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i-Mate JAQ Windows Mobile Smartphone - Rebadged HTC Excalibur?

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Those familiar with i-Mate know that they re-badge and re-brand HTC phones into i-Mate ones. Despite naming them horrible names like the i-Mate JAM, i-Mate KJAM, and now the i-Mate JAQ, their phones actually sell fairly decently to Americans who can't wait to get the latest Windows Mobile 5 technology. Now, i-Mate has the JAQ, which looks to us to be a re-branded HTC Excalibur, but the specs don't match quite up.

Sure, they both have the TI OMAP850 200MHz processor, but the JAQ has a 2.8-inch screen compared to the 2.4-inch stated on HTC's roadmap for the Excalibur. The button layout is also a little bit different, with vertically elongated keys and a horizontal layout for the call row.


Other features after the jump.

  • operating system: Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0
  • processor: TI OMAP850 200Mhz
  • RAM / ROM [MB]: 64/128
  • display: 2.8 inch 320x240 (QVGA) TFT LCD 64K colors
  • weight: 160g (with battery)
  • dimensions: 122mm x 71mm x 22mm
  • card slot: mini SD
  • wireless: IrDA, Bluetooth v1.2
  • battery: 1440 mAh Li-Ion