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I-Mate Ultimate 9502

alaTest has collected and analyzed 91 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the sound and usability. The design and GPS navigation also get good views. Comments are divided on the build quality, while there are some critical reviews about the reliability and value for money.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the I-Mate Ultimate 9502 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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i-mate Ultimate 9502 Preview


i-mate's Ultimate line employs Windows Mobile Professional 6.0 and targets the prosumers. The main purpose of the phones that belong to it is, to provide maximum efficiency to that audience when working with them. In this preview, we will discuss the...

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i-mate Ultimate 9502 with Windows Mobile 6 Professional


N "Ultimate" implies something to be the best. The i-mate Ultimate series has changed forms several times since we first heard about it in

Excellent performance ; VGA screen ; Sidekick-like form factor ; GPS/WiFi/HSDPA ; TV-out ; Solid build quality ; Outstanding speakerphone ; Scroll wheel ; Decent battery life ; Above-average photo quality with mechanical autofocus

Expensive ; Big, bulky, and heavy ; Small keyboard ; GPS initiation requires extra step

I think that Adam Lein said it best in his review of the TyTN II: The TyTN II truly is the ultimate mobile companion...

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i-mate Ultimate 9502 -


i-mate's foray into the Asia Pacific market kicks off with the introduction of its highly functional flagship model, the i-mate Ultimate 9502.


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Amazon review summary for I-Mate Ultimate 9502


alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of I-Mate Ultimate 9502 from The average user rating for this product is 2.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on


0% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: i-Mate Ultimate 9502 Smart Cell Phone - Unlocked

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2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 3G Network HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 Announced 2007, February Status Available Size Dimensions 118.5 x 60.5 x 15.5 mm Weight 152 g Display Type TFT resistive touchscreen, 65K colors Size 480 x 640 pixels,...

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I-Mate Ultimate 9502


my 9502 battery life is great untill I enter my sim card. I have send it back for repairs and I'm told that there is nothing wrong with it. I cant get 4 hours use out of it and that is with minimal calls made I dont down load I dont surf the net I just...



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i-mate Ultimate 9502


Australia's first commercially available HSUPA smart phone, the i-mate Ultimate 9502 offers a full, slide-out QWERTY keyboard, 802.11b/g Wi-Fi, a 2.8i...

Excellent VGA display, slide-out QWERTY keyboard, Wi-Fi, HSUPA and HSDPA capable, Secure and Custom i-Q portals

Chunky and heavy build, slider doesn't feel stable when opened, slow start-up time, no navigational software included

The Ultimate 9502 is one of the first HSUPA-capable phones to hit the market in Australia. Although it's feature packed and the Custom and Secure i-Q portals are a nice touch, you'll need to consider whether its bulky form factor is right for you.

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i-mate Ultimate 9502


The i-mate Ultimate 9502 is one of the best smartphones we have come across -- and if you're happy with Telstra -- the i-mate 9502 makes an excellent alternative to a Blackberry or iPhone.

A myriad of features ; 2.8-inch VGA Touch screen ; HSPA data speeds ; Long battery life

Exclusive to Telstra ; Windows Mobile 6 can be slow ; HSPA speeds less than Telstra promised

However be aware that Telstra's advertised data rates can be taken with a grain of salt, and set up a strong password when using Secure i-Q.

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Review: i-mate Ultimate 9502


It may have every single feature you want in a phone, but we felt this device didn't quite live up to its title.

Full suite of connectivity features; VGA display; separate mini-USB and audio jack; TV-out for presentations

Large and heavy; lacks user-available RAM; security software needs improvement; no bundled GPS software or maps; can be unresponsive at times

When it comes to features, the 9502 is a beast. It's a pity the implementation was not that ideal. There are no applications which make the Windows Mobile interface more user-friendly and the processing power and speed doesn't quite live up to the many...

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i-mate Ultimate 9502 Mobile Phone


The i-mate Ultimate 9502 mobile works with HSDPA/GSA 850/900/1800/1900 networks and has the dimensions of 116 x 60 x 17.8 mm, weighing about 200 grams

Product Specifications

The Ultimate 9502 is a no-compromises messaging device with a high-resolution touch-screen display. Wireless connectivity includes tri-band 3.5G, 802.11b and 802.11g WiFi, Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR, and quad-band GSM with EDGE. It even has integrated GPS for mapping, navigation, and a wealth of location-based services.


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:Slider
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:2.8in
Diagonal Size (metric):7.1cm
Type:LCD display

Flash Memory

Supported Flash Memory Cards:microSD


Model:Ultimate 9502
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:3Megapixel

Telephone Features

Voice Dialing: Yes
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