This image was lost some time after publication, but you can still view it here.

The best part about the upcoming I-Mate JAQ4 is that it includes a built-in GPS receiver. I say that because there's pretty much nothing here—in the rumored specs, at least—that current smartphones don't already do. You'll find all the staples of smartphones like Wi-Fi, spacious screen (2.8 inches, to be exact) and Windows Mobile. What isn't known is how fast the CPU is, which is a shame because then we've no idea if the smartphone will run swimmingly or dreadfully.

It's also key to point out that, for whatever reason, the I-Mate just hasn't done as well other smartphones out there. Maybe I-Mate will take this opportunity to make something worth your while. Past history would suggest otherwise, however. Definitely a wait-and-see with this one.


i-mate JAQ4: a candy bar phone with the QWERTY-keyboard and GPS [ via CrunchGear]