Verizon Announces — But Doesn’t Launch — the Motorola Q

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Verizon Wireless has just promised that the long-awaited Motorola Q will finally be available next week. The company also revealed what it plans to charge for this Windows Mobile Smartphone.

The wireless carrier says the Q will go on sale on its web site May 31. It will be in Verizon stores starting June 5.

This smartphone will cost $200 with a two-year voice-and-data contract.

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. In a slightly unusual move, this screen will be in landscape mode by default.

This device will run Windows Mobile 5.0 for Smartphone, and therefore will support Microsoft’s push email system.

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 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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