Motorola and Verizon have yet to officially announce the
recently surfaced Motorola MOTO
Q9m, MobileBurn.com managed to get their hands on a pre-production unit that
is nearly ready for prime time. It is very much like the old Q, just with a
better exterior and keyboard, and a new Motorola enhanced Windows Mobile 6
Standard operating system.
MobileBurn.com says it didn't do any hard-core testing on the Q9m yet, but did
run it through some basic call tests and battery tests. Call audio quality seems
good, but the Q9m's antenna might perform a bit less well than the original's -
it's hard to say.
Both the new and old Q devices share the same 1130mAh battery, CPU, miniSD
card slot, and RAM and ROM sizes. It should surprise nobody, then, that the Q9m
scored nearly the same time in MobileBurn.com's talk-time test as did the
original: 5 hours. Voice Signal's VoiceSuite system provides high-quality
speaker independent voice dialing and voice commands on the Q9m. Bluetooth
support for a number of profiles, including A2DP stereo, is also available.
There is no WiFi support on the Q9m:
Quite interesting looks Motorola's way of Start menu implementation which
reminds on Samsung's i600 Home screen carousel but is different anyway:
Head over to MobileBurn.com to read more from
Michael Oryl first impression and see more high quality photos. The Motorola
MOTO Q9m definitely seems to be an interesting device and might be a serious
competitor to AT&T's best-selling Smartphone, the Samsung BlackJack.
Cheers ~ Arne