The Motorola Q
is a Windows Mobile smartphone
first announced in the Summer of 2005 as a thin device with similar styling to Motorola's immensely popular RAZR
. Motorola in a partnership with Verizon Wireless
released the Q on May 31, 2006. A version for Sprint
was released early in January 2007 and one for Amp'd Mobile
in April 2007.
The Q differs from Verizon's flagship Windows Mobile phone in that it is very thin, runs the Windows Mobile 5.0 Smartphone Edition OS
(lacking touchscreen support), and has a landscape 320x240 screen. It also employs a thumbwheel on the right side of the unit, similar to the industry-leading, at the time, BlackBerry
hoped to position the Q as an attractive alternative to the BlackBerry
The Q was first released in Canada on June 15, 2006 with Telus Mobility
. Bell Mobility
began offering the phone later that year (September 22) and then became the first North American carrier to offer a black version of the Motorola Q on November 13, 2006.
In late July 2007, a new model of the Moto Q, the Motorola Q 9
, was released. The Motorola Q 9h
was released in Italy and across Europe and in November in the US through AT&T. In August,of the same year, the Motorola Q9m
was released in the US through Verizon. In November, Sprint offered the Motorola Q9c
. All Q9 models run Windows Mobile 6.
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