Advantages High spec, good looks, smallest PDA available and great value for money.
Disadvantages No intergrated WiFi and less RAM than some PDA's.
I first became addicted to Pocket PC’s with my HP IPAQ 4150 which was a birthday present from my husband. I quickly found I could not live without it.Then when I came to renew my mobile phone contract I thought “wouldn’t it be great to have a Pocket PC and Phone in one”. A techie friend had showed my his Smartphone but after using a windows based Pocket PC I knew it wasn’t for me – I was clearly spoilt, I needed a user friendly interface and top notch performance. Then my husband introduced to me to i-mate.
I browsed the i-mate website, saw the JAM, and knew I had to have it.So what is it…
The i-mate JAM is the smallest Windows Pocket PC available.
It includes an internal GSM/GPRS Tri-band (900/1800/1900GSM) antenna for voice and data calls - perfect for picking up emails or surfing the web whilst on the move.
At £399.95 (incl VAT and delivery) it is excellent value for money when you consider how much camera phones and Pocket PC’s cost on there own.What’s in the box….
My JAM arrived in a cute compact box, inside was the device itself, an extra stylus, A/C adapter, USB to mini-USB cable, 2.5 mm stereo headphones, CD with ActiveSync and Outlook, Quick Start Guide, full User Manual, and warranty documentation.Also included is a neat belt slip case – which is quite nice, made of leather, fabric and elastic. Although hanging a phone off my belt isn’t really ‘my thing’ it is keeping it well protected until I find something better.
The looks…It is amazing! It is very, very small, a similar size to an i-POD or a packet of cigarettes, and feels rock solid. It fits comfortable in the palm of your hand and feels just like holding a normal phone. It looks gorgeous too, in brushed aluminum with nice curved edges.
The buttons…There are four basic buttons arranged around the square navigational pad that acts like a joystick. There are the red and green phone buttons (which light up when switched on), a Contacts button, and a Calendar button. The square navigational pad works well, and in the center you will find an Action or ‘select/enter’ button. These buttons are handy and easy to use, but for the most part you use the touch screen with your stylus, as a way of working.
The display…It is 2.8 inches and has a 240x320 QVGA resolution. The colours are very vibrant and the fonts look really crisp. Seeing is believing with this device.
Another nice feature is that you can switch the screen from portrait to landscape, this versatility comes in really handy for some applications.Indicator lights….
These are situated above the display and flash/glow yellow, green, blue or red depending on what is going on with your device.The bits on the side..
On the right is the stylus which has an unusual black end that matches the rounded curves of the device.
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The i-mate JAM is the smallest GSM/GPRS-enabled Pocket PC available. The units come supplied with 6 months warranty supported by eXpansys.Use for...
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