Reviews and Problems with Motorola MOTO Q9m / Q9c / Q9h
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25 July 2008
Conclusion: This Moto Q9 redux is about adding features, namely the GPS. If that was the one thing holding you back from getting the Q9m on Verizon, go for it. This Windows Mobile Smartphone has an excellent QWERTY keyboard, corporate data syncing, push email, a strong Office suite and WiFi’s a possibility...
Pros: The best QWERTY keyboard experience on a mobile device. The Moto software bundle is great. The phone has great audio quality for voice and multimedia.
Cons: No Windows Mobile 6.1 upgrade yet. Reception isn’t very strong, can get sluggish. Camera isn’t impressive.
Conclusion: We like it, yes we do. The phone is smart looking, slim and packs quite a bit of power. The ample memory, faster than average CPU and great software bundle put the Motorola Q Global ahead of the pack, and the GPS competes with the BlackBerry 8800 and 8820.
Pros: Slim, great keyboard, plenty of flash storage and RAM, supports SDHC microSD cards (large capacity cards), fast HSPDA, has GPS that works with both the bundled TeleNav and 3rd party navigation and mapping applications, excellent software bundle. Plays CV for downtime amusement and supports XM Sat...
Cons: GPS is slow to get a first fix and TeleNav complains about signal strength under open skies, though this hasn't effected GPS performance so far. We wish there were a way to remove the XPress Mail item from the home screen without using a registry editor or switching to a more basic Today Screen.
Excerpt: A pretender to the BlackBerry throne, the new Q rocks at messaging and editing, thanks to its tactile keyboard and superior Documents To Go software, which syncs desktop files and lets you create new ones. You can give Internet Explorer the heave-ho in favor of the worthier Opera browser.
Pros: Lean half-inch-thick bod. Speedier than most Windows Mobile phones. Support for GPS nav and stereo Bluetooth. Streaming music and video applets keep you entertained. Feels a bit faster than other WinMo phones.
Cons: Large-boned in other directions (4.6 x 2.6 inches). Choppy video. No Wi-Fi. Nonstandard USB port.
Conclusion: A definite improvement over the original Moto Q. The Q music 9m is attractive, slim and looks like an expensive, well made piece of electronics-- it definitely outshines the BlackBerry Curve and Samsung BlackJack in the high-class gear department.
Pros: Great looks and excellent build quality. Nice display, wonderful keyboard. The more capable Documents To Go is included rather than the standard Windows Mobile Office apps.
Cons: Battery life is so-so. less flash memory and lower resolution camera compared to the GSM version.
Conclusion: The Motorola Q9m is currently one of the best SmartPhones available by Verizon. It does everything that is expected of it, and then some. The Multimedia Home Screen is an added bonus that many users will enjoy.
Pros: Comfortable QWERTY Keypad, Landscape QVGA Display, Rugged Construction, Reception and Call Quality, Multimedia Home Screen, Slim Design
Cons: 1.3MP Camera, Lack of built in WiFi, EVDO limited to Rev 0 speed
Excerpt: Everyone knows that sequels tend to suck. (Need I remind everyone of the extra-lame choreographed dance scene in Spiderman 3 ?) So when we checked out Motorola’s follow up to the mighty Q smartphone, we were a bit apprehensive. But you know what?
Pros: Internal antenna ensures a slim profile. Booming stereo speaker is versatile enough for music and calls. Editing documents on the go is a cinch. MiniSD card slot promotes speedy operation via extra memory. Bluetooth tethering and file transfer are included. Dynamic light sensor automatically adju...
Cons: Lack of native Wi-Fi support. 1.3 Megapixels is so 2002. 5 minutes of use has it covered in fingerprints. No Java support. Awkward mic position distorts voice when holding the phone left-handed. Regular multimedia use makes an extended battery option mandatory. Menu navigation can be tricky with ...
Conclusion: From the vibrant screen to the firm keys, there’s a lot to like here. The two-year plan may keep commitment-phoebes away, especially right now when so many interesting phones are arriving, but for solid Smartphone capabilities and overall value, the Motorola Q9m is definitely worth a look.
PHOTOVIEW: Motorola MOTO Q9h Windows Mobile Standard Smartphone
30 March 2007
Excerpt: Unveiled during last year's 3GSM World Congress , during this years 3GSM World Congress Motorola finally announced the long awaited UMTS version of its Motorola Moto Q - the Motorola MOTO Q q9 which was again publicly previewed at this week's CTIA Wireless in Orlando, Florida.
Excerpt: Finally, it took long enough for Europeans, but finally we will get our hands getting the hands on MOTO Q's as well and not only one but two - the MOTO q9 UMTS & HSDPA-enabled Windows Mobile smartphone and the MOTO q gsm.
Conclusion: At a current price point of around 200 USD, the Q is an amazing value compared to the 400 and up competitors. However, whereas the phone is reasonably priced, the service is not. The plan I chose, 450 minutes with an unlimited data plan runs 80 monthly.