The production i-mate K-JAM arrived a couple hours ago and I plugged it in to fully charge it up. At first glance the black background keyboard, black around the edges and brushed aluminum front around the display is nice. However, the dark gray on the QTEK 9100 is also quite attractive. Now that version of the Wizard that Engadget said is coming to T-Mobile is quite ugly in my opinion.
My full Geek.com review is now 99% done and I just have to verify a few things on the production model, run a few more battery tests, and get my photos together so hopefully it will go live tomorrow.
The keyboard backlight actually does light up the numbers and punctuation on the K-JAM, but could definitely be brighter and there still is no known way to change the 5 second off switch. A few more applications are loaded on the K-JAM (Skype, Backgammon, eTrust antivirus), but I plan on removing them as soon as I can get my miniSD card out of the QTEK running battery tests.
I need to verify the RF strength in this model, which will have a significant impact on whether or not I go with the Wizard over the Treo. It sure is fun to have this kind of dilemna, don’t you think?