It is difficult not to be over-excited about the latest Motorola Q. Just the sleek looks and classical features of the Q is enough to get any mobile phone fanatic excited about its release. So will the successor to the RAZR give RIM, Nokia and other phone manufacturing companies a run for their R&D budgets? Most likely, considering the features mentioned in Motorola’s press release.
If you are still not convinced by the picture of the new Q and would like to get all the features of the phone mentioned in black and white, then here goes: Q is the thinnest, lightest QWERTY phone and promises high voice quality along with a thumbwheel for easy navigation, this allows the phone to be an truly integrated communication tool. Motorola Q supports Exchange 2003 and thus capable of handing corporate email. MMS, multiple audio and video formats, 1.3 mega pixel camera, large high resolution display and Bluetooth capabilities are just some.
Motorola management can be sure that this phone is likely to be a hit and will likely to appeal to consumers with a focus on creatively designed phones that do not comprimise any of the advanced features of the smart phone. Even some of the CrackBerry fans may see them selves turning to the Q, what Windows Mobile did to the Palm, the Q may do to the Blackberry.
Though Q1 2006 is the likely launch date, Motorola may even launch it in time for Christmas to catch the highest selling season of the year, no price was set.
Motorola Q Key Features
- One of the first devices to run on Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0; Optimized for Microsoft Exchange 2003 and a variety of third party email solutions that enable a broad set of corporate email capabilities
- Thinnest QWERTY device in the world, 11.5mm
- Full, ergonomic QWERTY keyboard, 5-way navigation button and thumb wheel
- Video clip capture and playback
- Connectivity via Bluetooth, IrDA and mini-USB; compatible with Motorola’s line of Bluetooth-enabled wireless headsets
- Multi-Media Messaging (MMS)
- Dual, stereo-quality speakers
- Audio formats supported: iMelody, MIDI, MP3, AAC, WAV, WMA, WAX, QCELP
- Image formats supported: GIF87a, GIF89a, JPEG, WBMP, BMP, PNG
- Video formats supported: H.263, MPEG-4, GSM-AMR, AAC, WMV
- Mini-SD removable memory card slot
- Large, high-resolution display (320 x 240 pixels, 65K TFT)
- 1.3 mega pixel camera with photo lighting
- PIM functionality with Picture Caller ID
- Advanced speech recognition and speakerphone