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Old 05-03-2007, 07:32 PM
Peelah Ben Arhna
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Default NextG/PDAs i-Mate JasJam and Palm Treo - a coupla questions

Considering the I-Mate Jasjam mobile phone/PDA to replace my aging Palm
Zire 71 and my reliable but limited in functionality Samsung A501 NextG
phone.

Now, it has a Windows type O/S and can apparently run Outlook and other
MS apps. What I'd like to know is if I run Outlook on my PC can it sync.
with my calendar, contacts, etc.?

Currently I can enter in data into the Palm Desktop software and it will
sync with the Palm. If I enter data into the PDA the Desktop software
will sync with it (it's done by pressing a "Hotsync" button on the PDA's
cradle).

I presume that the Jasjam will do the same thing, correct? If so, how
would it connect? The blurb that I read doesn't mention any USB
connectivity options, just Bluetooth, WiFi, etc.

Also, anyone care to recommend a decent site where you can get apps,
games, etc. for the Jasjam?

[edit] just read some reviews at cnet.com.au. Not too flattering, it
appears. Lockups, resets required, flaky software, poor reception, etc.
Then there are those who reckon that it's fine.

Now, having said all this, there's the Palm Treo that does a similar
job. However, it looks somewhat bulky (wide looking), whereas the JasJam
is narrower and appears more ergonomically friendly as a phone.

But if the Palm is like the other products from Palm, it may be a good
bit of gear. Just wondering if anyone here has any views, experiences or
whatever with either phone.


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Old 05-03-2007, 09:56 PM
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"Peelah Ben Arhna" <benarhna@yahoo.com.au> wrote in message
news:463a4175.00004cf9.bm00a@yahoo.com.au...
> Now, it has a Windows type O/S and can apparently run Outlook and other
> MS apps. What I'd like to know is if I run Outlook on my PC can it sync.
> with my calendar, contacts, etc.?


Yes. The phone should even come with a copy of Outlook. My Jamin (previous
model) did.

> I presume that the Jasjam will do the same thing, correct? If so, how
> would it connect? The blurb that I read doesn't mention any USB
> connectivity options, just Bluetooth, WiFi, etc.


Yes, it syncs via USB. You can also sync via bluetooth and I think IR.

HTH

Paul


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Old 05-04-2007, 07:26 PM
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On Fri, 16 Iyar 5767 07:56 Paul Walker translated the ancient runes
thusly:

>
> "Peelah Ben Arhna" <benarhna@yahoo.com.au> wrote in message
> news:463a4175.00004cf9.bm00a@yahoo.com.au...
>> Now, it has a Windows type O/S and can apparently run Outlook and
>> other MS apps. What I'd like to know is if I run Outlook on my PC
>> can it sync. with my calendar, contacts, etc.?

>
> Yes. The phone should even come with a copy of Outlook. My Jamin
> (previous model) did.


Ouch! The worst email prog. Any of them run a decent OS like Linux?

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Old 05-04-2007, 08:33 PM
Peelah Ben Arhna
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Paul Walker said...

>> MS apps. What I'd like to know is if I run Outlook on my PC can it
>> sync. with my calendar, contacts, etc.?

>
> Yes. The phone should even come with a copy of Outlook. My Jamin
> (previous model) did.


Yes, according to teh blurb it does.

Anyway, I've decided against it for the time being. Too many customer
feedback reports complaining of lockups, reboots and other issues.



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Old 05-05-2007, 03:32 AM
Peelah Ben Arhna
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Kate said....

>> Yes. The phone should even come with a copy of Outlook. My Jamin
>> (previous model) did.

>
> Ouch! The worst email prog. Any of them run a decent OS like Linux?


Why is Outlook bad? I'm considering moving from Eudora to Outlook. One,
it has an all-in-one package that could replace what I'm doing now with
Eudora, Palm Desktop and other apps if I go a NextG phone/PDA route. Of
course, this means finding a suitable phone. The JasJam isn't receiving
too many flattering reviews from what I've been reading, so far. Which
is a pity as it appears to be the best suited for my needs or wants.


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Old 05-27-2007, 12:41 AM
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Peelah Ben Arhna wrote:
> Considering the I-Mate Jasjam mobile phone/PDA to replace my aging Palm
> Zire 71 and my reliable but limited in functionality Samsung A501 NextG
> phone.
>
> Now, it has a Windows type O/S and can apparently run Outlook and other
> MS apps. What I'd like to know is if I run Outlook on my PC can it sync.
> with my calendar, contacts, etc.?
>
> Currently I can enter in data into the Palm Desktop software and it will
> sync with the Palm. If I enter data into the PDA the Desktop software
> will sync with it (it's done by pressing a "Hotsync" button on the PDA's
> cradle).
>
> I presume that the Jasjam will do the same thing, correct? If so, how
> would it connect? The blurb that I read doesn't mention any USB
> connectivity options, just Bluetooth, WiFi, etc.


It uses USB, but it should have a section in the instructions on how to use
Bluetooth

>
> Also, anyone care to recommend a decent site where you can get apps,
> games, etc. for the Jasjam?


handster.com

>
> [edit] just read some reviews at cnet.com.au. Not too flattering, it
> appears. Lockups, resets required, flaky software, poor reception, etc.
> Then there are those who reckon that it's fine.
>
> Now, having said all this, there's the Palm Treo that does a similar
> job. However, it looks somewhat bulky (wide looking), whereas the JasJam
> is narrower and appears more ergonomically friendly as a phone.
>
> But if the Palm is like the other products from Palm, it may be a good
> bit of gear. Just wondering if anyone here has any views, experiences or
> whatever with either phone.
>
>

Argusy



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