The JAQ4 is very similar to the JAQ3 but with slightly different not rounded-curves design, similar to the one of Nokia E61/62. The main improvement of the JAQ4 is the added SirftStart III based GPS, which combined with the Windows Mobile 6 Professional OS will give you powerful PDA and navigation in your pocket.
Different are the camera modules also as the JAQ4 has powerful hardware macro system and deals very well with taking photos of a text for example. In addition it also features auto-focus.
The JAQ4 has landscape QVGA display and full hardware QWERTY keyboard a la BlackBerry. Unfortunately the keys are easy to feel but hard to press.
The 5150 is the only working unit of the Ultimate Series that i-mate presented on the show. Neither its hardware nor software is finalized, but our first impressions are positive. Judging by the specifications we were expecting an , in actuality it is rather handy. Coming with wheel on the side, Windows and OK keys on the front, this Touch-screen capable phone is easily operated even with one hand only.
The Ultimate Series are almost identical in hardware specification, but coming in different form factors. They all have Windows Mobile 6 Professional installed, running on 520MHz Intel processor and have 256MB Rom. All of them sport VGA 640x480 pixels displays, 2-megapixel cameras and Wi-Fi. The only thing that seems to be missing in this quad-band GSM, tri-band HSDPA phones is the GPS navigation.
Ultimate 8150 – candybar with 2.6” display and numeric keypad
Ultimate 6150 – candybar with 2.4” display and only soft keys and joystick
Ultimate 9150 – clamshell with 2.6” internal and 1.8” external display
Ultimate 7150 – clamshell with 3.8” internal and 2.2” external displays and full QWERTY keyboard
Ultimate 5150 – slider with 2.8” display
We got a few shots of the i-Mate SPL running on Windows Mobile 6 Standard. This smartphone is already commercially available and now offered in a few colors, including Black, Red, and Blue.