Windows Mobile distributor i-mate is introducing the i-mate PDA2 to their range of Pocket PC Phone Edition devices. The i-mate PDA2 tri-band GSM/GPRS incorporates an Intel CPU running at 520 MHz, 128 MB RAM and 64MB ROM. The company says this device is tuned for heavy data processing.
Memory can be expanded through a SD/MMC slot, also compatible with SDIO peripherals.
The company website, www.clubimate.com, provides all i-mate device owners 24/7 technical advice, support and value added services such as free hosted Microsoft Exchange e-mail, exclusive i-mate interactive games and upgrade patches for download.
The i-mate PDA2 Pocket PC comes preloaded with Skype for VoIP (Voice Over IP) usage, as part of an agreement signed with Skype a few months ago. Wireless options are GSM/GPRS (900/1800/1900Mhz, Class B, 10 slots), Bluetooth and Wireless LAN (Wi-Fi).
The device run on the Microsoft Windows Mobile Second Edition OS. The OS supports the 3.5” QVGA transflective (TFT) touch screen in both landscape and portrait modes.
The new Pocket PC Phone Edition is powered by a 1300mAH battery, and there is a slot in the cradle for charging a spare battery.
As part of the basic software, users will find the standard Pocket versions of Word, Excel and Outlook Inbox. It also includes the Windows Media Player 10 which provides better integration with Windows Media Player on the desktop or laptop PCs.
All accessories available for the i-mate Pocket PC are compatible with this new model. The i-mate PDA2 also comes with a 1.3 mega-pixel digital still and video camera.