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Microsoft and i-mate celebrate accelerated growth of the Windows Mobile

United Arab Emirates: Wednesday, May 11 - 2005 @ 13:04

Talks were held amid the backdrop of a marked growth in the uptake the Windows Mobile™ operating system. In Q1 2004, Windows Mobile™ devices accounted for an 18.3% share of the worldwide smart mobile device market; that figure rose to 23.1% in Q1 of 2005 marking 44% growth. i-mate™ solutions run exclusively on the Microsoft Windows Mobile™ platform.

The relationship with Microsoft® extends back to the inception of i-mate™ in 2001 when the company launched its first smartphone. Today, the handset developer has a range of smartphones and PDAs as well as a unique offering of customizable end-to-end solutions and on-line technical support.

“The ubiquity of the Microsoft Windows™ platform in the business arena made it the obvious choice for a wireless workplace communications solution. While working closely with Microsoft® developing and building the technology behind i-mate™, we decided to take advantage of the ease of use of the Windows Mobile™ platform to create products that suited both business and personal needs of the end user,” said Morrison.

“i-mate’s partnership with Microsoft® has grown from strength to strength, particularly in the Middle East region. With increasing market demands we look forward to further developments in our partnership with i-mate.” commented Abdullatif Almulla, General Manager, Microsoft® South Gulf.

Morrison and Ballmer were in Dubai, operational headquarters of i-mate™, for the Microsoft® Government Leaders Forum – Arabia. i-mate™ will also be sponsoring the upcoming Microsoft Windows Mobile™ & Embedded Developers Conference being held in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 10-12. i-mate™ established itself in North America with the launch of its San Diego operations at the CTIA Wireless show in March 2005.

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