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Topic # 9769 11-Oct-2006 22:37
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I don't suppose anyone has any idea of when the i-mate SP JAS will be available to purchase here in NZ? It's listed on the Vodafone website and has even already had a price increase since being first listed too!

I've now been into 2 Vodafone shops here in Wellington (surprisingly neither knew anything of availability) while at a First Mobile shop the sales person swore black and blue that it wouldn't be here till Christmas until I queried the fact that it was already on the VF website. To this, he tapped about on his computer before finally telling me that a rough estimate is "sometime in November".

So, do any VF people have a more firm date on availability?

P.S. Can anyone confirm that the device is a HSDPA device? I've read conflicting reports online about it. I am also sceptical about it being wifi (even though the fact sheet on the VFNZ website says it is)

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Reply # 48375 11-Oct-2006 22:50
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HSDPA, but no wi-fi. And I would expect it in November, seeing this when the new Palm Treo 750v will be available here as well.





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  Reply # 48388 12-Oct-2006 07:46
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you sure SPJas is a HSDPA? Club Imate's specification showed it is WCDMA 2100Mhz and it did not specifically mention HSDPA (like JasJam).




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  Reply # 48410 12-Oct-2006 09:41
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Cool. An "Easter Egg"!

I also noticed Vodafone has updated few info too, SPJas has "3G HSDPA" bit on the specification/features list, and no mention of Wi-Fi.

Blahbmc, check out my blog "New WM5 Devices at Vodafone NZ website". I think they spotted my comparison between the older devices with the newer devices, Vodafone decided to up the price tag by $100. :-( Not nice!




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Reply # 48415 12-Oct-2006 09:57
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Chiefie - yeah it was your blog entry that got me excited abuot the SP JAS acutally. I knew it had been released by i-mate but thought it wouldn't be here for a few months or so. But then when you indicated it was on the VFNZ site, then i really started to consider moving from my Apache to the SP JAS Wink

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  Reply # 48416 12-Oct-2006 10:06
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Blahbmc, i'm just as excited as you are too but Vodafone store or v.store have not got these devices :-(

And I'm between JasJam and Treo 750v! *aawww dilemma!*




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  Reply # 48439 12-Oct-2006 12:09
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chiefie: ...I also noticed Vodafone has updated few info too, SPJas has "3G HSDPA" bit on the specification/features list, and no mention of Wi-Fi.



http://www.vodafone.co.nz/documents/mobiles/support/imate_spjas/imate_spjas_datasheet.pdf

That was the spec sheet that I was referring to. 802.11b AND g apparently, not that I believe them for a second... Tongue out

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  Reply # 48444 12-Oct-2006 12:24
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maybe the person that prepared the factsheet doesn't know the difference between wifi and hsdpa? hehe... I do hope someone in vodafone picked this up and correct the error... it won't be good on them if someone skilled (like blahbmc) take this into Vodafone and claimed false advertising... not good... tut tut.

however, think about the settlement you can get from this minor typo... hehe




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  Reply # 48445 12-Oct-2006 12:25
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Hehe, I'll just be happy enough to get my hands on one of those handsets - even if they did cheekily put the price up on them!

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  Reply # 48446 12-Oct-2006 12:26
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freitasm: There's no Wi-Fi on the SP JAS.


Very "two steps forward, one step back"... SP5 has wifi but not quite UMTS... SPJas has UMTS/HSDPA but no wifi. and the drop of 2.5mm headset port in-opt for USB-Headset (not even an USB-Headset adapter!)

Also... has HTC dropped infrared port from all newer WM5 devices?




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  Reply # 48448 12-Oct-2006 12:29
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blahbmc: Hehe, I'll just be happy enough to get my hands on one of those handsets - even if they did cheekily put the price up on them!


Wanna help me with my dilemma? Take this poll "JasJam vs Treo 750v".




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