Thursday, September 17, 2009
There is always one way for a new mobile phone brand name to pave its way to fame – a flattering price. i-mate seems to know this golden rule very well to have attached its featureful new phone Ultimate 8502 such a welcoming price tag. It is difficult not to give this newcomer a closer look.
The box is pretty contentful: the phone, a battery, a charger, a data cable, an AV cable, a stereo handsfree, a leather case, two Styluses, a CD ROM and a user’s guide.
The i-mate Ultimate 8502 has a modest design. The phone is 15mm thick and 140g, a little thicker and heftier than its pricier competition. However, it is still a favorable trade off I would say. The 2.6 inch touchscreen is alright. The TFT screen is good enough for video streaming and you can also connect it to your big screen TV or projector, how convenient is that?
The keypad is a nice surprise. We always want a finger friendly pad to type faster but a smaller, more portable phone. Ultimate 8502 has protruding keys that are prominent enough for speedy typing. You have got a joystick for navigation which I find helpful.
Here on the top you will find the power button.
You do get a 3.5mm jack for your personal earphones. It is accompanied by a mini-USB portal.
A jog dial and an OK button are laid on the left side.
The right side houses a volume rocker and the camera key and yes it indeed looks pretty thick. The camera is only 2.0MP assisted with LED flash, perhaps a little underwhelming when we are all spoiled by high-pixel camera phone.
You can (only) extend the memory up to 2GB with MicroSD, sorry!
Ultimate 8502 is operating on Windows Mobile 6.0. Professional. Can’t imagine a phone with this price can be smart as this? You bet!
You’ve got Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS, HSDPA on board. I have only one word for it: impressive!
i-mate Ultimate 8502 Video Review
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Does it happen to you frequently, to be driving around in a new area not knowing exactly where you are? Tired of consulting with the map and planning trips? The 6710 Navigator by Nokia may help you to fix all these problems. Succeeding Nokia 6210, the latest Navigator by Nokia comes in a larger and better screen, touch zoom bar beneath, Wi-Fi, upgrading camera, faster data, faster processing…Let’s check it out before it finds you.
What’s inside? The Nokia 6710 Navigator, a charger, Car charger and Car holder, Stereo headset, microUSB cable, a pouch, Nokia Ovi Suite CD and User guide. It’s not just a cell phone, but a fully functional navigational system here.
The 6710 is in a pretty standard design and don’t expect it have the innovative style likes LG GD900 Crystal. Also, it is nothing of its predecessor's cheap gloss though dimensions and size are almost identical. The phone has good weight in hand and the slide feels very sturdy and reliable.
There is nothing special with its front panel as it is same as the 6210, besides boosting the Zoom Bar for zooming in and out on maps. For sure, the touch-sensitive bar can be good use in the image gallery and web browse. It just makes me think of HTC Diamond2. The alphanumeric keys at the bottom are just right in size and tactile.
On the top side, you may find a charger plug and 3.5 mm audio jack which is more than welcome in a non-multimedia handset, follow the HTC Hero.
The microUSB port and the memory card slot are on the left sharing one plastic lid.
The volume rocker and the dedicated camera key are on the right.
It is in slightly curved shape that reminds me of HTC Hero again.
At the back, you may find the 5MP camera, standard with Carl Zeiss optics and dual LED flash. The new shape makes it easier to hold during photo snapping.
The Nokia CR-111 car holder will be included, which cradles the phone easily in the car and completes the driving navigation solution and you also get a car charger here.
The car holder’s conjunction closed up, it is well made and allows of turning your phone in 360 degree.
With the Nokia 6710, you can pre-plan your journey at home on the PC and synchronize with the device via Ovi Map of Nokia. Additionally, the Maps has been updated to include a number of new features such as high-resolution aerial images, 3D landmarks for over 200 cities, terrain maps, weather service, premium travel and events content and traffic and safety warnings. The pedestrian navigation experience has been significantly improved as well.5MP camera is good enough for snapping, the excellent audio quality, also, the software capabilities are on par with the best Nokia smartphones. Connectivity is also top notch, as is the speedy CPU. The Nokia 6710 is worth to consideration.
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