Motorola has announced that the Moto Q is going global. Two handsets are coming – the MOTO Q q9 and MOTO Q gsm. The MOTO Q q9 brings a more powerful specification with Windows Mobile 6, 256Mb of memory and it should be arriving in Q2 of this year.
The MOTO Q gsm has the same features and style of the US CDMA handset but instead comes with quad-band GPRS, EDGE and Windows Mobile 6. It has a soft-touch metal casing, “electro-luminescent” keys and a QWERTY keyboard with side thumb wheel. It should be available in the second half of 2007, although we have no news as to which European operator will pick it up. Read on for the press release.
Link – Motorola.com
Picture – Credit engadget.com – Moto Q q9 on left, GSM on right
UPDATE – Shiny Media have got a hands-on with the Q9. Click below for the YouTube vid or here to open it in a new window. Top stuff Susi.. by the way, you still owe me a drink. 😉
MOTO Q Goes Global
Goodbye Office, Hello Liberated Lifestyle; Motorola delivers new super-slim, experience-optimized QWERTYs for HSDPA and GSM networks
BARCELONA, Spain – 3GSM World Congress 2007 – 12 February 2007 –
Motorola today announced the expansion of its award-winning Q platform with the availability of MOTO Q q9 and MOTO Q gsm. Delivering power, style and ease-of-use, MOTO Q q9 and MOTO Q gsm continue to evolve the mobile office experience by bringing an opportunity to own an iconic, power packed smart phone to virtually every user around the world.
MOTO Q q9
MOTO Q q9 offers pure performance through design, delivering more power, richer messaging and multimedia experiences and even better basics for the most demanding consumers and professionals. Operating on the next generation Microsoft Windows Mobile 6 platform and with Motorola’s Good Mobile Messaging technology, MOTO Q q9 provides easy and intuitive personal and corporate email, calendar access and content management wherever you are.
HSDPA connectivity makes listening to music, watching videos or sharing pictures lightning fast and Windows Mobile “PlaysForSure” enables compatibility with music and video stores worldwide. A convenient side-load removable micro-SD card compliments MOTO Q q9’s 256MG of onboard memory to ensure users have plenty of room to store what’s most important.
The second handset built on Motorola’s SCPL platform, MOTO Q q9 is optimized by design. It’s thin, lightweight, sophisticated frame includes an ergonomically-optimized keyboard and five-way navigation key to enable fast, accurate text entry. MOTO Q q9 also boasts one of the world’s smartest screen displays, automatically adjusting to produce the best visual experience, indoor or out.
With battery design that has been optimised for superior performance and USB 2.0 for full speed PC connectivity, Motorola is once again redefining what consumers should expect from a QWERTY device.
MOTO Q gsm
Retaining all the productivity features and style of the original CDMA-based MOTO Q while adding new enhancements, MOTO Q gsm is set to make an impact in markets across the globe. MOTO Q gsm features quad-band GPRS and EDGE capabilities to deliver worldwide connectivity, Microsoft Windows Mobile 6 software for flexibility and power, and a full suite of multimedia and messaging options to keep you entertained.
Based on the much-imitated Q design, the thin, lightweight MOTO Q gsm showcases a soft-touch metal casing, electro-luminescent keys, gorgeous full color screen and ergonomically optimized QWERTY keyboard and side thumb wheel to deliver no-compromises email and messaging.
The MOTO Q family also makes good business sense for enterprises big and small by leveraging Microsoft’s trusted Windows Mobile Platform, Motorola’s Good Mobile Messaging technology and a variety of third party email solutions.
Both MOTO Q q9 and MOTO Q gsm are also fully customisable, with over 300 applications optimised for Motorola and a full suite of accessories.
“Motorola redefined the QWERTY, and we’re taking it to the next level with MOTO Q q9 and MOTO Q gsm,” said Ron Garriques, president of Motorola Mobile Devices. “Building upon the incredible success of the original Q we have created a stunning and experience optimized portfolio, so that now there is a MOTO Q for everyone.”
MOTO Q q9 will be available in Q2 2007. MOTO Q gsm will be available in the second half of 2007. For more information on product availability and pricing please visit www.motorola.com or contact your local Motorola representative.
To experience Motorola innovations first-hand, please visit Motorola at booth 8A159, Hall 8 or go to www.motorola.com/events.