via Seattle Times
According to Brier Dudley of the Seattle Time, I-Mate is set to introduce a Windows 8 Pro power mobile device and MWC.
This interesting device brings the possibility that BYOD could actually be a PC. While at first blush glance this device might seem far fetched, it does bring some interesting benefits if the experience can be made to work.
Some interesting Hardware Specs
- Atom “Clover Trail” Processor
- 2GB RAM
- 64GB Storage
- Windows 8 Pro
- 4.7” screen
- HSPA+ & LTE 4G
- 10 Hours talk time
- “Hub” that converts mobile device into IP Deskphone
- Price $750 for Mobile Only; $1600 w/Hub, 23” Touch Screen, 10.1” Tablet.
Some Interesting Possibilities
- Could take the place of Mobile phone, PC, IP deskphone (and tablet?)
- Eliminates need to boot PC or move calls from mobile to IP Phone per say.
- Power savings?
- Run full Windows 8 App---On your mobile phone
- Run Full Lync 2013 Windows Store App
Some challenges that would come to mind:
- a good mobile experience is more than throwing a softphone on Windows8
- Is Windows 8 Pro UI optimized for use as a phone?
- Will Atom be enough power for PC?
Read the entire Seattle Times article here.
Source: Seattle Times
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