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Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Cue Up For The Q

I got word of Motorola's new Q smartphone a few months ago but the giftwrap came off today. The company is touting it as a "Blackberry killer" but I'll be the judge of that when I get my hands on one shortly.

It seems to be more of a business/corporate tool rather than consumerish. It will have mobile messaging support for MS Exchange Server 2003 and will sync with corporate email, calendars and contact lists.

Modeled after Motorola's popular Razr phone, here are some facts:
  • Windows Mobile 5.0 OS
  • QWERTY keyboard
  • Bluetooth
  • Access to desktop docs like Word, Powerpoint and Excel
  • Music and video playback, web browsing, IM

Service will initially be offered by Verizon Wireless and will run on its high-speed EVDO netowork. Available online May 31 and in VZW stores on June 5. Should be priced around $200 after a $100 rebate with a two-year contract.

On the everyday user side of Motorola, I'm waiting on the the RAZR V3m which should be out any day now. This updated model should bring all the usual RAZR bells-and-whistles but also allow for over the air music downloading, specifically VZW's cool VCAST Music service.


  • Looks very coool, Michael. Let us know the minute you review the Q so we can trash it or rush out and buy it.

    By Anonymous Debbie C, at 2:55 PM  

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