As if Microsoft didn’t have enough to worry about, with handset makers dropping Windows Mobile right and left, phone maker i-mate has shut its doors. The company produced i-mate branded handsets running Windows Mobile from its headquarters in Dubai. Reports had the company instructing employees to take a two month unpaid hiatus, yet the employees returning for work the next day found the doors locked and the company totally shut down.
Retailers waiting for orders to be filled by i-mate are understandably concerned with the sudden shutting of the operations. The company’s web site is still operational, but I wouldn’t be ordering any phones from them.