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  1. mgauss's Avatar
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    Much sleeker. Makes the Treo look like the nerd from MIT.
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    slingbox beta was recently released for the Q as well....
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    Quote Originally Posted by mgauss
    Much sleeker. Makes the Treo look like the nerd from MIT.
    Why did you post this in the 700P forum? I think this would belong in "Other Handhelds", don't you?
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    And this goes in the 700p forum because....


    Somebody beat me to it.

    And now:
    My 700P will be better than your 700p!

    The n00b!

    P.s. Bow before me!

    Don't just see the n00b, be the n00b! Wait, no...
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    The Moto-Q is indeed a better looking device. WM is just not up to speed with POS. Well, it's pretty close now, except for one handed usefullness.

    Uh-Oh. Wait. The Moto-Q can only be used one-handedly since there's no touch screen!
    Almost made it Moto. Almost.
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    no camera as well!
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    Actually, Treoneo, it's my understanding the Q has a 1.3MP camera. I was considering it myself, but read in a couple of reviews that the video playback was choppy. I use the Slingbox on my JasJar and it's only so-so, and that's with a wifi connection. With EVDO I have to think it'd be worse - so that, combined with the less-than-stellar reviews on the video made it a no sale for me.

    Plus I like Palm better than WM 5.0 anyway...

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    The Treo has always been looking like the nerd from MIT. IMHO one of the main reasons it is not nearly as widespread in Europe like the P910i, for example. Every second person talking to me about my Treo asks why there is an antenna...
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    If you guys have ever seen the Q, the UI is SLOW. Not worth it over a treo imho.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gex
    Quote Originally Posted by Scott R
    gex, that latest video probably wasn't terribly useful for the reasons you commented on in your video. The 700w's camera will not only drop frames but also introduce blockiness, so looking at the video of you playing video likely doesn't do the Q's video playing justice. I'd prefer just to hear your personal observations about the quality of video playback with the Q.
    Video playback excellent.. dare I say the best I have seen on a mobile phone device? I think so... (700w, i730, 6700)

    Gex has some video's in this thread. people can judge for themselves the video performance and UI responsiveness.

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    V > Vx > m505 > m515 > T/T > T3 > TC > 650 > 680
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    Check this out for a good quality video of a Moto Q playing video of a slingbox.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Merlyn_3D
    If you guys have ever seen the Q, the UI is SLOW. Not worth it over a treo imho.

    I think you may have seen a pre production model that wasn't a final release, it has been reported that the pre production did have a slow menu but the released version is very responsive.
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    Enough with my pants falling down with the weight. Q looks good too. I see Palm continued their clueless errors with the 700.
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    goodbye touchscreen, hello expensive data plan.
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    Seriously, the Q looks nice and all, but Verizon's monthlies kill the deal for me.
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    For punchline, skip to end of review. I think this says it all....


    Review: Motorola's 'BlackBerry killer'

    NEW YORK (AP) -- Motorola's latest phone, out this week, shares its name with the iconic gadget guru of the James Bond movies: Q.

    If Q, the person, had supplied 007 with a Moto Q phone, the conversation may have gone something like this:

    "So what does this thing do, Q?"

    "E-mail, Bond. It's the new way to do business."

    "I see. And this button, is that to detonate it or to activate a flame-thrower?"

    "No, Bond. That's the built-in camera."

    "Ah. No laser, no knockout gas?"

    "No, Bond. E-mail."

    That's right: the Q is Motorola Inc.'s attempt to take on Research In Motion Ltd.'s BlackBerry and Palm Inc.'s Treo as a way to get corporate e-mail on the go.

    One way it gets its foot in the door is price: the Q costs just $199.99 with a two-year commitment to Verizon Wireless, the carrier that started selling it Wednesday. That's about $100 less than the cheapest Treos from Verizon, though T-Mobile has cheaper BlackBerries.

    Keeping it running isn't cheap, though. The recommended Verizon plan, with unlimited data usage on the carrier's high-speed BroadbandAccess network, is $109.99 a month.

    Physically, the Q has a lot going for it. It's thin and light enough to be only slightly uncomfortable carried in a shirt pocket, unlike the heavier Treo. At the same time, the Q is wider than a Treo (though not quite as wide as some BlackBerries), providing the space for a QWERTY keyboard with comfortably spaced keys.

    It also has a Bluetooth chip for wireless connection to a headset and works as a speakerphone. Of course, Bond needs his hands free for other things.

    The battery gives up to 4 hours of talk time and up to 9 days of standby, according to Motorola.

    So far, so good, but if you're making a text-oriented cell-phone, why not make it a great one? This is where the Q runs into trouble: It's made for e-mail, but doesn't go the whole way.

    The main issue is the choice of software.

    The Q is the first U.S. phone to combine the smartphone version of Microsoft Corp.'s Windows Mobile with an alphabetic keyboard -- the other phones with that operating system have number pads.

    Those phones, like the T-Mobile SDA, are "e-mail lite" -- they connect to corporate Exchange e-mail servers so users can get their Outlook e-mail, contacts and calendar on the go, but writing e-mail on them is an exasperating exercise because there's no keyboard.

    The Q improves on that experience, but like the other smartphones, lacks a basic text-editing feature: cut and paste. It's a strange omission that for me severely limits the usefulness of the Q as an e-mail device. The BlackBerry, which has a similar button layout, does cut and paste.

    The Treo 700w and some other phones use the slightly different Pocket PC version of Windows Mobile. That's a more full-fledged package designed for use with a touch-sensitive screen. It does cut and paste text, and the touch-screen helps a lot when Web browsing.

    The 700w also recently got an upgrade from Microsoft that enables Direct Push e-mail, which means that mail shows up on the device as soon at it arrives on the company Exchange server. BlackBerries work that way, too.

    The Q doesn't do Direct Push e-mail, at least not out of the box. Motorola said there is an upgrade in the works but hasn't said when it will be available. In the meantime, the easiest way to use the Q is to set it to check the Exchange server every 10 minutes or so. That may be fast enough for some people, but if you're doing a rapid back-and-forth exchange, it's not.

    There are ways to get instant e-mail on the Q, but they're slightly clunky. If your company has a server running Good Technology Inc.'s GoodLink software or Verizon's Wireless Sync program, you can set the Q up to get push e-mail from one of those servers. That's similar to the BlackBerry model of distributing e-mail.

    Alternatively, you can install software included with the Q on your desktop computer. It will forward e-mail as it arrives, but your computer has to be on for this to work.

    Motorola has high hopes for the Q, expecting it to sell as well as the Razr, the super-slim clamshell phone. That seems optimistic. If you're going to pay $110 a month for portable e-mail, there are better ways, unless slim and light are your main criteria.

    "So, Bond, how did the new cell phone work out?"

    "Fine, Q. It has excellent aerodynamic properties."

    "I'm sorry?"

    "I tossed it at a Russian agent, stunning her. Then I took her Treo."
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    He'll be back. They always are.
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    Sounds like he needs a better belt too.............
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