Sprint’s CEO has promised that his company will begin offering the Motorola Q in a few months.
Since its launch in late May, this Windows Mobile Smartphone has been available exclusively from Verizon Wireless, but Ed Zander says his company will start selling it some time during the fourth quarter of this year.
Sprint’s profits during its most recent financial quarter did not meet analysts’ expectations, which which some have blamed on this carrier’s failure to offer popular phones like the Motorola Q and RAZR.
No Love for GSM Users
Although this announcement is good news for Sprint users, it still means the Motorola Q will be available only in the U.S. Both the carrier currently offering this smartphone, Verizon, and Sprint use the CDMA wireless networking standard, while much of the world uses GSM.
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Motorola has said that it regards the Q as a very important product and will eventually offer versions of it for a variety of wireless networking standards and in multiple countries, but has not revealed any specifics on when this is going to happen.
More About the Motorola Q
The Motorola Q has a tablet design, with a 320-by-240-pixel display above a backlit keyboard. In a slightly unusual move, this screen is in landscape mode by default.
It runs Windows Mobile 5.0 for Smartphone, and therefore does not have a touchscreen.
The Motorola Q supports Microsoft’s push email system, but it isn’t just be about email. It is able to play music in a variety of formats and sports dual speakers. A miniSD slot offers additional storage for music, as well as other types of files.
This smartphone includes a 1.3 megapixel camera and Bluetooth short-range wireless networking.