The i-Mate Jam smartphone / compact PDA was kindly demo’d to be by Stu at our first wedding anniversary BBQ, and I have to say it looks nice!
Unfortunately, for my network it has been renamed the not-quite-so-catchy Orange M500, and been given a facelift (facedrop?) to make it less curvy and more corporate (read, dull). Presumably this is in an attempt to prevent those of us who want the i-Mate Jam on Orange from finding it!
I’ve always been a hipster PDA man than one who lugs too much technology around. But with the start of my new job in a management role I’ll probably have to think more about backing up the data I create on the move. Not wanting the inconvenience of a large PDA, a seperate mobile phone and an iPod around with me, the compact size of the i-Mate Jam appeals. I’m yet to be convinced that it’ll replace the iPod!
The iMate Jam is also known by the following pseudonyms:
- Magician (generic term)
- i-Mate Jam (Vodafone)
- Orange M500 (Orange)
- MDA Compact (T-Mobile)
- XDA Mini (O2)