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i-mate PDAL

Posted
Nov 22, 2006
Market status
Released

Pros

No pros

Cons

  • Slow data means slow Internet browsing (EDGE)
  • Low pixel density screen (167 ppi)
  • Single-core processor
  • Too little RAM memory (64 MB RAM)
  • It is so thick it needs a personal fitness trainer (0.66 inches inches)
  • Resistive touchscreen technology means its display is less sensitive than you would like it to be
  • Low resolution display (240 x 320 pixels)
  • Low-resolution camera (2 megapixels)
  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • The camera lacks flash
  • Lacks a standard (3.5mm) headphones jack
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment
  • Lacks a proximity sensor that turns the display оff during a phone call
  • No front-facing camera
  • Lacks global positioning system (GPS)

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Description

i-mate PDAL is a Quad-band GSM Pocket PC featuring 200 Mhz TI OMAP processor, 65k color QVGA display, 2.0 megapixel camera, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, EDGE, MicroSD card slot and runs Windows Mobile 5.0

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Windows Mobile Professional (5.0)
  • Form factor:
    • Candybar
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.40 x 2.20 x 0.66 inches (112 x 56 x 17 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 4.09 oz (116 g)
      the average is 4.8 oz (136 g)
  • Design features:
    • Stylus, Soft keys (2)
  • Side Keys:
    • Right: Volume control, Camera shutter

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 2.4 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 240 x 320 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 167 ppi
  • Colors:
    • 65 536
  • Touchscreen:
      • Resistive

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 2 megapixels
    • Features:
      • Digital zoom
  • Camcorder:
      • Yes

Hardware

  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • TI OMAP850
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Single core, 200 MHz
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 64 MB RAM / 128 MB ROM
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 4.00 hours
      the average is 12 h (714 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 6.2 days (150 hours)
      the average is 20 days (491 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 1100 mAh
  • Type:
    • Li - Ion

Multimedia

  • Music player:
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3, WMA, WAV, AMR
  • Video playback:
    • Supported formats:
      • MPEG4, WMV, AVI

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
      • Internet Explorer Mobile

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • Data:
    • EDGE
  • Global Roaming:
    • Yes
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Phone features

  • Phonebook:
    • Unlimited entries, Multiple numbers per contact, Picture ID, Ring ID
  • Organizer:
    • Calculator, Alarm, To-Do, Calendar
  • Messaging:
    • SMS, MMS
  • E-mail:
      • IMAP, POP3, SMTP
  • Instant Messaging:
      • Windows Live / MSN
  • JAVA:

    JAVA - J2ME (Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition) is a technology that allows programmers to use the Java programming language and related tools to develop programs for mobile wireless information devices such as cellular phones and personal digital assistants (PDAs). J2ME consists of programming specifications and a special virtual machine, the K Virtual Machine, that allows a J2ME-encoded program to run in the mobile device.

      • Midp 2.0, CLDC 1.1
  • Games:
      • Yes

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 1.2
    • Profiles:
      • Handsfree (HFP), Dial-up networking (DUN), Generic Object Exchange (GOEP), Object Push (OPP), Generic Access (GAP), Human Interface Device (HID), Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Basic Imaging (BIP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Synchronization (SP), SIM Access (SAP)
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g
  • USB:
      • USB 1.1
  • Other:
    • Computer sync

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Service lights, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones (64 voices), Speakerphone
    • Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 20 Dec 2006
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        UJQ-06378T link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - The exposure standard for mobile devices employs a unit of measurement known as the Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR. The SAR limit stated in the international guidelines is 2.0 W/ kg*. Tests for SAR are conducted using standard operating positions with the device transmitting at its highest certified power level in all tested frequency bands. Although the SAR is determined at the highest certified power level, the actual SAR of the device while operating can be well below the maximum value.

    • Head:
      • 0.18 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz
    • Body:
      • 0.36 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz
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