i-mate is back in the game – the Ultimate Series are announced

i-mate is back in the game – the Ultimate Series are announced

Today at the 3GSM show here in Barcelona, we are happyto see the new phones i-mate is preparing to launch - Ultimate series devices.All of these phones are running Windows Mobile 6 Professional (the successor ofthe Pocket PC Phones line) and have features that look almost perfect for suchdevices:





  • Operating System: Windows Mobile 6
  • Processor: Intel Bulverde 520MHz
  • Memory: 256MB ROM and 128MB RAM
  • microSD card slot
  • Quad-band GSM/EDGE and Tri-band UMTS/HSDPA
  • Display: VGA 640x480 262k color Touch display
  • miniUSB high-speed (480 Mbps), Bluetooth v2.0 + EDR, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/e/i
  • Direct Video Out XGA
  • 2.0-megapixel camera
  • 1400 mAh battery
  • FM Stereo Radio




All the phones have exactly the samespecifications and features, but in different form factors, designs anddisplays. There are:



  • two candybars – one with numeric keypad and 2.6” display (Ultimate 8150) and one with only soft and navigations keys (Ultimate 6150) and 2.4” display
  • two clamshells – one standard (Ultimate 9150) with 2.6” internal and OLED 1.8” external and one landscape-opening with QWERTY keyboard (Ultimate 7150), 3.8” internal and 2.2” external displays
  • one slider (Ultimate 5150) with 2.8” display





We really like what we see on paper andhope we will also like the actual phones when we check them out at the i-mateboot, here at the 3GSM Show in Barcelona.Stay tuned for our hands-on experience later today or tomorrow.

Updated: i-mate told us that almost all of their current devices such as the JAQ3, SPL (if manufactures in the last 2 months) and PDAL will actually start shipping with WM 6 as well. For customers who already have i-mate phone, the company will provide ROM updates.

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