In line with the strategy of offering more mid-range Windows Mobile devices that
appeal to a wider audience at a lower price point, i-mate announced the
previously leaked i-mate JAQ3
during the GITEX 2006 in Dubai. The JAQ3, which is based on a
TechFaith Wireless reference
design, is a dedicated messaging phone that boasts the many familiar
applications of Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 for Pocket PC.
Designed with user preferences in mind, its full QWERTY keyboard, five navigation buttons and
scroll wheel allow for easy navigation and use of services including E-Mail, the
JAQ3 definitely competes with the Palm Treo 750. Furthermore, the landscape 2.4"
colored touch screen supports the use of the stylus as an increasingly popular
means of accessing and writing E-Mail and messages.
Running on Microsoft's Windows Mobile 5.0 for Pocket PC Phone Edition, the JAQ3
sports quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE, Bluetooth and WiFi 802.11 b/g with 64 MB RAM and
128 MB ROM. On the back, the devices features a 2.0 megapixel camera.
Commenting on the launch Jack Craine, Global Sales Director at i-mate
said: "The new i-mate JAQ3 is ideal for the busy professional who wants to
reap the benefits of the Microsoft Windows Mobile solution and the rapid
growth of WiFi connectivity at an attractive price. In addition to this, the
i-mate Suite solution makes the i-mate JAQ3 a very attractive proposition
for businesses in the Middle East."
As the other i-mate devices in the portfolio, the i-mate JAQ3 enjoys the
benefits of Window Mobile 5.0 Pocket PC including Windows Mobile Direct Push
E-Mail, Hotmail and MSN Messenger access, Microsoft Office Mobile, Windows Media
Player Mobile and Internet Explorer Mobile. The phone also enjoys the Club i-mate
value added services and customer support.
JAQ3 is now available in the Middle East and comes with i-mate Suite
pre-installed as a trial package to enable users to test the benefits of
minimized downtime, safeguarded data and secure access and transfer of
information on the go.
Cheers ~ Arne