i-mate to launch Intelegent, a new 4.7 inch, Windows 8 Pro phone

i-mate’s work to produce a Windows 8 Phone (not Windows Phone 8) is in progress. We have learned that the company is planning to introduce a 4.7″ device running Windows 8 Pro at Mobile World Congress 2013.

i-mate phone

i-mate, which of late has grown into a major phone producer in the U.K. and Dubai is expected to leak  sleek new Windows model developed in Redmond at Barcelona, Spain. Actually, the latest device from i-mate is not a phone but a device running full-blown version of Windows 8 Pro. The phone has the ability to run desktop apps on the device’s 4.7-inch (presumably 1280 x 768) display.

i-mate 4.7-inch Windows 8 Pro phone

Dubbed ‘Intelegent’, the i-mate unit is powered by an Atom processor, 2GB of RAM and features 64GB of storage, and works with HSPA+ and LTE 4G wireless networks. Besides, it comes along with an optional docking station and wired handset that is dubbed the “hub”.

imate dock

When docked in the hub, the imate Windows 8 phone can be used as a traditional, wired phone handset. The hub in turn, comes with a 23″ touch screen display, keyboard and mouse allowing it to function as a desktop PC.

Price? You pay $ 750 only for the phone and $1,600 in addition for the phone and hub, combined.  I-mate 4.7-inch Windows 8 Pro phone is expected to go on sale this summer. Its price ($750) is much less than the price of an unlocked iPhone 5 boasting the same amount of storage capacity.

Please do not mistake this i-mate phone for Windows Phone 8. It is a Windows 8 Pro PC in a phone form factor.

Source – Seattle Times.

The author Hemant Saxena is a post-graduate in technology and has an immense interest in following Microsoft and other technology developments around the world. Quiet by nature, he is an avid Lacrosse player.