Earlier this year we ran across the I-Mate 810 at the 2009 Mobile World Congress. The rugged Windows Mobile Phone took a beating and kept on ticking as demonstrated in this video we shared earlier this year.

PocketPC Dubia is reporting that local retailers are expecting the I-Mate sometime in July. Granted the local dealers slated to get the I-Mate are in Dubai but there's always a glimmer of hope that these ruggedized Windows Mobile phones will eventually head to the States.

I-Mate is based out of Dubai so it makes sense they get the first crack at this new phone but wouldn't it be nice if more of these new phones would be introduced in the States first or at least at the same time they are introduced over-seas?