Amazon: Motorola Q for US$75

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Date: Tuesday, August 1st, 2006, 00:57
Category: Mobile Phone

motorola-q-.jpgAlthough it runs Microsoft’s Windows Mobile 5.0 Smartphone platform and you’ll need a copy of The Missing Sync (US$40) to sync it to your Mac, I recently saw a friend’s Q and was impressed by the sleek profile (especially when compared to my bulky Treo 650). Anyway, Amazon is selling the Q for US$75 with a 2-year contract. If you’re going to pick one up, why not buy if from our Amazon affiliate link though, would ya?

Motorola’s QWERTY keyboard equipped Q, formerly known as the RAZRberry in the rumor mills, might not exactly be the “BlackBerry killer” that many predicted, but it is certainly one of the most capable and user friendly smartphones available on the market today.

Based on Microsoft’s Windows Mobile 5.0 Smartphone platform, the Q picks up the best features from Microsoft’s more phone oriented Smartphone edition of Windows Mobile while still offering a lot of PDA-like capability and screen real estate on its 65k color, 320×240 pixel display.

In terms of hardware features, the Q’s right side 3-way scroll wheel and dedicated back buttons take center stage. These give the Q user fast BlackBerry-like scrolling with the ability to select an item or return to the prior screen – all with the user’s thumb. Of course you can still do these same things the traditional way by using the 5-way direction pad and the back button that sits to its right. There’s also a dedicated home key as well as the red and green call control keys.

Amazon.com: Motorola Q Phone (Verizon Wireless): Cell Phones & Service

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motorola-q-.jpgAlthough it runs Microsoft’s Windows Mobile 5.0 Smartphone platform and you’ll need a copy of The Missing Sync (US$40) to sync it to your Mac, I recently saw a friend’s Q and was impressed by the sleek profile (especially when compared to my bulky Treo 650). Anyway, Amazon is selling the Q for US$75 with a 2-year contract. If you’re going to pick one up, why not buy if from our Amazon affiliate link though, would ya?

Motorola’s QWERTY keyboard equipped Q, formerly known as the RAZRberry in the rumor mills, might not exactly be the “BlackBerry killer” that many predicted, but it is certainly one of the most capable and user friendly smartphones available on the market today.

Based on Microsoft’s Windows Mobile 5.0 Smartphone platform, the Q picks up the best features from Microsoft’s more phone oriented Smartphone edition of Windows Mobile while still offering a lot of PDA-like capability and screen real estate on its 65k color, 320×240 pixel display.

In terms of hardware features, the Q’s right side 3-way scroll wheel and dedicated back buttons take center stage. These give the Q user fast BlackBerry-like scrolling with the ability to select an item or return to the prior screen – all with the user’s thumb. Of course you can still do these same things the traditional way by using the 5-way direction pad and the back button that sits to its right. There’s also a dedicated home key as well as the red and green call control keys.

Amazon.com: Motorola Q Phone (Verizon Wireless): Cell Phones & Service

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