CES: i-mate Shows off the Small Yet Rugged 810

During my trek around the floor at ShowStoppers last night, I came across the i-mate booth and had a chance to talk with Jim Morrison about the small, yet rugged 810 mobile device, as well as the health of the company.

First off, we put the rumors to rest – i-mate is alive and kicking. According to Jim they had some fraud issues. The issues have all been dealt with and the people at the heart of the fraud are being held in Dubai.

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Now, lets talk about the rugged 810 smartphone. The 810 is a messenger style device that is about the same thickness as Samsungs Propel Pro. It has a touch screen and is running Windows Mobile 6.1. But that’s not what makes this device special. The 810 is the smallest and most rugged smartphone in its category on the market today. It’s fully waterproof and has a fairly nice drop rating – which Jim was happy to show us as he tossed the phone in the air and let it come crashing down to the ground. Only to be picked up and tossed into a bowl of water. The device didn’t skip a beat.

This is a perfect device for the road warrior that is too rough on the general consumer products, but still needs all the portability that comes with a consumer device.

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Mike Temporale grew up fascinated by computers since an early age. His first hands on with a computer came when he was 7 years old and a travelling lab of Commodore PET computers made a stop at his school. Hooked on the new world these devices offered, he took any chance possible to get in front of a computer. When Compaq launched the iPaq 3600, he was hooked again. This time on a whole new world of mobile computing. Today, Mike spends his day helping clients deploy and manage their mobile device around the world. From installing custom software, to locking and securing data, and everything in between. He is also the Editor in Chief at Mobile Jaw - a site focused on today's mobile world.

  • http://twitter.com/mobilejaw/status/7533104681 MobileJaw

    CES: i-mate Shows off the Small Yet Rugged 810 – http://tinyurl.com/yfwrywq

  • http://twitter.com/mobilejaw/status/7533157078 MobileJaw

    Always fun talking to Jim :-) RT @MobileJaw CES: i-mate Shows off the Small Yet Rugged 810 – http://tinyurl.com/yfwrywq

  • http://twitter.com/miketemporale/status/7533178800 MikeTemporale

    Always fun talking to Jim :-) RT @MobileJaw CES: i-mate Shows off the Small Yet Rugged 810 – http://tinyurl.com/yfwrywq

  • http://twitter.com/darrenhumphries/status/7533221987 Darren Humphries

    Hey! Great to see that i-mate is still going! RT @MobileJaw: CES: i-mate Shows off the Small Yet Rugged 810 – http://tinyurl.com/yfwrywq