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Mike Temporale
04-15-2004, 03:30 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.geekzone.co.nz/content.asp?ContentId=2648' target='_blank'>http://www.geekzone.co.nz/content.asp?ContentId=2648</a><br /><br /></div>"This phone is sold in other markets under different brands. You probably heard of O2 XPhone, QTEK 7070 or Orange SPV E200. These are in essence the same basic hardware, with branding customisation and some different software bundle included in the package. The phone runs the Windows Mobile 2003 Smartphone OS on a TI OMAP 132MHz CPU, with 32MB SDRAM and 64MB ROM. The display is a 2.2 inch TFT LCD, capable of showing 64k colours at 176x220 resolution. Its screen is very nice and clear, and works well outdoors."<br /><br />Geekzone has posted a very nice review of Vodafone's new I-mate Smartphone 2. There are lots of detail, screen captures, pictures of the device, and even a sample picture taken from the built-in camera. I'm still undecided between this phone and the soon to be released MPx100/220. :)

04-15-2004, 08:39 PM
I would tend to agree with Geekzone review of the Smartphone 2 (i-mate version).
This is a great phone, that I believe is much better than P800 / P900 I tried before (I really don't like Symbian OS!).

I would only have two complaints:
1. Not that major:
Keys are cramped: maybe because my fingers are too big, I don't know, but I often press the 'Home' key instand of 'Call' or - worse - the 'Call' key instead of 'Start'!

2. More problematic:
Battery life. Bluetooth is always on (I cannot turn it on only when I receive a call: it is then too late!) and speak an average of 1 hour a day. It is unfortunate to notice that the battery last less than a day.
I want to add that I never watch a movie or listen to music on my Smarphone 2!

If only battery life could be better (Better Bluetooth management, perhaps?), it would be a perfect device!