I-mate has finally
released the much awaited ROM update containing Windows Media Player 10 for its i-mate SP3i Smartphone (European version, 900Mhz). :-) Wonder what took i-mate so long to release this update? As an i-mate customer, who paid over $400 for the SP3i Smartphone and decided to buy an i-mate device (instead of the one sold by the carrier), the key deciding factor was the ROM updates. Even though i-mate has been doing a good job at releasing ROM updates for fixing problems and improving performance, the update with the WMP 10 was missing. Finally i-mate has decided to make their customers happy, after almost a year. :evil:
I-mate customers can login to the Club i-mate
web site and download the ROM update from the SP3i support page. Not sure if a similar update is available for the SP3 model. I cannot access the SP3 support page. Maybe one of our readers can confirm it. Don't forget to backup your Smartphone data before applying the ROM update. I was able to able to update my SP3i without a hitch. Update:
Our reader mpattman
has confirmed that a similar update is available for the i-mate SP3 (European version, 900Mhz) model also.
Following is the list of updates according to i-mate:Multimedia
Windows Media Player 10 for SmartphoneOperating System
Latest build of Microsoft Windows Mobile Smartphone 2003 Second Edition operating systemFile beaming over Bluetooth
It is now possible to beam files over Bluetooth using the file managerImproved radio functionality
Call audio quality is improved.
Speakerphone function is now included in the menu for each call.
The user can choose after how many seconds a call is sent through to voicemail.
Sometimes the phone would say "Unable to answer call" if the user tried to answer the phone while the call was being forwarded to voicemail. This functionality has been corrected.
USSD service support is upgraded.Ringtones
mp3 ringtones can now be usedUpdated MMS
Input phone numbers in "To" field using T9 "abc" mode, MMS cannot be sent while last number underlined.
After capturing picture, the device might go to album or other photo review option instead of returning to MMS client this has been corrected.
Sometimes, after capturing a video for inserting into an MMS, the wait cursor would cycle and it would not be possible to insert the MMS. This has been corrected.Updated T9
10 x 10 symbol table introduced.
Launching symbol table could delete words. This has been corrected.
When browsing to the web pages with text input field and keying in words, the very first letter might appear as a number. This has been corrected.
Sometimes requesting a capital letter would result in a lower case letter being displayed. This has been corrected.Bluetooth
Bluetooth serial port functionality has been improved. Users will need to install devices that use the serial port (GPS for Tomtom, Destinator, Copilot etc.) in a new way and these instructions will be posted on the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page.Java
Updated Java client to latest version.