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i-mate SPL Review

Our good friend Paul from MoDaCo has just published the worlds first review of the i-mate SPL.

By all accounts, Paul is pretty impressed with the device.

i-mate SPL photos

“There’s no doubt about it, ‘thin is in’! A craze for super thin phones kicked off by the Motorola RAZR shows no sign of slowing, and with Samsung now blazing the thin-device trail too, the boundaries really are being pushed – at least in the feature phone market.”

i-mate SPL Specification

  • Windows Mobile 5 for Smartphone AKU 3
  • Triband 850/1800/1900 or 900/1800/1900 (2 versions available) GPRS no EDGE
  • TI OMAP 730 @ 200MHz
  • 128MB ROM
  • 64MB RAM
  • 2.2″ QVGA 65K colour screen
  • miniSD expansion behind battery cover
  • 2.0MP camera
  • miniUSB connector for sync / charge / headphones
  • 1100mAh battery – 4 hours talktime – 150 hour standby
  • 114.5mm x 49mm x 12mm – 102g
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    First HTC Herald Review

    There is no doubt about it, the HTC Herald is making quite a stir at the moment. Slated to be the successor to the HTC Wizard, similar in specification but a whole lot thinner at just 18mm thick.


    PDAClub has the first review and some excellent comparison photos.

    The HTC Herald is a successor to the HTC Wizard, now a low-end device compared to the HTC Hermes. The HTC Herald brings some improvements to the table, such as an improved 2 megapixel camera, AKU 3.2, WIFI G, and a much thinner design.

    There are further hardware changes, such as moving from miniSD to microSD cards, and the loss of the infra-red port. One welcome refinement is the ability to switch the device on merely by sliding out the keyboard, and apparently the sliding mechanism itself has been improved.


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    HTC Task Manager

    Many PocketPC users, especially new users, are frustrated by the way in which the close button works on PoceketPC applications, merely minimising the running program without actually terminating it.

    For years Microsoft refused to make any changes to the way that this worked. Third party applications have been available but these tend to be rather over-kill.

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    The clever folks at HTC have come up trumps and released their own Task Manager application that allows you to choose what to do when you click on the close button. Task Manager will be featuring in all HTC Pocket PCs shipping with AKU 3.2 onwards.

    What an excellent and simple idea, hats off to HTC!


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