The Motorola Q is a Windows Mobile smartphone first announced in the Summer of 2005 as a thin device with similar styling to Motorola's immensely popular RAZR. Motorola in a partnership with Verizon Wireless released the Q on May 31, 2006. A version for Sprint was released early in January 2007 and one for Amp'd Mobile in April 2007.
The Q differs from Verizon's flagship Windows Mobile phone, the Treo 700w, in that it is very thin, runs the Windows Mobile 5.0 Smartphone Edition OS (lacking touchscreen support), and has a landscape 320x240 screen. It also employs a thumbwheel on the right side of the unit, similar to the industry-leading BlackBerry. Motorola hopes to position the Q as an attractive alternative to the BlackBerry.
The Q was first released in Canada on June 15, 2006 with Telus Mobility. Bell Mobility began offering the phone later that year (September 22) and then became the first North American carrier to offer a black version of the Motorola Q on November 13, 2006.
In late July 2007, a new model of the Moto Q, the Motorola Q 9, was released. The Motorola Q 9h was released in Italy and across Europe and in November in the US through AT&T. In August, the Motorola Q 9m was released in the US through Verizon. In November, Sprint offered the Motorola Q 9c. All Q9 models run Windows Mobile 6.
The following is a quote attributed to Verizon technical support: (Source: discussion forum post)
With the Moto Q and Verizon, if the user is to use the pay-as-you-go KB plan, the user will now no longer be charged much more for a picture message than the user would using a normal phone where the picture message would either be covered under the user's plan or cost as much as $0.25.
Picture messaging with other carriers Some carriers appear to limit sending and receiving pictures to e-mail transfers and according to some reports do not allow picture messaging to other cell phones from the Moto Q or from other cell phones to the Moto Q. Specifically, USCellular,Sprint, and Alltel do not enable MMS capabilities in their Motorola Q model.
|Modes||CDMA 850 / CDMA 1900|
|Weight||4.06 oz (115 g)|
|Dimensions||4.57" x 2.52" x 0.47" (116 x 64 x 12 mm)|
|Form Factor||Bar Internal Antenna|
|Battery Life||Talk: 4.00 hours (240 minutes) Standby: 192 hours (8 days)|
|Battery Type||LiIon 1130 mAh|
|Display||Type: LCD (Color TFT/TFD) Colors: 65,536 (16-bit) Size: 320 x 240 pixels|
|Platform / OS||Windows Mobile for Smartphones version 5|
|Memory||64 MB (built-in, flash shared memory)|
|Phone Book Capacity||shared memory|
|FCC ID||IHDT56FQ1 (Approved Dec 14, 2005)|
|GPS / Location||Type: A-GPS (Relies on Carrier Towers for position calculations)|
|Hearing Aid Compatible||Rating: M3 (mostly compatible)|
|Polyphonic Ringtones||Chords: 42|
|Bluetooth||Supported Profiles: HSP, HFP, OPP, FTP, A2DP, AVRC, DUN, HID, BIP, PAN version 1.2 / DUN, HID, BIP|
|USB||built-in mini-USB connector|
|Multiple Numbers per Name||Yes|
|Custom Graphics||supported formats: GIF87a, GIF89a, JPEG, WBMP, BMP, PNG|
|Custom Ringtones||supported formats: iMelody, MIDI, MP3, AAC, WAV, WMA, WAX, QCELP|
|Flight Mode||Standard Icon: No|
|Packet Data||Technology: 1xEV-DO r0|
|WAP / Web Browser||Browser Software: Pocket Internet Explorer|
|Side Keys||thumb-wheel on right|
|Text Keyboard||Layout: QWERTY|
|Memory Card Slot||Card Type: miniSD|
|Text Messaging||2-Way: Yes|
|Text Messaging Templates||Yes|
|Music Player||Windows Media Player|
|Camera||Resolution: 1.3 megapixels|
|Streaming Video||Windows Media Player|
|Headset Jack (2.5 mm)||Yes|
|Speaker Phone||Type: Full-Duplex|
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