Late last month, Motorola unveiled a small and light smartphone with a built-in keyboard.
When the Motorola Q was announced, it was described as a quad-band GSM/GPRS smartphone with EDGE support.
While this allows the device to be used all around the world, it is incompatible with the networks of some of the largest wireless carriers in the United States.
This may change, though, if an unconfirmed report by Smartphone Thoughts is correct.
Supposedly, a CDMA version of this smartphone will debut on Verizon Wireless in the first quarter of next year.
Even better, this device will reportedly support EV-DO (Evolution-Data Optimized). This is the fastest cellular-wireless networking service currently available in the U.S. It offers typical download speeds of 400-700 kilobits per second (kbps).
More About the Motorola Q
Its maker claims that the Motorola Q will be “the world’s thinnest, lightest QWERTY phone”.
It will have a tablet design, with a 320-by-240-pixel screen above a backlit keyboard.
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 will release later this year.
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.
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 didn’t give 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.