Thursday, September 29, 2005
The Q's main claim to fame is that it is 50% thinner than any other similar device on the market. Below you will find some photos of the Q next to a RIM Blackberry device that show you that Motorola isn't just blowing smoke. The Q really is that thin. In spite of that, the device still manages to sport a 1.3 megapixel camera and a miniSD memory card slot, and has a keyboard that offers a feel similar to that of the Treo 650.
The Q's display is quite beautiful, and looks great from a wide viewing angle. Its reflective backing should makes it easily readable in direct sunlight, something that is a must for business users. Bluetooth support is also built-in, allowing the use of Bluetooth headsets with the device - and potentially other services, depending on the carrier. While Motorola has not yet announced what networks and frequency bands the Q will support, since that will depend on carrier demand, a Motorola representative did say that the device should be good for about 4 hours of talk time and 8 days of standby time.
Ron Garriques, president of Motorola Mobile Devices, said that, conservatively, the Q should be available in Q1 of 2006, but that he hoped to have the device on the market during Q4 of this year. No information on pricing or market availability was released.
We'll post more details as they become available.
You'll find more live photos of the Motorola Q on the following page.