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i-mate shut down due to $15 million fraud

You might remember long-time Windows Mobile player i-mate shutting down shop in Dubai a few weeks ago. It happened in a fairly abrupt way, and now we know why. CEO Jim Morrison claims to have been the victim of a $15 million fraud committed by one of his board members. “This is the first time…

i-mate Closes up Shop

i-mate, a long-time Windows Mobile phone dealer, has shut down its UAE offices and laid off all staff. We had seen these guys with new, working products at MWC, and shipping orders were being made, but apparently retail partners have been told privately that i-mate is now out of business. The closure wasn’t entirely uncalled-for…

i-mate smartphones hitting Uruguay

Windows Mobile smartphone maker, i-mate, has recently announced that its Windows Mobile smartphones are hitting Uruguay. As part of its partnership with distributor and vendor LAOR, the handset maker will offer its Ultimate range of devices to ANCEL customers (mobile division of ANTEL), Uruguay’s leading telecommunication company. Together, the companies have introduced i-mate’s popular smartphones…

A sneak peek at i-mate’s credit card sized i-mate Centurion

The model name for i-mate’s upcoming super-slim Windows Mobile smartphone conjures up images of an American Express credit card. And so it should. The not-yet-announced i-mate Centurion’s name is something of an ode to the credit card that inspired its size and form-factor. Barely thicker than half a deck of playing cards and almost exactly…

i-mate 810-F aka Hummer shows its face

i-mate will most likely introduce a new device at this year’s Mobile World Congress. The so called Hummer will wear “810-F” badge and will sport such things as Windows Mobile 6.1 Standard edition, HSDPA support, QVGA screen, GPS, WiFi, full QWERTY keyboard, 2 megapixel camera, and a 624MHz CPU. As always, the trick is in…

i-mate releases its own UI for Windows Mobile

If HTC (TouchFLO 3D), Sony Ericsson (Xperia Panels), Samsung (TouchWiz) and Asus (Glide) can have their own customized UI apps that sit on top of Windows Mobile, so can i-mate. The idea is of course to make smartphones running Microsoft’s mobile OS easier to use for an average user. That being said, recently we’ve spotted…

i-mate going private

We’ve almost missed this one, but since it’s important, we’re running it nonetheless. Apparently, while HTC’s marketshare and profits are rising, things are not going that smoothly for the Windows Mobile smartphone maker – i-mate. Recently, the company’s CEO Jim Morrison stated that they plan to have the company de-listed from London’s AIM stock exchange…

FCC clears i-mate Ulimate 8502 for duty in the US

i-mate’s Ultimate lineup of mobile phones is definitely a mobile enthusiasts wet dream. At least in theory. With no US wireless carrier-support and nary an FCC seal of approval to speak of, i-mate hasn’t exactly broken into the US high-end handset market. So, no matter how high-end the i-mate Ultimate lineup may be, there’s just…

Australian Telstra first one to offer new i-mate smartphones

Remember new i-mate Ultimate 8502 and 9502 smartphones? Well, it’s Autralia-based Telstra that will be the first mobile operator to carry them. The two companies have reached an agreement under which Telstra’s customers will get an unfair advantage over the rest of us to try out the new super powerful Windows Mobile smartphones. In addition,…

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