Introducing Motorola Q

26 July, 2005 | Comments (2) | Post your comment

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Motorola introduced today the new Q communicator with QWERTY keyboard. The Moto Q is a lot thinner than the competing smartphones with the same form factor. It seems that Q is the official name of the device, which pictures and specs leaked a month ago - Motorola Franklin.

The Motorola Q is one of the first devices running on the latest Microsoft OS for mobile devices - Windows Mobile 5.0. The smartphone features landscape QVGA (320x240 pixels) display with 65K colors, 1.3 megapixel camera, Bluetooth, miniSD card slot, stereo speakers and advanced speech recognition. The Q also features email support with Microsoft Exchange compatibility, making it ideal for corporate email usage.

The Moto Q is expected to be available in Q1 2006; no pricing information has been disclosured.

Press release

Introducing “Q” from Motorola

The Thinnest, Lightest, Coolest QWERTY on the Planet

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. -- 25 July 2005 – The first no-compromises QWERTY is here: the new Q from Motorola. Smart, powerful, and devastatingly good-looking, the Moto Q is the ultimate power player. The world’s thinnest, lightest QWERTY phone is a seamless fusion of QWERTY and phone — delivering a fully-loaded package of email, voice, and entertainment in one amazingly rich but thin device. Like its cousin the RAZR, the Q’s superior voice quality makes it a stand out from the competition.

Boasting flexible mobile email featuring Microsoft’s Windows Mobile software, advanced cellular phone technology, rich multimedia capabilities and an easy-to-use one-handed navigation thumbwheel, the Moto Q is unique. An all-in-one handheld designed to deliver true seamless connectivity, the Q will help mobile professionals improve productivity through the power of seamless mobility.

“Wickedly cool — when’s the last time you heard those words used to describe a QWERTY device?” said Ron Garriques, president mobile devices business, Motorola. “Probably never. At least until now. With the Moto Q, we’ve combined the best voice, data and design technology in one ultra-thin, intelligent, hard-working, and incredibly must-have device. Today’s office space has the potential to be any place you want it to be with Q.”

Truly Flexible Email
The uber-intelligent Q leverages Microsoft’s familiar and trusted Windows Mobile software and is one of the first devices to operate on the latest release, Windows Mobile 5.0. Motorola Q delivers scalable and cost-effective mobile messaging support out of the box with Exchange 2003, and is also optimized for a variety of third party email solutions that enable an even broader set of corporate email capabilities. This provides a cost-effective alternative for businesses looking to leverage their existing infrastructure, training and support systems, while reducing the need for additional IT investment.

RAZR-Sharp Looks & Entertainment
Fifty percent thinner than its top competitors, the lightweight Q features Motorola’s renown RAZR-thin design including electro-luminescent keys and a compact “antenna-inside” shape. Moto Q also hosts a large, vibrant, color screen, ‘Net surfing capabilities, a 1.3 mega pixel camera with flash to help you take advantage of any downtime with fun, entertainment options. No need to grab another device on the weekend when you can leverage digital video and audio capabilities, along with cool new Bluetooth®-enabled accessories like RAZRWIRE eyewear, to balance work and play.

Best Phone Experience
But great email and good looks aren’t enough. True productivity demands superior voice quality too — something not always found in QWERTY devices. Leveraging Motorola’s expertise in RF technology, the new Moto Q delivers the best phone experience you can get on a QWERTY. Featuring a high-quality speakerphone perfect for conference calls, voice-activated dialing, and Bluetooth functionality the Q enables hands-free multi-tasking for today’s busy work environment.

Pricing and Availability
The Moto Q is expected to be available in Q1 2006. For additional details regarding pricing and availability, please contact your local Motorola representative.

Summary of Key Features

  • One of the first devices to run on Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0; Optimized for Microsoft Exchange 2003 and a variety of third party email solutions that enable a broad set of corporate email capabilities*
  • Thinnest QWERTY device in the world – 11.5mm
  • Full, ergonomic QWERTY keyboard, 5-way navigation button and thumb wheel
  • Video clip capture and playback
  • Connectivity via Bluetooth, IrDA and mini-USB; compatible with Motorola's line of Bluetooth-enabled wireless headsets
  • Multi-Media Messaging (MMS)
  • Dual, stereo-quality speakers
  • Audio formats supported: iMelody, MIDI, MP3, AAC, WAV, WMA, WAX, QCELP
  • Image formats supported: GIF87a, GIF89a, JPEG, WBMP, BMP, PNG
  • Video formats supported: H.263, MPEG-4, GSM-AMR, AAC, WMV
  • Mini-SD removable memory card slot
  • Large, high-resolution display (320 x 240 pixels, 65K TFT)
  • 1.3 mega pixel camera with photo lighting
  • PIM functionality with Picture Caller ID
  • Advanced speech recognition and speakerphone


 

 

Introducing Motorola Q - reader comments

  • Anonymous

The Q is a solid phone and is the trend setting that other companies have been scrambling to follow. The HTC-Dash and Blackjack are examples. The Q is obviously a solid enough smartphone to have garnered so much attention in the market. For those of ...

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  • 2006-11-24 11:53
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  • bahosha

What ever it cost i wanna buy it! For CDMA network

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  • 2006-02-08 20:25
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