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HTC Universal / Qtek 9000 / i-Mate JasJar / Dopod 900 / O2 XDA Exec / T-Mobile MDA Pro / Orange SPV M5000 / Vodafone V1640

alaTest has collected and analyzed 485 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the usability and size are overall positive. The design and screen also get good feedback, whereas opinions are divided on the portability. Some have doubts about the apps and sound.

responsiveness, screen, design, size, usability

battery, camera, value for money, sound, apps

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the HTC Universal / Qtek 9000 / i-Mate JasJar / Dopod 900 / O2 XDA Exec / T-Mobile MDA Pro / Orange SPV M5000 / Vodafone V1640 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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The HTC Universal: What do you want to know

 

Man, if there was ever one gadget we were definitely not expecting to have fall into our laps this week, it's the HTC Universal. It's definitely big for something you're supposed to use to make phone calls, but with great size comes great power, right?...

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HTC Universal review

 

Jason Langridge has a rather glowing review of the HTC Universal - apparently its largitude can be forgiven by its action-packed feature set. The device gets high marks for a gorgeous swivel screen (handy for preserving battery life while playing...

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XDA EXEC (HTC Universal) Review

 

Although the XDA EXEC is a very good PDA with some nice features and phone related functions, it is not too much different (in specification & performance) from similar PDA/Phone devices. In other words it would not be that beneficial to somebody who...

Excellent decent sized full QWERTY keyboard ; Better software features bringing it closer to window programs ; New Persistant Storage – now eliminating loss of data due to loss of power

Biggest/bulkiest of all the Windows mobile PDA's to date ; Screen could be bigger considering devices' size ; Incompatible with many 3rd party applications

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Imate JASJAR PDA Pocket PC Phone Review

 

Lovingly known as "my brick" and more of a mini laptop than a phone with phonability not its forte. ...

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HTC Universal Windows Mobile 5 Pocket PC Phone

 

Great form factor for working on office documents while on the go, Case feels substantial and very solid, Screen is gorgeous, Battery life is good, Very well built, pocketable device, Great form factor for working on office documents while on the go,...

PDA first, phone second, Certain features may not work properly outside of Europe and/or Asia, Most expensive PDA to date, PDA first, phone second, Certain features may not work properly outside of Europe and/or Asia, Most expensive PDA to date

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i-mate JASJAR 3G PDA

 

The HTC Universal is by far the most advanced hybrid PDA available in the market right now. Like other HTC products it has many names. The HTC Universal is also known as Imate Jasjar, Qtek 9000, Orange SPV m5000, T-mobile MDA PRO, O2 XDA EXEC etc. The...

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Review : iMate JasJar ( HTC Universal )

 

i-Mate JasJar Author : Chris LecknessVendor : Imate Price : ~$1200 USD My Rating : 8.5 / 10Super Convergence - Super Price tagDo you want the best? Get ready to

I have waited and waited for the device. I have read all the superb specs that made this my next phone/PocketPC. I failed to read that this thing was gonna be spotty coverage for me in the US on Cingular’s network. This is about my only disappointment...

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Article: Windows Mobile 5.0 Snafu Part II

 

Frank J. García, author of Tweaks2k2 .NET, again presents us with an article describing his gripes with Microsoft's implementation of various backend features in Windows Mobile 5.0. Part II of "Windows Mobile 5.0 Snafu" explains the security features...

But why worry about something that is not closely affecting us yet? Well, to think in this way is completely wrong. We have seen how this "Security Initiative" affects MUI files but I'm sure that many VGA device owners are looking for versions of ozVGA...

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Article: Windows Mobile 5.0 Snafu

 

Developers are having a difficult time recoding their software to be Windows Mobile 5.0 compatible (which is why pocketnow.com recently launched WM5FixSite.com). Frank J. García, known for his award-winning Tweaks2K2 Windows Mobile tweaking software,...

But this is not a major inconvenience. You are asked for the permission to run the application, and when you click yes, you are never asked again the next time you run the same program, because the operating system keeps track of the application name,...

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Review: i-mate JasJar

 

While I was initially turned off by the ominous size and weight of the beast, i-mate's JasJar (aka HTC Universal) managed to win me over with its huge feature set, new UI tweaks, and great wireless connectivity.

Product Specifications

The new flagship device in the Qtek range is the mighty 9000. The Qtek 9000 is a 3G device designed to work on the latest high speed UMTS networks. Cutting edge 3G technology combined with a 520 MHz processor, full QWERTY keyboard and WiFi means that the 9000 is build for performance! The display measures a full 480 x 640 pixel (VGA) and it is able to swivel and close back up on itself to allow for either two handed typing or PDA touch screen use. The new Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 operating system is standard as are the Pocket versions of all your favorite MS applications such as Office, Outlook and MSN Messenger. High speed connectivity coupled with dual cameras allow for Video Telephony while dual speakers, SD expandable memory and Windows Media Player make for a fantastic mobile multimedia experience! Complete business workstation and multimedia center combined in this, the latest heavy hitter from Qtek, the 9000!

Battery

Capacity:1620mAh
Technology:Lithium ion polymer/Lithium polymer

CE Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touch sensitive screen

Cellular

Band:GSM 900/1800/1900 (Tri-Band)/WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 900/1800/1900
Combined with:With digital camera / digital player/With two digital cameras / digital player
Integrated Components:2nd camera / Digital camera / Digital player/Digital camera / Digital player
Phone Form Factor:Folder
Service Provider:Not specified
Technology:GSM/WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM
Type:Smartphone
Voice Recorder: Yes
Wireless Interface:Bluetooth / IEEE 802.11b / Infrared (IrDA)/Bluetooth / Infrared (IrDA)

Communicator Features

Operating System:Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 for Pocket PC Phone Edition

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:1in
Height:3.2in
Weight:10.1oz
Width:5in

Display

Color Depth:16-bit (65000 colors)
Diagonal Size:3.6in
Diagonal Size (metric):9.1cm
Type:LCD display

Flash Memory

Supported Flash Memory Cards:MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card

Header

Localization:English
Manufacturer:I-mate/Qtek
Model:9000/JASJAR
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:I-Mate/Qtek

Optical Sensor

Sensor Resolution:1.3Megapixel
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