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i-mate™ announces four new Mobile Devices with a difference

  • 05 December, 2007 10:52

<p><b>Customisation is key - the new i-mate™ range of Windows Mobile® devices offer a unique combination of innovative features and extensive support</b></p>
<p>i-mate™, the global specialist in Microsoft® devices and software applications, today announced four new mobile devices all featuring the latest mobile technology with a special emphasis on customisation and superior security for users.</p>
<p>Spearheading the announcement will be mobile devices from both the highly acclaimed Ultimate and JAMA ranges. The four devices include: Ultimate 6150, Ultimate 8150, JAMA 101 and JAMA 201. i-mate™ devices will be available in stores nationwide in early 2008.</p>
<p>Discussing what makes i-mate™ the smarter choice, Michael Cavey, General Manager of i-mate™ APAC said “We offer a superior mobile solution. This includes a full range of Windows Mobile® devices of exceptional quality, innovative solutions, and extensive support, all exclusive to i-mate™ customers and free with every i-mate™ device.”</p>
<p>The Ultimate device range features a unique combination of exceptional functionality including XGA Video Out so you can connect an Ultimate device to a digital projector, desktop screen or TV at high resolution. Powered by Windows Mobile® 6 software, the Ultimate phones come in two different form factors to choose from with big 2.8” or 2.6” VGA touch screens, QWERTY keyboard or phone keypad, 256MB ROM, 128MB RAM, Quad-Band GSM™/EDGE, Tri-Band UMTS/HSDPA, 2.0 Megapixel-camera, FM Radio, WiFi 802.11b/g/e/i, Bluetooth® v2.0, and a microSD™ card slot.</p>
<p>The JAMA device range is the ideal entry level Windows Mobile® 6 software powered solution with 2.4” and 2.5” TFT LCDs, 128MB ROM, 64MB RAM, GSM/GPRS 900/1800/1900 MHz, 2.0 Megapixel cameras, Bluetooth® v1.2 connectivity and a microSD™ card slot.</p>
<p>Designed in-house by i-mate™’s leading team of software engineers, Custom i-Q means no two i-mate™ devices are the same. This is because you can completely customise your i-mate™ mobile with all your settings and preferences installed over the air so you just power up and go.</p>
<p>The i-mate™ Secure i-Q solution delivers peace of mind to consumer and corporate customers alike as they can remotely lock down their mobile device, and/or wipe out any personal data in the event that their i-mate™ mobile device is lost or stolen. This even includes any information stored on an SD card. With one mobile device being lost/stolen every 3 minutes in Australia, according to the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association, this service is expected to be very well received.</p>
<p>i-mate™ also offers extensive assistance to customers via Support i-Q. From a 24x7 support line through to live support online and a 12/24-month global warranty, i-mate™ plans on becoming the choice of the discerning mobile device customer throughout Australia and beyond.</p>
<p><b>Pricing and Availability</b></p>
<p>The Ultimate and JAMA range will be available through authorised distributors and retailers from early 2008. The JAMA 101 and JAMA 201 will be available at a suggested retail price of $490 and the Ultimate 6150 and 8150 will be available at a suggested retail price of $1079.</p>
<p><b>About i-mate™</b></p>
<p>i-mate™ (AIM: IMTE), founded in 2001, is one of the world’s leading experts in the design, development and customisation of Microsoft® Windows Mobile® powered mobile devices.</p>
<p>The innovative designs and high end specifications, combined with value added solutions and world class support have helped i-mate™ secure market-leading positions in several territories, with product distribution across the Middle East, USA, Australasia, Africa and Europe.
With over 25 individual Windows Mobile® based global product launches to date, i-mate™ has grown rapidly to become a leader in mobile device innovation, crystalised by the development of their own exclusively designed product range set to redefine the Windows Mobile® category, the new i-mate™ Ultimate series.</p>
<p>Customised to local market and individual customer requirements, i-mate™’s solution set delivers a clear point of difference for mobile operator and channel partners, assisting them with the acquisition and retention of high value customers.</p>
<p><b>Media Contact:</b></p>
<p>Bridie Gaynor</p>
<p>Kinetics Pty Ltd</p>
<p>Tel: +61 2 9212 3848</p>
<p>Email: bridie@kinetics.com.au</p>
<p><b>Fact Sheet</b></p>
<p>Key features that differentiate the devices from others in the global smartphone market:</p>
<p>+ XGA Video Out: one of the advanced and exclusive features of the Ultimate devices is Video Out, which connects with projectors, LCD monitors and TVs so customers can view their mobile content on a big screen of a secondary display. The Ultimate 6150 and 8150 offer XGA Video Out at 1024 x 768 for even sharper display resolution. So now customers can run their PowerPoint® Mobile presentation via a digital projector using their Ultimate device, no need for a laptop. Likewise, customers can conduct a video call and see their family, friends or colleagues on the big screen of a TV or Plasma.*</p>
<p>+ Custom i-Q: i-mate™ takes the struggle out of getting up and running quickly on new devices, providing an exceptional out-of-the-box experience so you can get on with things quickly and easily. Power on your i-mate™ device, enter your user name and password, and your personalised settings will be automatically downloaded to the device over-the-air.</p>
<p>+ Secure i-Q: i-mate™’s device management software puts control back into the customers hands, offering the ability to “wipe” devices in the field real-time, enhancing security and safeguarding data. This is a web based product and therefore does not require any specific hardware or software, just an active internet connection. i-mate™’s device security is unrivalled in the global wireless industry.</p>
<p>+ Support i-Q: i-mate™’s premium, worldwide 24/7 x 365 day support with live chat and local service centres worldwide. i-mate also offer a 24x7 support line for all customers in Australia, all for the cost of a local call.</p>
<p>+ i-Q Professional: an enhanced level of i-Q functionality, designed with business customers in mind. Also free with every i-mate™ sold, i-mate™ provides extensive value-add for IT administrators, SIs, VARs, Corporates, and Small Business customers looking to better manage and secure a fleet of mobile devices. A customised build can be specified for multiple devices to ensure consistency of user experience and compliance with business policies. i-mate™ devices in field can be better managed with the ability to remotely trouble shoot, change device settings, and push down software applications and updates.</p>
<p>* Only available on the Ultimate device range.</p>
<p>For further information about i-mate™ products, please visit www.imate.com</p>

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