This phone has two important design flaws, imho
it runs a flavour of one of the most unstable operating systems ever created on this planet
the numeric keys are WAY to small for a large handed (fingered) person.
If you don't program your numbers, your'll be really pissed at the equal size of the numeric keys and the alpha keys.
Feature wise the phone is great, it's a computer which has gsm/cdma featurers. All you need is to install your winMobile software to get some functionality you want. It may even be possible to run java progs on it with a proper java_ENV emulator.
I've found some guaranteed ways to hard-crash the phone I've got here with some included software, which is NOT good at all, because you need to remove the battery to get control back over your Moto_Q
If you are planning on using this for business -- Don't waste your money or your time with this phone. Verizon has wasted my time trying to repair and replace this unit. I just ordered my #3 replacement and now wish I would have gone with a blackberry.
I purchased Q as a replacement for an Audiovox PDA, what a mistake that was. After using the Q for about a month it died on me during a Sync. I receive a replacement Q, and have been using it for few months. What a JUNK, I am so sorry I purchased it. The phone is bad, I cant stand it any more.
Well i just got my Motorola Q the other day, and I was so suprissed of the Great Features it holds... It's Like a RZR and the Rest of the Moto Phones into one...lol... Well I really love this phone, so I suggest to other cell phone users, to Buy it... Its the best... Like my new saying, "Im Juss Rolling With The Moto's."
With no wifi or voip sip capability its a waste of time for motorola. Its the same as every other junky wannabe internet enabled device out there.... different keyboard wohoo.. thats special ....
Someone should class action these cell carriers when they cripple features like bluetooth and IP. They are perverting technologies they claim to support.
Johnny I never said the phone was bad..... I just said that it has improved since its first debut.. please read posts carefully before accusing someone is wrong.
I just got the Q from Sprint and it's better than expected. After charging the phone for 2 hours, it was ready to go. I left it plugged in while I input all my contacts, calender, notes, etc. Pictures for your contacts, what a great feature. The Hotmail and Comcast Email Setups were extremely easy to setup. Emailing the pictures of my contacts and downling them into the phone was a piece of cake also. I'm waiting on a 2GB miniSD card to come before I decide to laod anything else on the phone. the ringtones are better than expected, but I still am going to need to find 10-20 specials ringtones or songs for faimly and close friends, different from the ones currently on the phone. The backgrounds are cool also. I ordered some cases, holders and pouches off ebay so I'm waiting for those also. Does anyone have a "Skin" on their Q? Are they really east to take off and do they leave glue residue on the phone? I'm reading the manual for the second time, just to be sure I have all the features down, but all the ones I need I've already checked out except for WM Player. I don't think I'm going to load too many songs on the SD Card though, it'll probably drain the battery fast!!!!! Does anyone have those Motorola OEM Headphones that silence when a call comes in and turns the music back on when the call ends. I saw these on Ebay also, but wanted somemore info before i bought them. Thanks
you both are wrong the Q is a ok phone now the black jack sucks it has around an hour and a half of talk time
Don't listen to the previous guy, the EDGE/GSM version has not been released yet.
The phone he is talking about is from samsung called the blackjack. Its something of mutant phone based on its looks. The samsung I320 (not the I320n) looks a whole lot better really and is speed wise faster. While also theres the HTC S620 that looks better then the blackjack too. Either of those two you should look in to if you can't wait for the Motorola Q.
Also the bugs with the Q have been ironed out since its launch and has improved vastly fixing many of the beginning issues. I have tested a recent CDMA/Black Q and loved the difference in speed compared to before.
Yes the GSM verison has been released. Its called Samsung blackjack and if you go to phonescoop.com all the user reviews give the blackjack a 4 out of 5 where the Q gets 2 out of 5.
Does anybody know if the real GSM version of this phone was ever released and in which countries? I've seen the CDMA version but never the GSM
This phone constantly locks up on me. I had it replaced once and still the same problems. Often I will place a call using a shortcut key and it will say "Dialing..." and never connects - nor does it let me cancel so i have to remove the battery to reboot. Also, i often hear nothing when answering calls. Callers later inform me that they can hear me but I cannot hear them. Another reboot - ant that takes a minute or so to complete. I can't stand this thing. I want my Nokia back.
this is a phone???!!! its more like a big slab of aluminium, wonder how u'd look calling with 1 of these
The GSM version can be used with other providers as it's classed as a world phone and is not locked. Your sim card should allow you to work with your current provider as long as they use a band your phone can access.
Quad band means that it supports up to 4 different transmission bands and as long as the local provider uses one of the bands your phone supports, you can connect to that network
nice phone but service can suck in all ways period.verizon will give you a run around if this phone breaks down.i wonder why!at first glance q is a kick butt phone.but after the first month your ready to trade it in.DO NOT BUY THE Q PERIOD.
Well thank you fellow Moto users for helping me so much. It's been a week now, and nobody bothered to answer my simple question. Apparently not one user of the Moto Q knows what his phone can, and cannot do. Thanx again.
I have had a samsung SPH-i500 for 4 years and it just gave up, best phone I have had for business. Palm operating system and still one of the smallest packages. Did not have any of the new stuff, ie wifi, 3g, etc etc. I just tried this Q phone for the 14 day trial and gave it back to verizon. I carry 2000 contacts in my business, the phone could NOT handle this and would lock up for over a minute trying to query a record. If you also were trying to call and it did not go through, you could get way ahead of the phone of pushing buttons and not know where you were, the default was to put it down and wait 1 minute, it eventually would flush out the button requests after the short cup of coffee. I am tending to look for a palm operating phone, the softare is more logical than mobile 5. For example, palm searched on last name, made sense, mobile 5 searched on any sequence of the letters, first or last, bloody confusing when you think you are looking for a person last name or first name and get a mixture, the mobile 5 sorts on the last! Even when thumbing down, if I went to the T's, the screen would come up blank and I would have to take the short coffee trip prior to getting the displayed results. As I look on the review screen I see a lot of techies, does not have wifi, does not have this or that. Maybe I am just hitting the age that I do not card about the actual technology, juts the results it gives me, 1 minute for a 2000 record search is dos days, does that tell my age!
WTF?! This GSM version is NOT available in North America at the moment, so quit asking!
i love and hate it. its got eveything except a notepad or something to type in beside tasks. also bad battery life unless u use the high capacity batt. BUT y would you? it makes the phone all fat and takes away the sleekness of it. its also kinda slow...
wish it had wifi and gps