Not all of us like the "connected anytime and anywhere" life, but for those who do like, Motorola Q is well-known smart phone. It is better that Samsung BlackJack and BlackBerry, taken together, say the Moto lovers. Well, as we don't give such attributes easily, we admit that new Motorola Q model, named 9m, is very exciting device.Dale Davies ▼ Thursday August 30, 2007 10:00AM ET
Better and pretier Motorola Q 9m
The new Motorola Q 9m just hit the stores, but it was in hand of testers about week ago. It continues the Q line, however with more lifestyle. Which means it is not just "black and square and ugly", like some other hardware when designer thinks that "black and square and ugly" is synonym for "business style". OK, back to 9m.
The sources from Motorola state that 90 percent of customers who use Q are first-time smart phone buyers, so the Motorola concluded that after a year and a half it is the time for new appearance. Since old Q had some minor problems, like battery life and sometimes slow response, the new 9m is here to change that.
The Motorola Q 9m looks younger and happier in red and black colors and new "musical" menu. It is available for now at US Verizon Wireless and its focus is obviously shifted to the younger buyers. Verizon's V Cast Music Store enables song download (the prices are bit higher, though), and red menu really resembles some MP3 player from your PC.
The Motorola Q 9m looks much better than the old model: It has round edges, soft-touch finish is added to the back side, device looks very sturdy, and it weights only 133 grams. The display displays 65,536 colors at 240 x 320 pixels, all that in 65,536 colors. The backlighting is automatically adjusted according to room you are in, and the picture is vivid and very readable.
Out of the box, Moto Q 9m will give you very attractive multimedia menu, however you may change it if you like. The circular menu looks like a classic MP3 player, with player controls on one side, and your multimedia files on the other.
The Q's keyboard is redesigned. There are two soft keys, but they are larger than the original's, due to customers complains. The full keyboard is very, very good, and the central key gives very good feeling, too. The users of old Q will notice different keyboard, but we thinks the good job is done here.
Nice touch is Mini SD expansion slot that supports 32 GB cards ("only" 4 GB at the moment). Virtually every feature is better than in the old model, the only drawback is 1.3 megapixel camera which was standard long time ago. It sure looks like The Motorola Q9m will bring brighter days for the company. ■