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Review: Motorola Q

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Best accurate review to date- The "Q" gets a F

jcson777

Jun 5, 2006, 2:58 PM
I was pleased to see someone actually critique the Q as it should be and not just join in the hype. Ditto on the user unfriendly keyboard and scroll device, they ruin the Q, as does the funciton buttons atop the keyboard that are not raised but flat and surrounded by plastic line seperaters that get in the way when pushing these in(very poor design), as well as the navigation in the middle which is difficult to use the down function because of the plasitic round unit that is used as opposed to seperate buttons. I have had my Q to test out since 6/2 and can say without a doubt that it is going back. $45 per/mo unlimited DATA PLAN THAT YOU MUST HAVE IN ORDER TO USE WEB BROWSER(OR .015 per/kb if you want $1500 phone bills), NO BRIGHTNESS CON...
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Karmaego

Jun 6, 2006, 10:12 AM
unless you live in Europe or the Far East where cellphones are like candy in one of the $.25 dispensors, you'll always be a couple of years behind in phone quality. You can thank the FCC for that faux pas.
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Briansnj

Jun 14, 2006, 9:02 AM
Karmaego said:
unless you live in Europe or the Far East where cellphones are like candy in one of the $.25 dispensors, you'll always be a couple of years behind in phone quality. You can thank the FCC for that faux pas.


Darn right Karm! I have travelled to Asia extensively...Japan, China, Tawain and Korea. Even the '3rd world' Asian countries have better service than we do. I MEAN IT! They have broadband! You should see the powerful, broadband, fully loaded mini computers these people are using. They call them phones, I call them laptops that fit into the palm of your hand! This isn't new either. They have had this type of lifestyle for years now. YEARS! Meanwhile, I am still waiting a decent Smartphone!...
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techeye

Jun 14, 2006, 2:45 PM
The previous post brings up an important note: the majority of other countries around the world are way ahead of the US in cell phone technology and service. This is on purpose, and Motorola plays right into it all.

A painful example: the unfortunate post-war Iraqis were forced to adopt a CDMA network to fleece the pockets of US companies -- think about it, if the US really cared, it would turn the Iraqi GSM network back on so they could use their phones again. But no, can't have that. They have to buy new (US) phones, and US contractors get to build a new cell phone network for $$$.

Despite all the claims of CDMA being better technology than GSM, why do so many users and other technical reviews differ? Lets face it, GSM is better.

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0siris

Jun 19, 2006, 7:29 AM
Lets face it, GSM is better.

And yet every evolution path for GSM is *to* CDMA.

GSM isn't better. It's easier. Less expensive. That isn't automatically better.
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jaseinny

Jun 17, 2006, 12:41 AM
This phone is the biggest load of hype that I have ever come across! After owning it for a couple of days, I ended up nearly throwing it at the wall in pure frustration!
Not logical what so ever. In fact I am stunned at how bad it is.
Coming from Australia and being spoilt with "modern" phones, it always comes as a surprise that the US market offers so much out dated rubbish. It is so frustrating! The networks here have everyone conned! Making profit out of really really bad service ie. Verizon, and selling outdated, gutted phones!

Anyway, switched over to cingular and am now waiting for the Nokia E61. Now that's a cool phone! Wouldn't it be even cooler if Apple realeased an Ipod phone? Now that would be easy and simple. Wink
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jaseinny

Jun 17, 2006, 12:47 AM
Oh and to ad to it...one of mates who was also conned, has sent his back in disgust as well!
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hellovt2001

Jun 18, 2006, 10:51 PM
Where are the voice independent phones with Qwerty. Full Qwerty! not 2 per key. No such thing with Blackberry. Nokia, E61, Samsung one, others barely one.

Go to Motorola's site for tips on how to use the phone better. My second time using the phone, I really got a better sense of what it could do. No touchscreen which I like for certain applications, but the voice independent is awesome and works with Bluetooth. That alone makes it a great phone!

And this is their first phone of this kind, watch what motorola does in the future.
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0siris

Jun 19, 2006, 7:16 AM
Full Qwerty! not 2 per key. No such thing with Blackberry.


Wait, *several* Blackberry model lines have full QWERTY keyboards. If you're trying to include voice dialing in that claim, then I understand. From what I've learned, that's a conscious choice by RIM based on requests to keep it out by some of their US government clients.
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