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I-Mate Ultimate 9502

alaTest has collected and analyzed 76 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the build quality and design are on the whole positive. The GPS navigation and reliability are also appreciated. The sound and value for money get critical comments. Views about the portability and usability are mixed.

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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 79/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for I-Mate Ultimate 9502

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 4 user reviews of I-Mate Ultimate 9502 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Mobile Phones on Amazon.co.uk.

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battery, features

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

This summary is based on the products: i-mate Ultimate 9502 Smartphonei-mate Ultimate 9502 Smartphone

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Amazon.com review summary for I-Mate Ultimate 9502

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of I-Mate Ultimate 9502 from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com.

usability, reliability

responsiveness, features

0% of the reviews on Amazon.com 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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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, Big 640x480 display, Touchscreen, HSDPA, Long battery life

Exclusive to Telstra, Windows Mobile 6 can be slow, HSDPA speeds less than Telstra promised

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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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iMate Ultimate 9502 Review

 

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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 - HardwareZone.com

 

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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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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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

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i-mate Ultimate 9502 review -

 

The TV-out feature is fun and could be very useful

The 9502 is relatively large and heavy and the processor ran slow at times

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i-mate Ultimate 9502 review

 

i-mate is a relative unknown but plans to hit the market hard this year with a number of devices. We see if the Ultimate 9502 can actually live up to its name.

i-mate may be a relatively unknown smartphone manufacturer, but the Ultimate 9502 has potential, despite its macho size. If this is where the Dubai-based company is headed, we're excited to see what i-mate will bring in the future.

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.

Battery

Capacity:1530mAh
Standby Time (PB):180hours
Talk Time (PB):240minutes
Technology:Lithium polymer

CE Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touch sensitive screen

Cellular

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
Type:Smartphone
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

Depth:0.7in
Height:4.6in
Weight:7.1oz
Width:2.4in

Display

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

Header

Manufacturer:I-mate
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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