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January 4, 2010, 4:06 am — By

I-mate was one of the pioneers of the smartphone segment, no doubt about that, but at some point they were claiming that they created the first Windows Mobile phone, a title disputed by many companies. Last we heard, they weren’t doing so well, because of some financial and internal issues, but now word’s out...

September 18, 2009, 2:49 pm — By

As the economic recession is coming to an end, we learn that it has taken its toll on companies like i-mate, that recently closed the doors of its Dubai HQ. The company, led by boss Jim Morissson (not The Doors’ singer) announced its employees that they should take two months of compulsory leave without pay. Next...

March 2, 2009, 1:23 am — By

Get ready for a very neat combo from i-mate, that showed the world a couple of brand new handsets during Mobile World Congress 2009. Among those there was Legionnaire (pictured below), that comes with a 10 inch netbook, codenamed Warrior. Legionnaire is a Windows Mobile smartphone that can be integrated in Warrior and...

February 28, 2009, 9:38 am — By

Want a phone with military standards, that can withstand a huge storm, spilled hot coffee and any shock? Enter iMate 810F, theWindows Mobile 6.1 Professional smartphone, that gets tortured below. Ketchup, coffee and salt on the same phone, below: iMate 810F is a quad-band GSM rugged device, supporting HSDPA and packing...

February 19, 2009, 4:30 am — By

i-mate announced during MWC 2009 a couple of new smartphones, the Legionnaire and Centurion, that use Windows Mobile 6.5. Legionnaire is a full touch device that will hit the market in Q3, accompanied by the i-mate Warrior UMPC. Legionnaire will be integrated into Warrior, becoming its touchpad. i-mate Legionnaire will...

February 17, 2009, 5:07 am — By

Although we just moved on into the Windows Mobile 6.5 era, we’ll still see a bunch of Windows Mobile 6.1 Standard devices getting launched in the following months. Among those, there’s a tiny newcomer from i-mate, that got shown yesterday at the company’s booth in Barcelona, during MWC 2009. This device...

February 11, 2009, 11:41 am — By

We already knew that i-mate was set to announce a couple of new handsets at Mobile World Congress 2009 and it turns out that one of them is the uber-rugged 810-F. This is practically the Highlander of handsets, with a lifetime guarantee and fully rubber sealed casing. The new i-mate phone is water and shock proof and can...

January 30, 2009, 1:42 am — By

According to msmobiles, i-mate is readying something “revolutionary” for Mobile World Congress 2009, an uber-smartphone that will one-up the likes of HTC Touch HD or Palm Pre. Wmpoweruser did a mockup of the device, pictured in the first image below and followed by a second mockup, done by Unwired View. Wmpoweruser’s...

December 5, 2008, 6:43 am — By

i-mate launched Go today, a new UI for its handsets that takes advantage of the high res touchscreen’s capacity and offers touch access to all of the phones’ functions. Also, we got word that Windows Mobile 6.1 has just reached the i-mate Ultimate devices, among which the 9502 and 8502 models. WM 6.1 will also...