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I-Mate Ultimate 8502

alaTest has collected and analyzed 59 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the connectivity and design. The portability and value for money are also mentioned favorably. Views about the apps and responsiveness are mixed. The reliability and camera get less positive comments.

GPS navigation, value for money, portability, design, connectivity

camera, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the I-Mate Ultimate 8502 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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i-mate Ultimate 8502


The Ultimate series is the latest from i-mate, and features four smartphones with different form factors and slight variations in features, all targeting the same audience. The Ultimate 8502 is one of these, and might well appeal to BlackBerry lovers....

The i-mate Ultimate 8502 is available for Rs 39,550, which is rather more than others in its category. Overall it scores over the rest of the i-mates available in the market, thanks to its increased processor speed, features, and build quality. All...

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i-mate Ultimate 8502 Preview


i-mate's Ultimate series is based on Windows Mobile 6.0 and it is targeting exclusively the prosumers. The main thing that distinguishes the separate models is the design and they are slightly different in functionality. 8502 the model we are...

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One+ Months Later With the i-mate Ultimate 8502 and 6150


Travel at the end of June kept me from posting my follow-up user experience with both the i-mate Ultimate 8502 and Ultimate 6150; now that things have calmed down it is past time to write about a subject which, to put it bluntly, I have been dreading…...

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The i-mate Ultimate 8502 Unboxed and Discussed


It seems like ages ago that the internet was first abuzz with news of the upcoming i-mate Ultimates, and one of the high points of CES 2008 was getting to take a first look at the line. This week I finally received two of four that I'll be reviewing.]...

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i-mate Ultimate 8502 -


As the second of its enterprise series of Windows Mobile devices, the i-mate 8502 eschews the aesthetic element in favor of function.

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i-mate Ultimate 8502


The second smartphone from i-mate to feature HSUPA, the Ultimate 8502 has a feature set similar to the Ultimate 9502 but with the convenience of a muc...

Size and build quality, keyboard, scroll wheel, HSDPA and HSUPA, Custom and Secure i-Q

2.5mm headphone jack, average display

The Ultimate 8502 is an excellent package wrapped up in a compact and stylish design.

Editor's Choice!

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i-mate Ultimate 8502 Review - Mobile Phones


i-mate ultimate 8502 review: The first HSPA smartphone released in Australia may also be the best Windows Mobile available to date.

Excellent connectivity including HSPA, GPS and Wi-Fi, Slim and solid build, TV-out Telstra services including Foxtel

Tiny QWERTY keyboard, Lower resolution display compared to previous i-mates

With its smaller size, better connectivity and improved battery life, the Ultimate 8502 is the excellent smartphone the previous i-mates were so close to being.

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Review: i-mate Ultimate 8502


We have a thorough look at the only device in the Ultimate series without a VGA display.

Compact form factor; likeable design; full set of connectivity options; TV-out for presentations

Lacks user available RAM; no bundled GPS software; lower screen resolution compared to rest of its product line

From a design and specifications viewpoint, we were quite happy with the 8502. It's just lacking a bit of oomph when it comes to customizations like an enhanced interface and optimization of its built-in software so that it doesn't hog all the RAM. The...

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The i-mate Ultimate 8502 and i-mate Ultimate 9502 Pocket PC review


I have a look at two of the i-mat Ultimate series of Windows Mobile Pocket PC phones.

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First Look: i-mate Ultimate 9502, better Foxtel than the 8502


The Ultimate 9502 is a heavy, chunkier unit that boasts some useful improvements over its predecessor, including classier Foxtel Mobile viewing thanks to better resolution.

Product Specifications

The Ultimate 8502 offers high-end device specifications - including video out that can drive video onto a plasma screen and the fastest radio connection of any Windows Mobile device - in a variety of form factors making them the mobile devices of choice for businesses and consumers seeking both functionality and style. The Ultimate 8502 is powered by the Windows Mobile 6 operating system.


Standby Time (PB):180hours
Talk Time (PB):240minutes
Technology:Lithium polymer

CE Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touch sensitive screen


Band:WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Combined with:With digital camera / digital player / FM radio / GPS receiver
Integrated Components:Digital camera / Digital player / FM radio / GPS receiver
Phone Form Factor:Monoblock
Service Provider:Not specified
Technology:WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM
Voice Recorder: Yes
Wireless Interface:Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g

Communicator Features

Operating System:Microsoft Windows Mobile 6 Professional

Dimensions & Weight



Color Depth:18-bit (262000 Colors)
Diagonal Size:2.6in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.6cm
Type:LCD display

Flash Memory

Supported Flash Memory Cards:microSD


Model:Ultimate 8502
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:I-Mate

Messaging & Data Services

EDGE (Enhanced Data Rates For Global Evolution): Yes
HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access): Yes

Optical Sensor

Sensor Resolution:2Megapixel

Telephone Features

Voice Dialing: Yes
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