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Motorola Q Review Roundup

20 June 2006

motorola qWow, there sure have been a number of Motorola Q reviews popping up since I last updated. I’m going to try to get them all here, so I can keep everyone posted. If I missed one, please let me know in the comments. Here goes:

reviews the Motorola Q and writes – ‘While the Motorola Q packs in some impressive features into its svelte, half-inch frame, including top-notch messaging abilities, EV-DO support, Bluetooth and a surprisingly good 1.3-megapixel camera, we can’t overlook the phone’s disappointingly lethargic performance or its underpowered office features. ‘

Not impressed.

Sci-Tech Today reviews the Motorola Q and has this to say – ‘The Moto Q does not ship with Wi-Fi onboard, but if you’re roaming in one of Verizon’s EVDO coverage areas, you will receive data at speeds of 400 to 700 Kbps, on average, which in many instances will obviate the need for Wi-Fi. Although the handset offers support for external keyboards and mice, it cannot currently function as an EVDO modem for laptops. A software solution for this is in the works, however.’

External keyboard and mouse? Cool.

Mobility Site reviews the Motorola Q and writes – ‘The “Q” and Motorola deliver exactly what they promised. This was suppose to be a Treo killer and it may be just that. Smaller lighter smarter, and a better phone and camera. With the unit being so new things can only get better, I am sure that additional programs and ad-ins will keep this unit expanding and growing. In many ways it is revolutionary.’

MobileBurn also reviews the Motorola Q and has this to say – ‘I adore the Motorola Q, even with its somewhat limited battery life and few random blemishes. In fact, this is the first non-camera oriented device that I have wanted to use as my day to day phone in a very, very long time. It is that good. With a bit more polish and a few updates to the OS (in addition to that heavy duty battery), this device will be truly fantastic.
The Motorola Q has a lot of competitors out there that are equally capable, like the Palm Treo 700p and 700w, and the 8700 series of RIM BlackBerry devices, to name but a few, but I think that the Q’s RAZR inspired good looks and relatively low purchase price ($199 with 2yr EV-DO agreement on Verizon) will make it a very hot seller that is going to put a lot of pressure on the other players. It may not be as big for Moto as the RAZR series, but I think this one is going to make them proud. I give it a “Highly Recommended” rating.’

PC Mag reviews the Motorola Q and says – ‘The Q’s major competitors are from Palm—the Treo 700w and the newer Treo 700p. The 700w is more expensive than the Q and has little to recommend it. The 700p comes with Microsoft Office document editors (not just viewers), has a higher-res screen, runs on both Verizon and Sprint, and is both faster and less buggy than the Q. On the other hand, it costs $200 more and is considerably chubbier. So while the 700p retains the Editors’ Choice crown, the Q is an excellent machine and a terrific choice.’

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