I-mate prepping laptop/smartphone combo?

Remember that rumor about an iPhone-powered mobile companion, where the phone was docked into the device? Looks like the ol' Windows Mobile gang may be beating it to the punch. And by beating we mean actually giving it a go.

Above, you see the i-mate Legionnaire, courtesy of Pocket Lint. [via] While not yet in production, it'd sport Windows Mobile 6.5 (note the flag button), WiFi, HSDPA, GPS, Bluetooth 2.0, MicroSD. You know, the usual fare. It'd also have an 800 MHz processor to run the laptop end of things, known as the Warrior (as in road warrior, natch). The Warrior would have a 10-inch screen with a 4:3 aspect ratio, and its own SD card reader — thus negating the need for a standard hard drive and keeping the price at a very respectable $200. Cost of the Legionnaire wasn't mentioned by Pocket Lint.

Will the Warrior ever see the light of day, let alone a U.S. release? Who knows. But this could give the Celio REDFLY a run for its money.

Phil Nickinson

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