With HTC now in the business of selling its own questions, many have wondered what i-mate would do, given that it sold rebadged HTC devices in the past. Perhaps the answer lies with pictures of a new i-mate device called JAQ (if it does turn out not to be a fake). It looks a lot like the HTC Excalibur leaving many to wonder if it is indeed a rebadged edition. But the JAQ’s specs include a 2.8-inch screen, bigger than the Excalibur’s 2.4-inch one. Could i-mate have found another supplier (Inventec and its Mercury prototype?) for its devices or started designing its own devices?
Leaving such speculation aside, the JAQ will come with Windows Mobile 5.0 Pocket PC Phone Edition (thereby providing pen input), a TI OMAP850 200 MHz processor, 64MB RAM and 128MB ROM, the 2.8-inch QVGA screen mentioned above, quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE, a miniSD slot, Bluetooth and a 1.3MP camera. Unfortunately, there is no Wi-Fi.