I-mate says it plans to innovate, not imitate, with its handsets such that each model is unique in its own right.
Eyeing off O2's PDA and smartphones but disappointed with the lack of 3G support? Its line-up for 2007 looks impressive, with Wi-Fi, 2-megapixel cameras and zippy processors on all models.
The Treo should begin selling in the United States in January, as the company strives "to sell millions of these in the next year."
The HP Compaq AirLife 100 is rumored to be a Qualcomm Snapdragon-equipped, Android-powered "smartbook" with the battery life of a PDA-phone.
RIM's BlackBerry may not be certified by the National Security Agency to handle top-secret material, but a PDA-phone called the Sectera Edge has been. Its operating system: Microsoft Windows Mobile.
This PDA-phone is largely similar to the HTC Touch Diamond but comes with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard
A decent Windows Mobile PDA-phone with a few extras to please business users. Be prepared to lug the charger around in your briefcase.
Typical price: $1,299.00
While the M530w isn't the best or fastest Windows Mobile PDA-phone available, it is one of the cheapest. CIOs will rejoice at this viable cut-price alternative to the others sold at twice the price.
Typical price: $699.00
Mobile maker HTC unveiled five new devices for the Australian market last week, including an ultramobile PC called the Shift, and a PDA-phone with a slide-out QWERTY keypad called the TyTN II.
If you're looking for an attractive 3.5G PDA-phone with push email, Windows Mobile 6 and a QWERTY keyboard, the Motorola Q 9h is worthy of consideration, so long as you don't need a touch-screen or Wi-Fi.
Typical price: $799.00