Motorola Unveils New Q with AWS, Brings Back UIQ
Feb 12, 2007, 4:29 AM by (staff)
Motorola today announced the phones the company had revealed pictures of a few weeks ago.
- Q q9: The successor to the Q has a more rounded form and a larger QWERTY keyboard. The q9 is only 11.8 mm thick and runs the new Windows Mobile 6 Standard edition. Three variants will available for different carriers' 3G networks. All include a quad-band GSM and EDGE, plus 3.6 Mbps HSDPA running in either 2100, 850/1900 (presumably for Cingular), or AWS 1700 (presumably for T-Mobile) bands. This is the first device announced to work in the new AWS 1700 radio band. It also features stereo Bluetooth, 2 Megapixel camera with flash, 256 MB on board flash memory and a microSD memory card slot.
- RIZR Z8: Motorola returns to the UIQ smartphone platform, but drops the touch screen interface, with the RIZR Z8. This new slider features a "kick slide" design that angles the slide like a clamshell when open. The Z8 is a quad-band GSM/EDGE phone with 3.6 Mbps HSDPA. It features stereo Bluetooth, 2 Megapixel camera with flash, 90 MB on board memory and a SDHC capable Micro SD slot.
- SLVR L9: This new SLVR has a more KRZR-like look with a glossy finish and soft touch keypad. It is a GSM/EDGE phone with stereo Bluetooth, 2 Megapixel camera with flash and a Micro SD slot. It also has new adaptive noise cancellation and airplane mode.
- W510: This mid-range clamshell mimics the look of the KRZR like other W series flip phones. It is a quad-band GSM/EDGE device with stereo Bluetooth, 1.3 Megapixel camera and Micro SD slot.
- KRZR K3: Updates the GSM KRZR with HSDPA, a second camera for video calling and additional on-board memory. The K3 will most likely not see American shores in this configuration.
- Q GSM: Motorola finally announced a quad-band GSM/EDGE of the original Q. Although it runs Windows Mobile 6, it is otherwise is identical to the black Q found on Sprint and Verizon in all other aspects. (not pictured)
Will GSM version of Q have Wi-Fi?
What the heck, no CDMA version?
So i find it highly unlikely that they will showcase many CDMA phones at a GSM showcase.