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REVIEW: What's improved with i-mate's latest ROM update for Smartphpne2
Posted by Arne Hess - on Sunday, 20.06.04 - 17:04:35 CET under 08 - Reviews - Viewed 8658x
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I was testing the latest i-mate Smartphone2 ROM during the past days and the recently released ROM version seriously improves the overall functionality of the i-mate Smartphone2.
Most heard critics in the past were about the stand-by time which wasn't satisfying at all. This seems to be fixed now - at least it is serious improved with the latest ROM build.

Here what I've noticed in my tests as well what is confirmed to be fixed now:

  • The power draining of the device caused by running the application of SD card has been improved
  • Added the capability of deep sleep to save battery power and ensured the screen could be turned off if users enable CPU deep sleep mode and BT headset
  • The power consumption improved to be normal when turning on BT.
  • If a SD card inserted it will no longer consume extra power any more
  • Overall improved the battery standby time
  • MediaPlayer plays properly after removing the SD card
  • Improved audio quality
  • Bluetooth serial profile now works appropriately by adding BT SPP support
  • Bluetooth headset timeout of Sony Ericsson HBH-60 headset improved/fixed

The latest ROM really satisfies me and therefore it's highly recommended to download it from (for i-mate device owners only).

Cheers ~ Arne

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Posted by Mauricio Freitas on 20.06.04 - 22:52:33

"Bluetooth headset timeout... improved".

Arne, do you know if this fixes the problems with some Jabra BT200? I can pair my Jabra and use it, but as soon as I place it in the cradle the pairing seems to be broken. It works ok with my GN Netcom headset though. But I rather use the Jabra.

Perhaps I should test this when back from my trip...

Posted by Matt M on 21.06.04 - 04:54:15

[1]  Mauricio, it should do, but I haven't had a chance to test with my BT200 that has the same problem as yours; my wife uses the SP2, and her Jabra is a newer firmware revision :-)

Posted by Marc L. on 22.06.04 - 00:24:02

Arne:  Are you aware of any bluetootch keyboards that have been ported to the Smartpone 2?  I am frankly somewhat surprised at the stunted growth of keyboard accessories for the smartphone.

Posted by Arne Hess on 22.06.04 - 13:05:25

[1] Mauricio, unfortunately I can not test this because I never had this problem with my Jabra headset because of the latest ROM. Maybe Matt can add his experiences (or latest you, when you are back from the U.S.).

[3] So far _no_ ported Bluetooth keyboards and still waiting for an answer from Think Outside regarding their BT keyboard. As soon as I know more I will let you know.

Posted by Mitchell Waite on 23.06.04 - 04:58:57

I lost my Smartphone partnership when I installed the ROM, it put the phone in the Guest mode and I can't figure out how to set up a new partnership, anyone know how?

Posted by Rodney on 24.06.04 - 01:21:45

I lost all Bluetooth after installing the update.  When I go to turn on the bluetooth, I have a message telling me there is no bluetooth HARDWARE on this device.


Posted by Jacob on 29.06.04 - 18:49:20

Anyone knows if this ROM can be used on a standard Qtek 2020 (no branding) ? If not, where I could get the most up to date Qtek 2020 firmware ?

Posted by Jacob on 29.06.04 - 20:56:15

Oh, hehe, sorry. Wrong thread to post this in wink

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