Online retailer i-mate has launched its next Pocket PC phone, the JAQ3, which offers both a built-in keyboard and Wi-Fi.
By current standards this device is a bit weak in cellular-wireless capabilities; it has GSM and GPRS but nothing faster. However, it sports both 802.11b and g.
The JAQ3 uses a tablet design, with a QWERTY keyboard below its 2.4-inch, QVGA touchscreen. In addition to its D-pad, this smartphone also has a scroll-wheel on its left side.
It runs Windows Mobile 5.0, and has 64 MB of RAM and 128 MB of ROM. A miniSD slot provides additional storage.
As a Pocket PC, this device comes with a suite of applications for browsing the Web, exchanging email, keeping track of personal information, and working with Microsoft Office files. It also includes support for Microsoft's push email system.
This model, which includes a 2.0 megapixel camera, was designed and manufactured by TechFaith Wireless, the company i-mate turned to for smartphone development after HTC decided to no longer let i-mate sell its products.
i-mate is now offering the JAQ3 in the Middle East. It will likely expand the availability of this device at some point in the future.
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