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UPDATE: i-mate released another ROM update for SP3i including Windows Media 10
Posted by Arne Hess - on Saturday, 08.10.05 - 19:55:32 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News - Viewed 22204x
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Finally! I knew it a little bit longer but it took even longer for i-mate to make it available. Anyway, finally it's here - the latest SP3i ROM update for i-mate's HTC Feeler version and this ROM update comes with many improvements, most of us have waited for.
No, it doesn't contains a Windows Mobile 5.0 upgrade (otherwise it would be and upgrade, not an update) but some other important upgrades and fixes:

Upgrades and Fixes:

  • Multimedia
    Windows Media Player 10 for Smartphone
  • Operating System
    Latest build of Microsoft Windows Mobileâ„¢ Smartphone 2003 Second Edition operating system
  • File beaming over Bluetooth
    It is now possible to beam files over Bluetooth using the file manager
  • Improved 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 used
  • Updated 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

The ROM update is available free of charge via club i-mate for all i-mate SP3i owners. However, the download requires a login which is available for i-mate SP3i owners only! And, it's for the GSM 900 MHz version only (which is the SP3i which supports GSM 900, 1800 and 1900 MHz).
Since I can not register for the i-mate SP3, I'm not sure if the same ROM update was released for this device also but I expect so. If anyone of you with an SP3 could check and confirm in the comments?

Cheers ~ Arne

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