Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Motorola Q Now Available for Sprint

If the RAZR and the BlackBerry got together and had a kid, the Motorola Q is what it would look like. This bouncing baby smartphone has the svelte profile of the famous Motorola RAZR phone, almost ubiquitous with executives. But it also has the full QWERTY keyboard and large landscape display that BlackBerry and PDA users demand. All in all, this generation mobile device eclipses both its parents.

The Motorola Q has been available for Verizon Wireless users for some time. What's new is a model designed for the Sprint PCS network. This gives you access to Sprint's extensive EV-DO broadband data network for near broadband speed downloads. In the lesser populated areas where EV-DO still isn't available, the Q will access Sprint's 1xRTT data network at lower bandwidths.

The Motorola Q is a Windows Mobile 5.0 smartphone. This helps it integrate into a corporate data environment. The included Pocket Outlook software lets you view MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and PDF documents, although there is no ability to edit these on the Q. You also have Web browsing capability with Pocket Internet Explorer that supports HTML, SSL, JavaScript, Cookies, Bookmarks, Frames and VPNs. It's pretty much a full function Web browser. The Microsoft "Today" screen gives you immediate access to current info and Q functions.

Other excellent features of the Motorola Q include Bluetooth wireless technology that supports wireless headphones and also streams stereo music to appropriate Bluetooth devices. The 1.3 Megapixel camera has an LED flash for low light conditions and will take both print quality photos and multiple format video capture. ActiveSync software keeps the Q synchronized to your PC. You can use Bluetooth, Infrared or a data cable to sync up. Listen to your favorite podcasts on the go with the included Windows Media Player that supports MP3 content.

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