The design brings a fresh look to the "regular" smartphone look, but the O.S may turn a few people away, also how about trading the camera for some Wifi access.
I'd say...better buy the Nokia E61. It operates on Symbian OS (never hangs..), got WI-FI, EDGE & 3G compatability. No camera (don't need it anyway, digicams are still the best in resolution for me). I got a smartphone before that runs on Windows, and it hangs all the time =)
i have got to mess around with it a little bit and it is a nice phone. i like that the screen isn a touch screen and still has a qwerty keys unlike most phones. and this one can actually fit in your pocket. unlike alot of smart/qwerty phones. its a great phone and cant wait till the gsm comes out so i can use it.
what i dont understand is why do u offer phones only in certain areas? does it make sense for some reason that i just can't seem to understand?
in my area phnes like this are rare,so this extra-ordinary mobile system if i have my way to one i won't excitate to accept it with a profound gratitude because it's very attractive and full of facilities.from NIGERIA
Had a chance to play around with Moto Q from Telus Mobility which is a NON GSM provider. I'm kinda dissapointed. Its a real nice sleek design, however the operating system seems a bit slow. Even when dialing there seems to be a delay. The big dissapoinment is that it does not have WiFi. Most of the PDA's today make it mandatory to have WiFi. But Q does not. I would tend to forget about how slow it seems if it had wifi. On the up side it takes pretty nice photos with the 1.3 meg camera. I personally will not buy one if it comes out for GSM.
I have now had the Q for a couple months and it is by far the worst pda and/or phone I have ever had. DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE! It is completely unreliable. It locks up several times a day and I have to remove the battery and reboot. It locks up on simple tasks like going to your contacts, answering the phone, pressing send, on and on. What a piece of crap. Verizon has no answers!
Have not had good experience with motorola's, so in reality...its still just a motorola. And its kinda ugly.
The real grade of the "Q"
Design : 9.5
Features : 8.5
Performance : 8.5
*Overall, it's under-rated by
our voting poll.
come on people wake up i think the real probelm with people not understanding the q is they understanding of basic and formal comprehesion to read and follow simple guide lines thats why its not common sense as people would say, all the time its called applied thinking if it was that common every single one on the planet would have it...
i am the proud owner of a q i had some of moto phone before that gave trouble the q is an excellent device besides being ultra thin and full of hardware and unlimted software its a device i will advice any one to get and stop hitting out at the device the phone is just superb.when gsm users get a chance they will realize the true power of this fantastic device .
The Q is awesome. It is very thin and lightweight with a hellova lot of functionality. I dont understand the bashing of this device. It is certainly not a laptop..users that gripe about the Q need to buy a laptop and keep their pie-holes shut. Here is the true skinny without the bias:
PROs: thin, lightweight, easy navigation, lot of functionality, VERIZONs high speed EvDO network and web browsing on this phone is super!, nice keyboard.
CONs: No editing software to write notes etc. (must purchase), the thin form factor is not very comfortable to talk on (kind of holding a peice of bathroom tile to your ear).
In conclusion this is not a replacement for a laptop or other computer but an enhancement to those devices. More versitle than most PDAs and lighter in weight. No Wi-Fi but if you get the unlimited plan for data, wi-fi doesnt matter much unless you constantly cannot get signal (then again why have a cell phone?).
Now go forth and chuck your clunky cell phone for a Q. And if you cannot handle the Q, buy a queer blackberry...
Love the Q.
pros: Easy "one-hand" navigation.
Great looking device.
Works on Windows 5.0
Many add-ons we can add.
High Speed internet.
Can Read 2GB memory card.
Cons: No wifi(I don't need it).
Battery life is average.
Can freeze but much less than the TREO.
Hard to operate at first.
OVERALL: GOT TO LOVE THE "Q"
What a piece of junk. It is barely worthy of a name like Smartphone.
Navigation is clumsy and the display never shows you which way to go for a different function.
You may never find out where you are in the phone menu or how to back out to use a different function without wiping out what you're currently doing.
Its such a bad feeling you dont want to continue with it.
CDMA-Verizon has an exclusive on this but I know 1 woman who returned it in 1 day in favor of a Treo/Windows Mobile5.1.
The Windows 5.1 is awesome and is overall, much easier to run in a corporate IT environ. if running Windows et all.
(Blackberry/RIM-stuff is nice but yknow what, no thanks...New patches daily....weeeee what fun...what a headache-and Blackberry Ent - works great but its all based on covreage).
Q is poo