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i-mate JAQ3 Review

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Text Entering via the Display - i-mate JAQ3 Review
Text Entering via the Display - i-mate JAQ3 Review
Text Entering via the Display - i-mate JAQ3 Review
Text Entering via the Display - i-mate JAQ3 Review

Text Entering via the Display

Messaging:

Different message types are placed in a single menu - SMS, MMS and e-mails. There is nothing unexpected here. Entering text is done by the QWERTY ore one of the following touch display methods:
• Block Recognizer
• Keyboard
• Letter Recognizer
• Transcriber

As the QWERTY is always on the front side, it will be used in almost any situation. Still, if you don’t want to use it, the on-screen keyboard is the fastest and most convenient way to type. The other methods are also usable, but the hardware keyboard is much better.

Everything is standard in the e-mail menu; there’s an option for downloading headers only and you can also set a limit in KB per message. EDGE data is supported but it is much slower than 3G (UMTS/HSDPA).


i-mate JAQ3 Review
Connectivity:

JAQ 3 is a quad-band GSM/EDGE phone (850/900/1800/1900 MHz), operating on all continents and locations with a GSM network. The lack of 3G determines the slow Internet connection when using a connection to the operator, which we consider to be a major disadvantage, provided that most contemporary PPC phones have this feature.

The local connection can be done using a number of methods; you can resort either to infrared (which is hardly ever used) or Bluetooth. Bluetooth v1.2 with many profiles is maintained, including a stereo audio profile. In theory, it would perform worse than v2.0 as far as the data transfer speed is concerned. The availability of WiFi ensures the convenience of using local wireless networks, using the 802.11b and 802.11g standards. The phone would find the networks in its scope automatically and would ask you whether to connect to those networks. Therefore, you now have access to an Internet connection, with a speed, which is much higher than those of the EDGE.

The computer connection is done by a Bluetooth a miniUSB-USB cable. As in the case of any Windows Mobile phone, you would need the ActiveSync software, which would help you synchronize the phone easily with Microsoft Office Outlook.

Internet Explorer - i-mate JAQ3 Review
Internet Explorer - i-mate JAQ3 Review
Internet Explorer - i-mate JAQ3 Review
Internet Explorer - i-mate JAQ3 Review
Internet Explorer - i-mate JAQ3 Review
Internet Explorer - i-mate JAQ3 Review

Internet Explorer

The mobile version of Internet Explorer is used for internet browsing; loading standard pages in full size is not a problem, because of the relatively high resolution (320x240 pixels) of such devices. We normally turn the display’s orientation to landscape, but here it is this way by default. Full-screen usage is almost mandatory when the page has loaded.

There is also One Column View option which eliminates the need for horizontal scrolling but increases the need for vertical scrolling. The page is narrowed and thus it changes its initial look.

The smaller the display size is, the harder the sites are previewed. The internet browser is a good example why we don’t like small displays.

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i-mate JAQ3

i-mate JAQ3

OS: Windows Mobile Professional 5.0
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Display2.5 inches, 320 x 240 pixels (160 ppi) LCD
Camera2 megapixels
Hardware
TI OMAP850, Single core, 200 MHz
64 MB RAM
Size4.96 x 2.65 x 0.57 inches
(126 x 67.5 x 14.5 mm)
5.64 oz  (160 g)
Battery1200 mAh, 4 hours talk time

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