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i-mate JAQ3; the world's thinnest Pocket PC Phone Edition

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.
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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.
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Opening the first flap to reveal contents

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A basic slip case, manuals, CD, and warranty are provided.

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The bottom section of the box reveals the JAQ3, charger, USB cable, and headset.

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The battery is a generous 1250 mAh model.

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It is long, but still light enough to be pocketable.

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The keyboard is well designed and functional.

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There are 8 buttons around the directional pad.

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The keyboard has a white backlight with the alternative keys lit as well.

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The right side has the miniUSB, headset jack, and power button.

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The scroll wheel, OK button, and camera button can be found here.

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Yes, we finally have a scroll wheel on a Pocket PC.

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The JAQ3 is longer than the Dash, but just about the same thickness.

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As you can see they are about the same thickness.

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You can backup your device to an i-mate server for a monthly fee.

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A Java client and voice command software are included.

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You have 128MB ROM and 64MB RAM, but much less available for actual use.

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Manage your connections for a simple interface.

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Unlike most Phone Edition devices, you can manage your profiles on the JAQ3.

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