Review: Motorola Q
Jun 5, 2006, 11:45 AM by Eric Lin
In Depth review of the highly-anticipated Motorola Q, the first EVDO Windows Mobile Smartphone and slimmest smartphone to date.
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Almost a year ago, Motorola announced the Q and everyone was clamoring for it. To date, no one had announced such a slim smartphone - especially one with a QWERTY keyboard. But now that the Q is finally coming to stores this week, the Q isn't so special anymore. Everyone (well, except for BlackBerry maker RIM) has announced an ultra slim "BlackBerry killer."
The Q is definitely more pocketable than a BlackBerry, and certainly more versatile than one. With a camera and the ability to load a wide variety of applications, it is clearly not just for corporate users. But Exchange synchronization, the keyboard and the familiarity of Windows will make the Q a strong contender for corporate users as well.
While the Q is still a looker, and worth looking at, it is no longer unique. It is a solid phone for many, but with so many similar models, there may be better options out there now - especially if you plan on using the keyboard quite a bit.
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this may be an obvious question...
Anybody experienced the same??
Many Issues, not to many resolutions
I had this phone for a week, it's in the box waiting for Fedex, and My 7100i is back online and I am back with Nextel. I found my blackbeery to be the best phone I had ever used, but it lacked the flexibility and multimedia that does come in handy, even in business situations.
The Q was small, a bit wide, but so thin and a real attractive phone. it had some really great features...
IT'S A PHONE...calm down. It's not going to hold your hand. The Q has been a great phone so far. I too work for a...
And Jmart...take a powder. Are you so small minded? Are y...
The Q's compatibility???
PC Remote options?
Alternative to Outlook backup and/or email?
Motorola Q Active Sync Problems
Tried installing and uninstalling twice.....any advice or anyone going through same thing ???
Appreciate the help. THanks in advance.
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Best accurate review to date- The "Q" gets a F
Not logical what so ever. In fact I am stunned at how bad it is.
Coming from ...
Go to Motorola's site for tips on how to use the phone better. My second time using the ph...
Voice independent control is excellent
I have had 2 Palms in the past and use for notes and phones and putting in expenses, no phone though. I have had Nextel for over 10 years or longer. I love the durability of Nextel phones, which is motorola.
I typed my name in and pute the phone # in and then save button to save. And then I pushed and held speakerphone button for a couple of seconds and then the voice recognition comes on and I said "call Greg" and it started dialing immediately!
I like the back arrow to go back like on the web browsers. but it is a dedicated arrow button. I like the toggle switch and the edges are nice as they are easy to catch and press.
Key pad seems easy enough ,...
Treo 650 comparisons
Does anyone out there know how the Q compares with the Treo 650 ?
Need a review on APPLICATIONS use on the Q
What is the processor power like, what is the speed like, what is the memory like? Does it crash easily, run out of memory easily?
What is this phone like playing simple games like Yahtzee or Monopoly? What is it like with productivity software..such as Mortgage calculators, more advanced contact management programs...things you WILL buy and WILL use from Handango?
Please Phone Scoop...start considering that kind of testing. This is the real world and people need to know. It would be a valuable service to your readers.
AIM on Q?
Phones w/ better QWERTY keyboards
In closing they even say the Q is not for people who need to do a lot of emails and text messaging from it, more for the casual user. But they lack comparisions to what they consider better QWERTY phones.
I don't have QWERTY phone today, but I am interested in getting one soon. I've been going back and forth in my mind between the Treo devices or the Blackberry's and I've been waiting on the Q but it seems I should pass on it because I will need it for heavy email. Is there better options I should consider and why?
RIM 8700 series
hiptop 2 / sidekick II
htc apache / wi...
Black Colored Q???
Q for sprint
Verizon warns of a known issue with the Q accessing the net!
I am a Cingular customer and got this phone because of the Q. So ...
I have had little time to explore and experience the Q, however, from the little time I played with it I loved it.
The only thing that put me off about it was it had a slow reaction time. I'm the type of user that li...
Lovely Phone; Ugly Software
The New York Times technology editor just wrote a very critical review of the Q, using numerous real-life examples of how this phone comes up short:
If you are a Blackberry or Palm user, you might want to stick with your current phone so you don't buy into the hype and get disappointed.
While I don't know yet for sure, the brand new Nokia E61 (similar QUERTY smartphone design) seems like it is getting better reviews -- although unlike Motorola, Nokia has put zero marketing dollars into the E61 launch in the US.
You can see a detailed [and yes, critical] review of the E61 here:
Don't like it
I have had the Q for almost a week, and quite frankly its frustrating. I spent probably $500-600 having my IT contractor correspond with Verizon and Msoft before we got my exchange server working properly. Noone at VZ or MS understands the deal well yet, and we have to learn at their expense.
I have had a BBerry since the beginning, and the keyboard works completely different. The ? symbol is on another page, sentences dont end auto with a "." period, etc. It takes a lot of getting used to. The auto phrase technology makes me say things I dont want to.
Battery life is poor when using with bluetooth as I did in my car. Phone is dead dead dead after 8 hours with no charging. Car charger makes no impact.
Some features are...