The i-mate SP5m is a Windows Mobile Smartphone device with emphasis on multimedia. The smartphonethoughts.com website has published a review of this new smartphone:
"The i-mate SP5m is the first of its kind to hit the street; a Windows Mobile Smartphone with WiFi built-in! Don't be fooled by its innocent looks, the SP5m is more than just a Typhoon with a new shell and WiFi slapped on it. It also sports a beautiful QVGA screen and runs the latest version of Microsoft's Windows Mobile for Smartphone devices, 5.0.
The wildly successful Typhoon set the record as the smallest Smartphone on the market. It was a breakthrough device, providing users with the power of Windows Mobile, and a battery that wouldn't quit after a couple hours of use, all in an ultra slim package. Can the SP5m successfully build on the Typhoon foundation?"
It is not clear if the i-mate SP5m will make its way into the New Zealand market. The local disitribution channel for i-mate has been very good in bringing new devices, but its sibling, the i-mate SP5 (which also has Wi-Fi but lacks the multimedia keys), is already on sale here but no sight of the i-mate SP5m.