i-mate Announces JAQ, SPL

In what could very well be the first announcement of a new, physical product at CTIA, i-mate announced their JAQ and SPL. Unlike all previous i-mate devices, these are not designed by HTC. The JAQ is a BlackBerry-like Windows Mobile Phone Edition device designed by Inventec. It features miniSD, Bluetooth, and a 2.8″ display.

The JAQ (left) and SPL (right)

The SPL is a Windows Mobile Smartphone that many are comparing to an lesser-known company called TechFaith. It is likely that the SPL does come from TechFaith’s design, which bears a striking resembelence itself to Motorola’s SLVR.