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Old 06-19-06, 12:38 PM
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Motorola Q vs. Palm Treo

Has anybody used the Motorola Q? I know it's about 1/2 the size of the Treo, but I want to know how the Q works in relation to the Treo. I know the cost of the Q is $99 which is about 1/2 Palm's cost.

Then again, this is the first version for Motorola, so maybe I should wait for the next one
Old 06-19-06, 01:04 PM
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My friend has it. He said only Verizon provide it.

I saw it for briefly, it looks nice.
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I keep falling in the trap of buying motorola phones and i'm always disappointed.. designs are top, software is crap. However, this is win ce right? so i guess maybe there is a limit to how much they can screw it up...
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where can you get the Q for 99?
i thought i had seen 199 after rebate

and of course the amazon rebates take about 10 months to qualify for and receive..
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The software is pretty bad, its from Microsoft, what do you expect. The thing is super light though, I picked one up at one of those Verizon stands in the mall and I thought it was one of those fake display units. I asked the guy if he had a real one and he said it was one, I was very surprised.
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ummmm

isnt the Q running MS mobile os? if so, thats a pretty solid OS with tons of available compatible software

and the Treo has moved from palm os to ms mobile with the 700.. Finally!
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Yeah, I was playing with someone's 700 with Broadband access the other day. Very nice.
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and the q is equally as nice
tough decision
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Originally Posted by twikoff
where can you get the Q for 99?
i thought i had seen 199 after rebate

and of course the amazon rebates take about 10 months to qualify for and receive..

and.. found my own answer:

Motorola Q Ultra-Slim WM5 SmartPhone $100 at WireFly.com Click Here
Discuss (4) Posted 8:51 AM PDT 6/22/06 by Ben

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It may interest some of you that this phone has already been hacked to support Bluetooth DUN profiles with EVDO speeds. That means you can use it with your bluetooth enabled laptop as a wireless broadband modem.
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Actually I could just stop by the Motorola store here in Chicago.
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I've got a good deal with Sprint, so I've been waiting for the Treo 700w to come out. The Q looks pretty nice as well, but I doubt I'll see it on Sprint anytime soon.
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From what I hear, the Treo is only a smartphone and not a PDA, so it is nowhere near as powerful as the 700w. The example I got was that on a Treo, you can create and edit excell files, whereas on a Q you can only view them...

Let me know if I am wrong though, because the Q is a lot cheaper, and right now I'm trying to buy a 700w
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I have used both and I would take the 700w over the Q. While the Q looks nice that is it. The processor is slow. The keyboard felt like shit typing on it and I had a hard time with the 4 way navagation stick. The scroll wheel on the side was OK but BlackBerry has a better implementation of it. The Q only runs Windows Mobile Smart Phone editoin while the 700w runs the full Pocket PC version. The touch screen is much nicer and the buttons feel better to type on. Rumor has it that the Q will be on Sprint's network though by the end of the year. I was happy to send it back though. Again Motorola had the chance to make a killer device but they fell short.
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Originally Posted by MrPink
I have used both and I would take the 700w over the Q. While the Q looks nice that is it. The processor is slow. The keyboard felt like shit typing on it and I had a hard time with the 4 way navagation stick. The scroll wheel on the side was OK but BlackBerry has a better implementation of it. The Q only runs Windows Mobile Smart Phone editoin while the 700w runs the full Pocket PC version. The touch screen is much nicer and the buttons feel better to type on. Rumor has it that the Q will be on Sprint's network though by the end of the year. I was happy to send it back though. Again Motorola had the chance to make a killer device but they fell short.
Well (and I am usually pretty hard on American companies) this was Motorola's first attempt at a PDA/Phone combo.
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Originally Posted by ChiTownAbs, Inc
Well (and I am usually pretty hard on American companies) this was Motorola's first attempt at a PDA/Phone combo.
This was not there first attempt. They had the MPX 200, 220 and the unrealease MPX 100, and 300. They dropped the 100 but the folks that I know that had a 300 said they underpowered it and it was way to big to use as a phone.
The 300 was the only one that used the pocket PC platform the others used the smartphone OS.

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