Motorola Q May Be Delayed

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Many people have been waiting eagerly for the Motorola Q ever since it was unveiled last fall.

Its developer says it will be out during the first quarter of this year, but now it appears that it might not make this deadline.

Engadget is reporting being told by a “highly reliable source” that this Windows Mobile Smartphone won’t debut on Verizon Wireless’ network until early April.

No reason for the delay was given.

So far, there has been no official word when a GSM/GPRS version of this device will be released, only that the CDMA version will be out first.

A Motorola representative was contacted, but did not respond in time for this article.

More About the Motorola Q

Its maker claims that the Motorola Q will be “the world’s thinnest, lightest QWERTY phone”.

Motorola Q 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 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.

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