Imate Ultimate 8502

Imate 8502I recently got my hands on my very own Imate Ultimate 8502. I upgraded from the Imate JasJam and I must say that I’m very impressed.

The ultimate series includes two devices availble from Telstra on the NextG Network. The Ultimate 8502 is a front facing qwerty keyboard design and the Ultimate 9502 is the slide up screen format, similar to the JasJam. I chose the 8502 as I felt the keyboard on the 9502 was a little difficult to use especially when using the edge keys.


  • UTMS HSDPA/HSUPA (850/1900/2100 Mhz)
  • GSM GPRS EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 Mhz)
  • WIFI 802.11 b/g & Bluetooth 2.0 built in
  • GPS built in
  • Windows Mobile 6 Professional

Full specifications here.

My impressions of the device.


  • Smaller than the Jasjam
  • Keyboard more accessible


  • Side Voice and Camera buttons do get in the way.
  • Camera only 2 MP – an upgrade would have been expected
  • Keys are quite small but easy to distinguish.