i-Mate Creating Palm Foleo-like UMPC With i-Mate Shell?

According to Ubergizmo, i-Mate's working on a Palm Foleo-like UMPC/PDA device that has a 1024x768 display, a built-in keyboard, an 80 (!) hour battery, and a price point of only $300. However, this shell is just a "shell" (like its name), and uses one of i-Mate's Windows Mobile Ultimate smartphones as a base/processor.… » 10/23/07 2:29pm 10/23/07 2:29pm

i-Mate Ultimates Gallery and Hands-on

Here's a close-up hands-on gallery of the i-Mate smartphones we saw last night. We got a quick hands-on with them, and to us they feel just as speedy—if not speedier than the HTC phones we're used to (thanks to the beefy processors they have inside). The D-Pad used for scrolling is more like a nub or a small joystick… » 10/23/07 1:43pm 10/23/07 1:43pm

i-Mate Makes Official North American Push With 4 Windows Mobile…

These four devices in the i-Mate Ultimates line—the 9502, 8502, 8150 and the 6150— are i-Mate's official push into the North American market. We've seen their Ultimates line before, but now they've promised a marketing campaign and sales direct from their website. Until now, the US market for Windows Mobile phones have … » 10/22/07 9:58pm 10/22/07 9:58pm

i-mate Shows New SideShow-enabled Portable Display

Just when we thought we had seen all the SideShow news from WinHEC, out comes i-mate with the View 2010. The 14-inch portable display has an XGA touchscreen, and in addition to retrieving info from your Vista PC it can also hook up to a keyboard and mouse letting you check email messages, watch videos and do simple… » 5/18/07 2:00pm 5/18/07 2:00pm

i-Mate's 2007 Phones Leaked Online

We've given you a heads-up on a couple of i-Mate's forthcoming phones, but now someone at the company has done us the favor of leaking the company's entire roadmap for '07. Aside from the new Ultimate models, there's also an X Series that looks particularly interesting with HSDPA/Edge support and Wi-Fi. The series… » 4/06/07 9:28am 4/06/07 9:28am

Big and Proud: More Impressions of the Nokia e90 and the iMate Ultimate

I'm pretty superficial when it comes to my cell phones. I like them thin and stylish—drop them in your pocket and forget they're there. They gotta be smart too, I won't settle for any crap interface (although since I'm on Verizon, that's tough to do). So you'd think I'd be all over Samung's new Ultra series, right.… » 2/16/07 5:57am 2/16/07 5:57am

iMate's Ultimate Series Run WM6 and Feature VGA Screens

Looks like HTC's X7500 might have met its match. This beauty here is iMate's Ultimate 7150. A tablet/handheld/UMPC type smartphone that not only runs Windows Mobile 6, but also rocks the eye candy with a nice 3.8-inch VGA screen. The GSM/EDGE phone supports HSDPA connectivity and comes with built-in Wi-Fi and… » 2/14/07 1:18pm 2/14/07 1:18pm

iMate Momento Digital Picture Frame: Wireless, RSS, Wi-Fi

iMate announced the Momento wireless digital picture frame, available in 10.2-inch ($299) and 7-inch ($200) sizes, both with an 800x480 display. You can plug a flash memory card directly into the frame to display its pictures, transfer photos via USB, or send pics to it via Wi-Fi. Plus, the device can communicate with… » 1/16/07 9:05am 1/16/07 9:05am

I-Mate JAQ Reviewed (Verdict: Should Have Stuck With HTC)

CNET calls I-Mate's latest Motorola Q-like device a dud. Why? Because it's pretty ugly, fairly bukly, has no WiFi, and lacks a camera. It does have some redeeming qualities, however, as the keyboard is spacious and easy to use, and the OS is Windows Mobile 5 Pocket PC edition. This means you get a touch screen and… » 10/04/06 3:23pm 10/04/06 3:23pm

i-Mate Announces Four Windows Mobile Phones at CTIA

Targeted at all segments of the smartphone loving community, these four phones come in three different form-factors and all feature Windows Mobile 5 as their operating system. First, their i-Mate JAQ, which is not a rebadged HTC Excalibur like we first thought. It has a Motorola Q-like shape, a QWERTY keyboard, 64MB of … » 9/13/06 4:01pm 9/13/06 4:01pm

I-Mate JAQ Glamour Shots Reveal Oversized Bottom

I'd always thought of I-Mate and HTC Smartphones as highly-functional Windows Mobile kit that looks too ugly to pull out at a bar. Then we caught a glimpse at the JAQ a few weeks ago, and daaaaaaaamn did that phone look fine. Today, a Mobility Today photo gallery dropped JAQ beauty shots on us ultimately revealing the… » 9/11/06 3:00pm 9/11/06 3:00pm

i-Mate Releases JASJAM and SP JAS, Re-badged Versions of The HTC TyTN…

i-Mate continues the practice of letting the CEO's two year old child name their phones by releasing the i-Mate JASJAM and the i-MATE SP JAS. The JASJAM is their re-badged version of the HTC TyTN, and the SP JAS is their HTC MTeoR. Honestly, we can't decide which one of these two sets of names we dislike more. Though,… » 8/29/06 5:15pm 8/29/06 5:15pm