Motorola Q Video Tour
Mar 15, 2006, 10:11 AM by Jesse Lewin
A video tour of the highly-anticipated, ultra-thin Motorola Q messaging phone with Windows Mobile 5.
We were able to spend a few days with a Motorola Q, the first Windows Mobile device designed to compete with the Blackberry. The Q we used was production hardware, but the software was still not ready to ship. It would have been unfair to do an in-depth review of a pre-production phone, so we created this video tour of the form factor as well as some of the software features we know the Q will ship with.
The Q is slim and fits easily in a pair of khakis or suit jacket without bulging or weighing you down. The keyboard feels a bit stiff and plasticky, but as you'll see in the video, you can type on it quickly and accurately.
Full video pages (with more options):
comparision to Cingular 8125
Okay but how is it as a phone?
What provider will carry this phone?
Not so impressed
is as good as the upcoming Sony Ericsson P990i?
P990i comes with:
- Pen recognition (also has scroll on the side)
- Touch Screen
- 2 Mega Pixel Camera
only down side is, it's a Symbian Software where most consumer are familiar with Windows.
and Oh yeah, the price P990i is much more
Wow, that is some phone
qwerty keyboards - Q, treo, RIM, and others
the Q keyboard is made out of a very hard plastic. each key is highly domed or rounded on top, so you can feel each individual key. when keys are pressed, they don't move very far, but they do make a little click. although i found the feel of the keyboard cold and unresponsive, as i've said, it was easy to type on.
the treo keys are fairly hard plastic, slightly larger and not as domed as the Q's keys. they don't make as much of a click when pressed. i don't like the feel of treo keyboards, but they are just as easy (or hard) to use as the Q's k...
And just to clarify, you'd prefer a Treo keyboard to the Q?
Q screen size comparison
Still cheap build quality?
Q compared to Treo 700 and 650
I want something I can type on and I don't think the keys on the Treo are big enough. If the Q is very similar, I may opt for a BB 8700 instead.