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Wednesday, October 13, 2004

iMate PDA2k EVDO for Verizon? Device soon to be on CDMA as well.

7 days and counting till we can get this on the Sprint network. J 

iMate PDA2k EVDOWe’ve seen this before as the CU928 from Daxian and even listed on the FCC’s website with a Verizon logo on it, and now it’s turned up again as the iMate PDA2k EV-DO Pocket PC cellphone. In case you haven’t been following along too closely (not that we expect you to, since that’s our job), a similar GSM/GPRS version is already available in Europe (as the MDA III and XDA III, among other names) and will probably come out here in the States sooner or later.

The bad news/frustration is that while iMate PDA2k has most of the same  features as the GSM version, like a 400Mhz CPU, slide-out keyboard, 128MB RAM, Bluetooth, 240x320 QVGA screen, 640x480 VGA camera, and a 3.5-inch LCD screen.  Missing, however, are the WiFi capabilities of the GSM version, which is a bit of a major disappointment. We’re not sure why they skimped on this, but WiFi should be an added feature, not a subtracted feature.


[Engadget]