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Motorola Q Video Tour

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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.

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Mar 16, 2006, 3:17 PM

Retail Price?

Does anyone know or have an idea what this will cost when it first comes out? It will be on Verizon first?
It will definitely be a Verizon exclusive when it first comes out

Apr 27, 2006, 1:06 PM

comparision to Cingular 8125

I am pretty new to these new phones but I am wondering the major differences between these two phones. Is the Q out of the other's league?
well other then the technology that drives them (CDMA/GSM) there are form factor differences as well as differences in the power of the chips. The 8125 also has WIFI which for me would be a HUGE plus. unfortnatly my BB store is lame and doesn't carry ...

May 10, 2006, 4:46 PM

copy/paste functionality?

As this is not a touchscreen, I'm wondering if anyone has a feel for (or if) cut and paste works. I think this would be a major thing missing compared to the treo for those who edit documents, or copy small pieces of text around. Also, if one exists for the OS, how's the ssh client?

Mar 21, 2006, 11:44 PM

Okay but how is it as a phone?

I liked the review you gave on the Windows Mobile application, but how good is it as a phone? It would be nice to see how it is held while on a call. Can the people that you call hear you well? I know that other phones, like the Samsung i730, are hard to hold to your head and be heard well. It would seem that this small form factor would have the same problem? Any experience using the phone function?
it is bluetooth capable so if the phone feels weird on the ear just get a bluetooth headset. go with the motorola mbt850 it has a flap to turn it on and off so you can keep it in your pocket if you dont like to wear it all the time and when y our pho...

Mar 23, 2006, 10:41 AM

What provider will carry this phone?

What provider will carry this phone? Is this going to be a GSM handset? Or a CDMA?
Nevermind , i saw the VZW logo on the back of the handset in the video Very Happy

Mar 20, 2006, 11:59 PM

Not so impressed

After watching the preview from phonescoop, I am now less impressed than prior to watching. I currently have the Treo 700w, and I'm in no rush to trade it in to get the Q. Anyone else feel the same?

Mar 15, 2006, 2:16 PM

is as good as the upcoming Sony Ericsson P990i?

It looks like the Blackberry functions in a Windows based so it is better by far compare to Blackberry BUT is it better than the 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
the upside of symbian software is that it has powered smartphones more reliably for much longer. and uiq 3 is definitely sweet looking and far more phone like than windows mobile. with the inclusion of 7 different email sync clients, i can't imagine t...

Mar 15, 2006, 11:27 AM

Wow, that is some phone

Thanks for the preview. The phone looks awesome. I wish you had shown the Outlook email function connecting to an exchange server. The screen seems small but clear.
Now I have to decide whether to go with my original idea of replacing my V710 with the RAZR, or sell my BlackBerry and get one of these, going with the "combined" device. Hmmmmm...
eric Lin

Mar 15, 2006, 10:09 PM

qwerty keyboards - Q, treo, RIM, and others

to answer as many questions about the Q keyboard as i can, i'm going to try and put this all into one thread instead of answering individual device keyboard ?s all over the place. call me lazy.

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...
Excellent write up on the keyboards. You may have convinced me to go with a BB 8700.

And just to clarify, you'd prefer a Treo keyboard to the Q?

Mar 16, 2006, 8:40 AM

Q screen size comparison

Since we're doing comparisons, how 'bout this one?

Mar 15, 2006, 11:07 PM

Still cheap build quality?

Does this final hardware version have upgraded plastics at all?

Mar 15, 2006, 5:53 PM


Is this phoen the same as the treos wen it comes to touch screen, and touch screen dialing? Thanks id advance
what exactly is your question?
The Motorola Q does not have a touch screen, so the answer to your question is no, it is not the same as the Treo.

Mar 15, 2006, 5:28 PM

Q compared to Treo 700 and 650

Sorry, a bit of a re-post, but this may deserve its own discussion. Just looking for any sorta feedback regarding the Q to the Treo's.

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.
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