First Look: I-Mate JAM Pocket PC


I have seen the future of mobile phones and it comes from… Dubai!?!? Yes, this phone comes from the up-and-comer I-mate, a company that is set to take the mobile world by storm and promises to be on top for decades to come.

When I first took the Jam out of the box I wasn’t exactly sure what I was looking at. Is it a big phone or is it a small computer? Well, in actuality it is both. The i-mate™ JAM is

the smallest Windows Pocket PC available. It includes GPRS for Internet or remote office access, and features Bluetooth, Windows Pocket PC Second Edition, 64MB RAM, an SDIO/MMC slot, a 64k colour transreflective LCD and a built-in 1.3 Mega-Pixel camera. Use for playing MP3s, making voice calls, collecting emails, taking pictures and much more.

The Jam is more than a phone though. As the company explains,

Designed as a small, mid-tier music device with exceptional audio quality, the i-mate™ JAM also allows users to access online music and Internet with the built-in GSM/GPRS mobile phone and the new Windows Media Player 10. The i-mate™ JAM also boasts a 1.3 Mega Pixel camera with full screen viewfinder giving this discreet device great vision to add to the sound.Best price at . The rotating screen also allows you to use the device in the freest possible way.

This tri-band device is Bluetooth compatible and runs on Windows Mobile™ Second Edition software, the most advanced mobile software available. It has a whopping 64MB RAM and ROM and an MMC/SDIO slot to expand memory.

First Look: I-Mate JAM Pocket PC

What’s In the box:

i-mate Jam


AC Adaptor

Carry case

USB sync cable

User manual

Quick start guide

Sync software CD

Some final specifics before we start using it and work on the review. The phone has a 1.3 Mega-Pixel camera and a blazing fast Intel Bulverde 416 MHz Processor. The huge 1200 mAh will make sure the phone runs on and on and on. Like the battery the LCD screen is state of the art. The 2.8″ screen has amazing clarity thanks to the crisp 240 x 320 resolution.

Yes, the future of mobile phones is here and it is just the beginning for Windows Mobile and I-mate!

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About the Author

Dan Cohen
Having a father who was heavily involved in early laser and fiber-optical research, Dan grew up surrounded by technology and gadgets. Dan’s father brought home one of the very first video games when he was young and Dan remembers seeing a “pre-release” touchtone phone. (When he asked his father what the “#” and “*” buttons were his dad said, “Some day, far in the future, we’ll have some use for them.”) Technology seemed to be in Dan’s blood but at some point he took a different path and ended up in the clergy. His passion for technology and gadgets never left him. Dan is married to Raina Goldberg who is also an avid user of Apple products. They live in New Jersey with their golden doodle Nava.

9 Comments on "First Look: I-Mate JAM Pocket PC"

  1. I coud have done this as an update to the post but it is clearer if I just add a comment- I really thought my Motorola mpx220 was the ultimate phone Since I got this for review though I cannot imagine going back to the Moto. The touchscreen along is a huge step forward. Honestly cannot imagine what more could be done with a phone from here.

  2. lgreenberg | April 1, 2011 at 10:14 am |

    I wonder if Mad Monkey Boy can get still get me one…..

  3. lol he was my source! Great Guy!

  4. I hate today.

  5. lgreenberg | April 1, 2011 at 11:21 am |

    I think he was everyone’s source. Which probably explains why he had a Ferrari parked in his garage. It was either that or the Stock Market.

  6. First Look: I-Mate JAM Pocket PC #gadgets

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  8. To be honest, it was really a nice looking phone back then.
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  9. What do you mean “back then?” I’m still using mine! =)

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