updated 03:15 pm EDT, Mon August 21, 2006
iMat Jaq Challenges Moto Q
Motorola earned newfound respect with its Q smartphone. Its use of CDMA for phone calls and EVDO for mobile broadband were the main drawbacks: customers using GSM for phone calls and EDGE for data have been locked out of choosing the Q's design. There is no indication that Motorola will broaden support for the Q in the near future, but this may matter little if iMate's Jaq is chosen by US carriers. Revealed by the Hungarian site PDAMania, the Jaq is similarly focused on a stylish design and sports a number of similar specifications including a 320x240 screen, 64MB of RAM with a miniSD slot for expansion, Bluetooth, and a 1.3 megapixel camera. It also gains the previously mentioned GSM/EDGE support and a 128MB ROM to keep Windows Mobile 5 running smoothly. At this early stage, release information remains unknown.