updated 01:45 pm EST, Tue January 30, 2007
i-mate K-JAR with the FCC
Though the existence of the K-JAR was only confirmed in October of last year, it appears that i-mate is indeed taking it to North America, as it has been submitted for approval by the FCC. The K-JAR is unusual for American PDA phones in that it has neither a slider nor a fixed-body design; instead the display flips and rotates, allowing it to be used at off angles and in a widescreen format.
The phone also has fairly robust specifications for the Western market. It runs Windows Mobile 5 for Pocket PC, and uses a 2.4-inch touchscreen, a two-megapixel camera, and 802.11b/Bluetooth 1.2 wireless. Storage, meanwhile, comes in the form of 64MB of RAM, 128MB of ROM, and a miniSD slot. Its tri-band GSM transmitter should allow connections with AT&T networks, but critically, there is no support for 3G technologies such as video calls. No domestic launch date for the K-JAR has been set.