Motorola's latest MOTO Q PRO announcement isn't
what we all expected to be the
next MOTO Q PRO but Motorola only announced today it has expanded the
functionality of the current Motorola Q with the launch of MOTO Q PRO; which is
designed for enterprise users. The MOTO Q PRO solution features enhanced
security software, an extended-life battery, additional mobile accessories,
document editing capabilities, direct shipment services and enterprise call
center support. Motorola has also enabled an enterprise-specific order portal
and staging services to preload software.
"The MOTO Q PRO solution was created as a direct result of enterprise
customer feedback," said Kevin Goulet, director of Product Management,
Enterprise Mobility Solutions, Motorola Networks & Enterprise. "To better
meet enterprise user requirements, we have bundled a package of features to
enhance the Motorola Q user experience and provide added device security,
document editing options and the accessories needed to extend user
The MOTO Q PRO solution includes enhanced security software whether used
alone or in conjunction with leading mobile E-Mail solutions. The MOTO Q PRO
solution features the Mobile Security Platform component of the Motorola MOTOPRO
Mobility Suite. Specifically, the personal firewall and intrusion detection
features of the Mobile Security Platform protect the MOTO Q PRO from hackers and
common attacks. Other features include selective or complete data encryption,
data wiping, and real-time event logging. MOTO Q PRO also supports enterprise
VPN solutions to help safeguard enterprise data and networks, as well as a
password protection feature which provides a first line of defense in the event
the device is lost or stolen.
"Mobile device security continues to top the list of concerns for
enterprise CIOs and IT managers," said Goulet. "The MOTO Q PRO solution
meets critical mobile security requirements, both at the individual user
level and at the enterprise level."
With the Mobile Security Platform and the other components of the Mobility
Suite, IT managers can implement the same security and management policies on
mobile devices like the Q that they employ on desktop and laptop computers. The
MOTO Q PRO solution helps professionals stay mobile by including a vehicle power
adapter and extended battery for power on the go.
Running Windows Mobile 5.0, MOTO Q PRO supports a wide range of enterprise
and personal E-Mail/PIM solutions It allows users to download, view and edit
Microsoft Word documents in addition to viewing attachments in a variety of
other formats including Excel, PowerPoint, PDF, photos and video clips. It's
open architecture and familiar operating environment opens the door to an
expanding library of applications and eases system integration.
To simplify an enterprise deployment of the Q, Motorola has created an
enterprise-specific order portal that enables enterprises to specify device
functionality based on IT policies and purchasing processes.
Staging services are also provided for preloading authorized software,
inserting company-specific user instructions in the product box and shipping
devices directly to end users. The MOTO Q PRO solution is available now.
Cheers ~ Arne