i-mate Pocket PCs Abbeville LA

i-mate pocket PCs allow users to stay connected to the Internet wherever and whenever with the convenience of a small device with all the capabilities of a laptop. Continue reading to learn more about i-mate pocket PCs and get information on local companies and providers that will help you in your search.

OfficeMax
(504) 736-0215
1000 South Clearview Parkway #1020
Harahan, LA
Hours
M-F 8-9, Sa 9-7, Su 11-6*

Apple Store Mall of Louisiana
(225) 765-3500
6401 Bluebonnet Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA
Services
Design/Publishing, Video/Multimedia, Web Solutions/Internet, Carry-in Service (Mac Only)

OfficeMax
(318) 795-0731
6634 Youree Drive
Shreveport, LA
Hours
M-F 8-9, Sa 9-8, Su 11-6*

Network Technicians
(504) 455-6211
5008 Oak Dr
Marrero, LA
 
Best Buy
(504) 364-4156
1601 Westbank Expy
Harvey, LA
Recycling Services
Recycling Kiosk
Ink & Toner Drop-off
We also recycle, rechargable batteries, cables, wiring, cords, game controllers

Staples
(318) 443-5669
1456 MacArthur Dr
Alexandria, LA
Recycling Services
Recycling Desk
$3 Ink & Toner Credit
Hours
Mon-Fri: 8:00am-9:00pm Sat: 9:00am-9:00pm Sun :11:00am-6:00pm

Apple Store Lakeside Shopping Center
(504) 830-1400
3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd.
Metairie, LA
Services
Design/Publishing, Video/Multimedia, Web Solutions/Internet, Carry-in Service (Mac Only)

Amann Business Systems Inc
(504) 836-6800
1901 Jefferson Hwy
New Orleans, LA
 
Computer Shoppe
(504) 833-5100
2707 N Hullen St
Metairie, LA
 
Todd's Technology Inc
(504) 271-8633
3001 Paris Rd
Chalmette, LA
 

i-mate JAQ3 is WM6 Ready

i-mate JAQ3 is WM6 Ready

Having only seen pictures of the i-mate JAQ3, it appeared to resemble the Samsung BlackJack and the Motorola Q with its QWERTY keyboard beneath a small horizontal screen. When I took it out of the box, I found that it was larger than a BlackJack but smaller than a Q. I expected it to be another Smartphone designed to compete with the Black Jack and the Q, but to my surprise, when I touched the screen it responded. And, you know what that means—it’s a Pocket PC phone edition.

Now the JAQ3 had earned my attention. When I discovered that it also had built-in Wi-Fi, unlike the BJ and Q, I was an instant convert. Couple that with a 2.0 MPX, 4X digital zoom camera and stereo Bluetooth, and you have a real winner.

But those were not the only features that reached out and grabbed me. I realized how much I missed a scroll wheel and action button, which seems to be coming back. I remember my first Pocket PC, an HP Jornada, and how much I appreciated using it to navigate Websites and eBooks. I wonder if the Blackberry has prompted the return of the thumbwheel. The mini-USB connector earned my approval along with the nice spacing and feel of the keys. The black, rubberized case, which seems to be the rage wins my approval too because it feels good and makes for a secure grip.

Let’s take a peek under the hood where we find a ho-hum 200 MHz processor, which is a disappointment, and its lack of hunk can be apparent at times. The 128 MB ROM and 64MB RAM configuration is pretty standard nowadays, but one could wish for more. I am grateful for the inclusion of 802.11b/g technology to accommodate high connection speeds when available. While the Bluetooth technology is stereo capable, it is 1.2 instead of 2.0.

This GSM, Windows Mobile 5 phone is a Quad band device supporting 850/900/1800/1900 with GPRS and EDGE connectivity. Obviously, it does not support any of the faster wireless networks such as EV-DO.

Under the JAQ3 battery cover lives a 1250mAh removable, rechargeable Li-ion battery supposedly capable of up to four hours talk time and 150 hours standby. The JAQ4 has a 1660mAh battery that supports 5 hours of talk time and 200 hours standby. There is also a SIMM card slot under the battery cover along with a most inconvenient and not always responsive reset button. I really appreciate the optimism of manufacturers who place the reset button under the battery cover. But, I think they need to get a grip on the reality of how often it is necessary to reset a device after software installation and freeze-ups.

While the 2.4 inch 65k color transflective 320x240 JAQ3 screen may seem small, it is significantly larger that the BlackJack and will display more information than a Palm Treo 750 because of the higher resolution. The picture is sharp and clear, but the images are small and may be a problem for the visually challenged.

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