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Motorola Q QWERTY Smartphone ships next week

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May 22, 2006

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May 23, 2006 The corporate and productivity segment of the mobile phone market is about to go mainstream with the release of the much anticipated Motorola Q on May 31. Designed for roadwarrior customers, the ultra-thin Moto Q is an all-in-one device aimed squarely at the Blackberry and runs a QWERTY keyboard, Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 software, has EVDO wireless capabilities, a QVGA screen, Bluetooth 1.2, 1.3MP camera and thumbwheel scroll. First announced in mid-2005, Motorola is claiming that with Windows Mobile software, the Q puts a "mini notebook" in customers' pockets by providing enough power for them to leave their laptop at home to check e-mail, review presentations, and stay connected for a week or a weekend.

The Q will initially be exclusively available through Verizon.

Features of the Moto Q from Verizon Wireless include:

    -- Integrated Bluetooth 1.2 wireless technology for communicating with compatible headsets, car kits and certain other devices equipped with Bluetooth technology

-- EV-DO access for fast downloads of data, e-mail and large attachments

-- Wireless Sync for anytime connectivity with e-mail, calendar and contacts synchronization

-- Thinnest QWERTY device in the world - 11.5mm includes a familiar thumbwheel to enhance the navigation experience

-- Seamless access to corporate applications, messaging, organizational tools and IT support, from across the campus and around the world

-- Synchronization with e-mail, calendar, contacts, and tasks entries, regardless of platform or ISP

-- Integrated with Windows Mobile 5.0 software for the convenience of users and IT with access to Yahoo!, Hotmail and other POP3

-- All standard desktop document views supported including: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat, etc.

-- Supports audio and video formats

-- Dual, stereo-quality speakers

-- Easy integration with existing IT systems for enhanced IT support

-- Enabled for leading corporate e-mail solutions

-- Flexibility enables loading of standard corporate VPN

-- Password authentication helps ensure network integrity

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Mike Hanlon Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, Telstra.com.au (Australia's largest Telco), Seek.com.au (Australia's largest employment site), top100.com.au, hitwise.com, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks. All articles by Mike Hanlon
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