Today, Motorola announced the Motorola Q, a PDA Smartphone to compete with the Palm Treo and RIM Blackberry. The phone is powered by Windows Mobile 5.0 and supports the high-speed EV-DO network. The phone will be available starting next week (May 31, 2006) through Verizon Wireless. The Moto Q also includes a full QWERTY keyboard, Bluetooth, 1 mega pixel camera, miniSD expansion slot, and speakerphone. This phone will be especially useful for people that exchange many emails continuously since it supports synchronizing up to 8 Microsoft Outlook Accounts at once. The phone is quite expensive, and will run you $199.99 even after signing up to Verizon’s Voice/Data Plan and signing a 2-year contract. Although Motorola didn’t state when they would release this phone for other carriers, they probably will do so soon.
“On Verizon Wireless’s broadband EV-DO network, the Moto Q brings together all of the converged solutions you need to work, stay in touch or have fun.” – Ed Zander, Motorola CEO
This phone has not been officaly reviewed by anyone at this time, but the specs speak for themselves. The phone seems to be promising, however this such as the short 4-hour talk time may just not cut it for everyone.