i-mate unveils Windows 8 smartphone
Remember i-mate? The once revered Windows phone makers that went kaput in 2009 due to major losses? Yeah, that one, it's err...back from the dead apparently, and according to the Seattle Times, is showcasing its latest Window 8 product at the on-going Mobile World Congress show.
The Windows 8 product is a smartphone - yes, a mobile device that is running Windows 8, not Windows Phone 8 - which comes with its own hardware suite. At $750, you can buy just the device itself called 'Intelegant', which sports Intel's Clover Trail Atom processor, 2GB of RAM, 64GB storage space, a 4.7" HD display, running on a proper copy of Windows 8 Pro.
For $1600 however, you can buy the hardware suite which includes a docking hub that powers a handset, a 23" touch-screen display, and 1080p tablet, apparently all wirelessly.
i-mate's presence at MWC is strange indeed. How and why they are back, where have they found the funding, and who is running the show is unclear, but we hope that some news comes from them very soon.