Motorola has announced a smartphone that is clearly intended to take sales away from the Treo and BlackBerry.
The company 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.
Emphasis on Email
With its built-in keyboard, the Motorola Q will allow users to exchange email much more easily than is possible with most other Windows Mobile smartphones.
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. This document also stated that this will be a quad-band GSM/GPRS smartphone with EDGE support.
The Motorola Q is expected to debut during the first quarter of next year. Pricing will be set by the wireless carriers who offer it.