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The i-mate JAQ3 looks similar to the large number of QWERTY smartphones currently on the market, but this device is a touch screen Pocket PC with all the functionality and power you expect to find in a device like this.
The JAQ3 comes in a compact retail package.
Opening the box, step 1
Opening the first flap to reveal contents
Top box contents
A basic slip case, manuals, CD, and warranty are provided.
Opening the box, step 2
The bottom section of the box reveals the JAQ3, charger, USB cable, and headset.
Open back of the JAQ
The battery is a generous 1250 mAh model.
JAQ3 in hand
JAQ3 fits well in your hand
It is long, but still light enough to be pocketable.
The keyboard is well designed and functional.
There are 8 buttons around the directional pad.
The keyboard has a white backlight with the alternative keys lit as well.
Right side of the JAQ3
The right side has the miniUSB, headset jack, and power button.
Left side of the JAQ3
The scroll wheel, OK button, and camera button can be found here.
JAQ3 scroll wheel
Yes, we finally have a scroll wheel on a Pocket PC.
JAQ3 and T-Mobile Dash
The JAQ3 is longer than the Dash, but just about the same thickness.
Back of Dash and JAQ3
Dash on JAQ3
As you can see they are about the same thickness.
You can backup your device to an i-mate server for a monthly fee.
JAQ3 programs continued
A Java client and voice command software are included.
You have 128MB ROM and 64MB RAM, but much less available for actual use.
Wireless connection manager
Manage your connections for a simple interface.
Unlike most Phone Edition devices, you can manage your profiles on the JAQ3.