i-mate JASJAR GSM/GPRS Pocket PC/Mobile Phone
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i-mate", the specialists in Microsoft® Windows Mobile" devices and applications, are pleased to announce the advent of a new level in high-speed mobile experience with the launch of the i-mate" JASJAR. This ultimate device allows users to enjoy powerful internet browsing and dynamic multi-media features for business, for pleasure, for life. The i-mate" JASJAR offers the most advanced set of features yet including a full VGA screen, 520MHz Intel processor and 128MB of Permanent Memory, built-in Computer Associates® eTrust Antivirus software*, Skype" internet telephony software*, i-mate" global warranty and access to the exclusive support and services on offer at club i-mate" web portal.* Not available in all territories.
Top Customer Reviews
I have always used a keyboard clamshell based PDA right back to the introduction of the Psion series 3a, I stuck with Psion untill their demise, and then bought a Hewlett Packard Jornada 720, I have a genuine use for these devices and they are not just a toy. The embedded software on the Jornada was no longer supported and it is very big, so I bought one of these on a contract, and all in all, I am impressed.
As a phone it is a little alkward to use, but my main use of it is for data/e-mail/web, and as a PDA, and as a phone...its ok, but not as convenient as a little pat as you go
I cant agree that it is slow, I think that in the main, web browsing is very impressive, and the E-mail side of it is about as good as you can reasonably expect get given its size, I would give it 5 stars for E-Mail...the keyboard works very very well, and is in many ways a bit better than the larger k/b on the Jornada old 720/680 series, but still not as good as a psion series 5
The rotating screen worries me, as it is vulnerable when not completely rotated...be careful!!, but as a concept it is neat, and the image auto-rotates to fit when you flip it
I use a leather case zip which allows me to use it in situ without removing it...not the slip case supplied, as I would worry about dropping it
The Sim Free price is expensive, and you will cry if you break it, so get some accidental damage cover (houshold insurance ?)...oh and one more thing, as an MP3 player it is very very good because it accepts a standard size headphone jack (3.5mm I think)...Read more ›
My principal complaint is of its functionality as a telephone - an obvious problem, but one that I had not considered before my purchase.
If the JASJAR is carefully placed in its case in your pocket and the phone rings, you can plan on at least 15 seconds before you have it in hand and ready to answer. More if you want to unfold it to find out who is calling you. I have missed many calls because of this already, and its quite infuriating.
I would still recommend it to anyone who needs an all-in-one, easily portable device. Truly one of its kind.
I only have one battery for it, but it does tire quickly when the phone and mp3 players are used. a second battery may be a good idea.
* It was easy to use
* sychonisation with outlook was quick and simple
* a comprehensive user guide that was well-written so I could use all the features
* I could type in realtime and send it straight out in outlook for distribution.
Then it broke. No reason. I took it out my bag and the screen had gone. I had had it all of two weeks. I was devestated.
Suddenly all the failings of buying on-line come to the fore. The supplier pda-mobiles is running the business from cyber-space. No telephone numbner, no address, no response. Replies to email are slow, polite but with nil knowledge of consumer law or Amazon 'guarentee. WTen He claims it is not a manufacturing error but a 'human' error. How would human error stop the machine working? Pressing the wrong buttons too often? And how has he come to this convenient conclusion without seeing the machine? Then you find yourself wondering...well..it DID have a fault. Did the supplier get it from a legitimate source? You just do not know.
And Amazon. Well, bless them! Their procedures are adequate enough for CDs, books and so on - things that are not time sensitive or very expensive. Where it does not matter too much. The average of seven to ten days to investigate however is all too slow for a working tool that is so fab you became reliant on it the moment you unpacked the box. It's too dear to pop out and get a duplicate. Yet you cannot survive without it.
Things do go wrong with equipment. I accept that. If I had bought it from an O2 shop I could have received a replacement within hours of it going wrong with no questions.
So my advice would be:
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It's quite large for a phone, it's slightly smaller than my Nintendo DS but bigger than any other gadget I've had, but the keyboard more than makes up for it -- a smaller device would be impossible to type on. It's just about as small as it can be while still being comfortable to use. Also, the screen brightness and clarity is top notch - mine even came with a screen protector - although don't rely on the built in camera to be much use.
If you're a data user like me then you'll love the fact you can never be far away from your email. The keyboard makes typing really easy, far far easier than pecking out letters on a touchscreen, although the swivel screen means you can use it like a traditional portrait PDA too. I've not had a problem with battery life - it charges via USB so if you're never far from a computer you can keep it topped up.
If you have large pockets (or you're female like I am and thus carry a bag!) it's an ideal buy -- it'll replace your phone and PDA and maybe even your laptop too. Beautiful piece of kit.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
its the most complete pda come phone i have owned to date well worth the money i spentPublished on 1 Sept. 2009 by Martin Dewar
As a phone it's pretty sucky because it's fairly slow. If you are going to make full use of the integration with your PC and use word, excel and outlook it is very cool. Read morePublished on 28 April 2006 by Colin Newell
Sorry, I can't agree with the others. This is just a waste of time. I had the XDAIIs previously and like this, they spent more time on the bad design and less on perfecting the... Read morePublished on 25 April 2006 by Old Duffer