Inc. and Motorola announced today that the
MOTO Q 9h global
will be available exclusively to AT&T customers in the U.S. beginning tomorrow.
The MOTO Q global is a high-performance Windows Mobile 6 Standard smartphone
with a new, sleek form factor. The MOTO Q global offers AT&T customers a full
ergonomic, integrated QWERTY keyboard, downloads at up to 3.6 Mbps via AT&T's
UMTS/HSDPA-based BroadbandConnect network, built-in GPS capabilities,
Documents to Go
Mobile) for document editing
seven dedicated shortcut keys, a 2.0 megapixel camera with flash and support for
both a host of enterprise- and consumer-oriented applications and services.
These include the debut of My Q Paks, a suite of third-party application
bundles designed to meet a MOTO Q global user's lifestyle needs. These
applications are all made possible through relationships with software
developers that are me MBers of Motorola's MOTODEV Developer network.
The MOTO Q global provides access to AT&T's BroadbandConnect network in more
than 200 major metropolitan areas across the U.S. and coverage outside 3G
service areas via AT&T's nationwide EDGE network, the largest national high
speed wireless data network in the U.S. The EDGE network is available in more
than 13,000 cities and towns and along some 40,000 miles of major highways.
Outside the U.S., AT&T customers can use the MOTO Q global in more than 135
countries to access E-Mail and other data applications and to browse the Web,
and they can make or receive phone calls in more than 190 countries - the
largest international wireless footprint of any U.S. carrier.
"The MOTO Q global literally opens up the world to MOTO Q enthusiasts,"
said Michael Woodward, Business Voice/Data Products, for AT&T's wireless
unit. "AT&T and Motorola are teaming up to provide our customers with a
world-class device, operating platform, applications and services and
network experience that they can take with them around the globe."
"Staying connected, informed and entertained is becoming a way of life
for busy professionals and consumers," said Juergen Stark, corporate vice
president, Productivity, Motorola Mobile Devices. "With AT&T, the MOTO Q
global delivers unparalleled download speeds, on-board memory, messaging,
processing power and voice quality, all packaged within a sleek design for
the modern consumer."
Windows Mobile 6 provides MOTO Q global users with the familiar look and feel
of their desktop computers at home or in the office. Windows Mobile 6 delivers
the ability to view E-Mail messages in their original rich HTML format with live
links to Web and Microsoft Office SharePoint sites, which means that text and
images are displayed as they would be on a Windows PC.
"Windows Mobile gives people the freedom to still be productive away from
their desk or home whether sending E-Mail, keeping track of their schedule
or surfing the Web - while on the go," said Scott Horn, general manager of
Microsoft. "The MOTO Q global is an excellent solution for the person who
needs a single mobile device to manage both work and a personal life while
staying connected to colleagues, family and friends."
All Windows Mobile 6 devices include Microsoft's Direct Push Technology for
up-to-date E-Mail delivery and automatic synchronization of Outlook calendars,
tasks and contacts through Microsoft Exchange Server. The MOTO Q global also
will support System Center Mobile Device Manager at around the time Mobile
Device Manager is available in the second quarter of 2008. The comprehensive,
enterprise-grade mobile management security and access server product was
announced last week by Microsoft at CTIA Wireless I.T. and Entertainment 2007.
Windows Mobile 6 also offers a set of important device security and
management features that include the capability to remotely wipe all data from a
device should it be lost or stolen. This feature helps ensure that confidential
information remains that way. AT&T has the broadest portfolio of Windows Mobile
devices of any U.S. carrier.
The MOTO Q global delivers the most personalized, productive and secure
mobile E-Mail experience by running Motorola's Good Mobile Messaging 5. Using
Good Mobile Messaging 5 on the MOTO Q global, business users get a fully
integrated mobile RSS reader and subscription manager, the ability to group and
sort E-Mail by conversation threads, the ability to customize priority E-Mail
with personalized notifications and complete calendar capabilities, including
real-time free-busy visibility. In addition, Good Mobile Messaging 5 provides IT
managers with ultimate control through advanced security and management
capabilities, including a mandatory application checker, application
blacklisting, granular device-feature lockdown and SD-card and database
encryption, all through a single management console with complete over-the-air
In addition, users will be able to access other services, such as:
- TeleNav GPS Navigator. This provides GPS-enabled turn-by-turn voice and
on-screen driving direction, colorful 3-D moving maps and traffic delay
alerts/rerouting for use in vehicles or while walking.
- TeleNav Track. This is a fully hosted, on-demand and comprehensive
GPS-based workforce-management solution.
Beyond business uses, the MOTO Q global provides consumers with rich
messaging and entertainment experiences. Customers can access their personal
E-Mail through AT&T's popular Xpress Mail push E-Mail service or POP3/IMAP4
clients and communicate with friends and family via SMS and MMS messages. They
can also send instant messages using such popular platforms as AOL, MSN and
Yahoo!. The MOTO Q global also comes preloaded with such popular services as
AT&T Mobile Music, AT&T's CV video service, MobiTV and Web browsing, all through
AT&T's MEdia Net.
AT&T MOTO Q global users will be the first to have access to My Q Paks, which
provide bundles of advanced applications geared to a user's personality and
lifestyle. My Q Paks, available only on the MOTO Q global, initially will offer
three Paks - of five applications each - that meet the needs of an on-the-go
"Road Warrior," always juggling "Household CEO," or entertainment-focused "Fun
Seeker." My Q Paks can be downloaded directly over the air to the user's MOTO Q
global through a quick three-step process. Usage is complimentary for one year
from date of download, and AT&T customers must download their My Q Paks by April
30, 2008. More information regarding My Q Paks can be found at
For the holidays, the MOTO Q global is expected to be available for a special
introductory price of US$ 199.99 at AT&T retail stores nationwide, online at
http://www.wireless.att.com, at select national retailers and through AT&T's
business-to-business sales organizations. Unlimited monthly data plans, which
include corporate E-Mail, are US$ 44.99 a month with a voice contract. Personal
data plans, which include personal E-Mail, begin at US$ 29.99 a month for 20 MB
of data. AT&T also offers an international data plan for the MOTO Q global - 20
MB in nearly 30 countries - for an additional US$ 24.99 a month. TeleNav GPS
Navigator is available for additional monthly charges of US$ 5.99 for 10 trips
and US$ 9.99 for unlimited trips. TeleNav Track service plans range from US$
12.99 to US$ 21.99 for each device.
Cheers ~ Arne