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Thankfully, the I-mate Jaq3 looks and feels nothing like its bulky and plasticky predecessor, the I-mate Jaq.

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There's a trend toward sleek, full-QWERTY smart phones and the I-mate Jaq3 is no exception. However, the one advantage the Jaq3 has over the likes of the Samsung BlackJack and the T-Mobile Dash is its touch screen.

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There's an infrared port and a microSD slot on top of the device, but good luck trying to get the memory card in or out of the phone.

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On the left spine of the Jaq3, you will find a scroll wheel, a today screen shortcut, and a camera activation key.

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The I-mate Jaq3 features a soft-touch finish to give the exterior a rubber-like texture and make it easier to grip.

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With its new slim profile, the Jaq3 is easier to carry. I-mate also includes a leather belt holster in the box.

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The I-mate Jaq3's navigation array and QWERTY keyboard make the device easy to use.

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With bubbly, tactile buttons and adequate spacing, the Jaq3's QWERTY keyboard is one of the few highlights of this smart phone. Fair warning to e-mail and text-messaging fanatics, you could easily get carried away with this thing.

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The Jaq3 is equipped with a 2-megapixel camera, but we were pretty disappointed with the image quality of photos. Lines were blurry and colors looked washed out.

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There isn't a ton of user-accessible memory available on the Jaq3, so invest in a microSD card to store large files like photos and music.

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