i-mate K-JAM with WiFi is out

Looking for a mini-laptop and a mobile phone in one? The brand new I-mate K-JAM boasts of a moving keyboard and built-in WiFi, similar to that of the latest HTC PPC-6700 launched by Sprint last week, but still one step ahead with the WiFi. The quad-band K-JAM smartphone comes in a PDA form factor and measures 108mm x 58mm x 23.7mm.

It’s powered by the TI OMAP 850 200MHz processor, with 64MB built-in RAM and 128MB ROM, it also offers integrated Bluetooth 1.1, IR, a miniSD slot, 2.8” QVGA (240 x 320) 64k color screen, and runs on the latest Windows Mobile 5.0 OS.

The TI OMAP 850 processor that HTC uses in this phone has an ARM core, not an Xscale like the Magician’s Intel processor did. If one is looking at speed tests, ARMs run at around twice the speed of Xscales, so this phone should be about as good as the JAM processor-wise.

The specs for the built-in camera have yet to be confirmed, but speculation is rife that it will be 2.0 megapixels. The i-mate K- JAM Pocket PC will provide superior corporate email capabilities. With Window Mobile 5.0, corporations can be confident mobile email will be delivered to all their mobile professionals from this quality phone and innovative mobile office communicator.

The new Windows Mobile 5.0 platform allows for scalable and cost-effective mobile messaging supported by Exchange 2003 out of the box, whilst your companies’ networks, data and applications are protected.

Operational choices include viewing the screen in portrait mode and using the K-JAM like the i-mate JAM, entering data with the stylus. However slide out the QWERTY keyboard and watch the screen automatically change to landscape. Enter data, write emails with the fully keyboard. Designed for two thumb use and very quick data entry, when you are finished the keyboard can then be neatly tucked away back under the device.


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