too bad no WCDMA
Guys, get a load of this: Looks like i-mate has a "Jaq" up its sleeve -- and HTC is nowhere to be found. According to Hungarian site PDAMania.hu (which I ran through a very, very rough translation), it sounds like this may be i-mate's very first ODM device, meaning i-mate actually designed it from the ground up the same way Motorola designed the Q or the way Palm designs the Treos. And yes, this runs Windows Mobile for Pocket PC Phone Edition!
Things are starting to get very, very interesting...
i-mate Jaq (unconfirmed)
- OS: Windows Mobile 5.0 for Pocket PC Phone Edition
- Network: Quad-band 850/900/1800/1900 GSM, GPRS and EDGE
- Memory: 64MB RAM, 128MB ROM
- Screen: 320x240 (QVGA) TFT LCD 64K color screen
- Wireless: IrDA, Bluetooth 1.2 (no Wi-Fi)
- Audio: 2.5mm headphone jack
- Camera: 1.3 megapixels (that's a shame)
- Expansion: miniSD card slot
- Battery: 1440mAh Li-Ion
- Size: 122mm x 71mm x 22mm
- Weight: 160g
Note: If you need support for your HTC device, please contact HTC Customer Support. I am not a support technician and will not be able to help in most instances.
Wow! That looks like it might have a touchscreen...I'm interested.
Take a look at my new blog: MobileGenius. It is really just a few reviews at this point but I think I cover a few things that some of the reviews I have read do not take time for. Feel free to leave a comment!
Very interesting. Looks quite promising.
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looked like a dream... then i saw the thickness... is imate on crack??? 22mm? why? it should be as thick as the e61 or something
It's ugly. I hope the actual design turns better than the prototype. But this would certainly fill the void for those who love the Q but aren't willing to give up the touch screen.
Palm may design the Treo, but HTC still manufactures the Treo... who will manufacture this device... not Imate, I can tell you that.
If it runs Pocket PC Phone Edition, it should defininitely have a touch screen!Originally Posted by PINHEAD
No thank you! This would barely be an upgrade at all from my Mini. I would have to buy a new memory card and deal with that awful looking keyboard and screen. I don't think so.
1.3mp No umts/3g This isn't really an upgrade to anything?
Definitely not i-mate, but there are dozens (hundreds?) of manufacturers who would be ready and willing to fill HTC's void for i-mate. In fact, even HTC would be glad to manufacture this device for i-mate; HTC has no intention of relinquishing its OEM business. I'd love to find out who i-mate new OEM is.Originally Posted by static
Sorry, I have to be totally honest.....it's boring! No wiFi. Otherwise it has the same specs as every other device out now. It is not 320x240. It has a square screen. Not 2.8" screen....it could be 2.8" landscape It is 3/4" thick, which is comparable to 2 Qs
My money's on this being a fake.
Last edited by Dave Evans; 08-18-2006 at 10:38 PM.
Hey, this may not be the next best thing to sliced bread, but I still did good with the leak, right?
Yeah, you did...I meant to point that out. Good work.
Hmm....let's name some candidates. Quanta Computer, Chi Mei Wireless and Compal Communication...Originally Posted by Urban Strata