Although he declined to name a specific carrier, a representative for Motorola has announced that the first version of his company’s upcoming, highly-anticipated smartphone will be CDMA, not GSM/GPRS.
This doesn’t mean that there won’t be a GSM/GPRS version of the Motorola Q; only that the CDMA version will be out first.
This is expected to happen in the near future. Motorola CEO Ed Zander said in October that this Windows Mobile device will likely debut in time to catch the end of the holiday shopping season.
More About the Motorola Q
Its maker claims that the Motorola Q will be “the world’s thinnest, lightest QWERTY phone”.
This will be one of the first devices to run Windows Mobile 5.0 for Smartphone, and therefore will support the push email system Microsoft is developing.
The Motorola Q won’t just be about email, though. It will be able to play music in a variety of formats and it will sport dual speakers.
In a slightly unusual move, it will have a 320-by-240-pixel (QVGA) that is in landscape mode by default.
A miniSD slot will offer additional Storage for music, as well as other types of files.
It will include a 1.3 megapixel camera and Bluetooth short-range wireless networking.
Motorola hasn’t given all the specifications on this device, but, according to a leaked description of this model, it will have 64 MB of RAM and 128 MB of Flash ROM.