While the device isn't new (even a carrier announced it already), today i-mate, the specialists in Microsoft Windows Mobile devices and applications officially announce the launch of their most compact Windows Mobile 5.0 based Pocket PC, the i-mate JAMin better known as HTC Prophet. Leveraging off what has been an undeniable recipe for success for i-mate, the i-mate JAMin comes in the same compact form factor as the award winning i-mate JAM but houses significant improvements including Quad-band GPRS/EDGE capability, lightning-fast Wi-Fi built in, a 2.0 mega pixel camera and all the latest Windows Mobile 5.0 tools.
The i-mate JAMin boasts a minimalist streamline design with non slip black casing for extra grip and enhanced keypad design for complete one-handed navigation. It comes with a built in MP3 Player, Voice Recorder and Speakerphone as well as Computer Associates eTrust Antivirus software and a global warranty.
Perfect for today's jet set business executive, the device allows you to have the world at your fingertips offering seamless quad-band GSM connectivity along with GPRS, EDGE, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g capability. Whilst on the go, the i-mate JAMin allows users to access much of the same information on their desktop PCs including emails and the Internet as well as important documents. It has a superior quality touch sensitive 64k transflective LCD screen and a full range of applications including Windows Media Player, Internet Explorer, MSN Messenger, Word Mobile, Excel Mobile, Powerpoint Mobile & ClearVue PDF viewer.
Speaking at the launch, Jim Morrison, CEO of i-mate said: "The i-mate JAMin is the latest version of our popular i-mate JAM model. We have taken into consideration the requirements of our clientele which includes the global traveler who is constantly looking for mobile devices to deliver on speedy connectivity and using the device with one hand. The new i-mate JAMin delivers on all these fronts, proving to be a trueworld mobile device."
Enabling you to capture all those special moments while on the move, i-mate JAMin boasts a 2.0 megapixel built in camera. The camera comes with macro mode enabling close-up shots of smaller objects. The device also doubles up as a camcorder and lets you operate MMS with video clip support. To help save more pictures the memory of the device can also be expanded through its SDIO/MMC card slot. i-mate offers an impressive array of applications as standard on the new i-mate JAMin and Arabic applications like Arabic keyboard, Arabic dictionary and Islamic prayer alerts and Qiblah direction for the important Middle-Eastern i-mate customers.
The elite web portal exclusively for i-mate owners, www.clubimate.com, provides 24/7 technical advice, support and value added services such as free hosted Microsoft Exchange e-mail, exclusive i-mate interactive games and upgrade patches for download.
An estimated time of arrival wasn't announced today but expansys UK have it on preorder already - for Ã‚Â£ 439.95.
Cheers ~ Arne