Verizon Denies Motorola Q Launching Next Week

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A few days ago, Motorola CEO Ed Zander promised that the oft-delayed Motorola Q would finally launch next week.

Verizon Wireless recently began running promotions touting the fact that it will be the first wireless carrier to offer this Windows Mobile Smartphone, so naturally Brighthand contacted this company on details of the launch.

The response from a Verizon spokesperson was unequivocal. “We do not have a launch event scheduled for next week.”

Not the First Time

While one might be tempted to take the word of a company’s CEO over that of someone working in another company’s marketing department, it should be pointed out that this isn’t the first time Zander has promised that this device would be out soon.

Specifically, he said in October of 2005 that the Motorola Q would be out before the end of that year, something that obviously didn’t happen.

And, in the intervening months, there have been numerous reports that this Windows Mobile device would be released in the near future; reports that have universally proved to be incorrect.

At this point, it seems those eagerly awaiting this smartphone might have to wait a bit longer for it.

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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