Feeds

i-mate unveils candybar-sized PDA phone

Launches a BlackBerry alternative too

High performance access to file storage

Smart phone seller i-mate has launched its latest Windows Mobile handhelds: a follow up to the QWERTY keyboard equipped JAQ it launched a few months ago, and a classic tablet-like PDA phone squeezed into a candybar form-factor.

i-mate jaq3 windows mobile smart phone

The JAQ3 sports a 2.4in, 320 x 240, 65,536-colour touch screen above the keyboard. It's a quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE device with Bluetooth 1.2 - featuring stereo audio support - and 802.11b/g Wi-Fi. It has 128MB of ROM, 64MB of RAM and a MicroSD card slot for more.

Its driven by a 200MHz Texas Instruments OMAP 850 processor, and has a two megapixel digicam with 4x digital zoom. There's a scroll-wheel control on the left side. The handset is pitched as a more feature-rich alternative to the Wi-Fi-less JAQ, but in all other respects they have near-identical specs.

The JAQ3 is 6.8cm wide, while the PDAL measures just 5.6cm. The handset looks like a slider phone, but it's actually a tablet-style PDA phone. Its specifications match those of the JAQ3, though it has an 1,100mAh battery to the JAQ3's 1,200mAh power pack.

i-mate pdal windows mobile smart phone

i-mate said the two devices "deliver the many familiar applications of Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0... at a lower price point". At a lower price point than what, it didn't say. Nor did reveal what it expects to charge for the new handsets. ®

High performance access to file storage

More from The Register

next story
Report: Apple seeking to raise iPhone 6 price by a HUNDRED BUCKS
'Well, that 5c experiment didn't go so well – let's try the other direction'
Microsoft lobs pre-release Windows Phone 8.1 at devs who dare
App makers can load it before anyone else, but if they do they're stuck with it
Zucker punched: Google gobbles Facebook-wooed Titan Aerospace
Up, up and away in my beautiful balloon flying broadband-bot
Nvidia gamers hit trifecta with driver, optimizer, and mobile upgrades
Li'l Shield moves up to Android 4.4.2 KitKat, GameStream comes to notebooks
AMD unveils Godzilla's graphics card – 'the world's fastest, period'
The Radeon R9 295X2: Water-cooled, 5,632 stream processors, 11.5TFLOPS
FOUR DAYS: That's how long it took to crack Galaxy S5 fingerscanner
Sammy's newbie cooked slower than iPhone, also costs more to build
Sony battery recall as VAIO goes out with a bang, not a whimper
The perils of having Panasonic as a partner
NORKS' own smartmobe pegged as Chinese landfill Android
Fake kit in the hermit kingdom? That's just Kim Jong-un-believable!
Gimme a high S5: Samsung Galaxy S5 puts substance over style
Biometrics and kid-friendly mode in back-to-basics blockbuster
prev story

Whitepapers

Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.
Five 3D headsets to be won!
We were so impressed by the Durovis Dive headset we’ve asked the company to give some away to Reg readers.
HP ArcSight ESM solution helps Finansbank
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Mobile application security study
Download this report to see the alarming realities regarding the sheer number of applications vulnerable to attack, as well as the most common and easily addressable vulnerability errors.