CNET senior associate editor Bonnie Cha gives a short video review
of the new Motorola Q smartphone which runs Microsoft's Windows Mobile 5.0 smartphone operating system. It's one of very few Windows Mobile phones on the market that doesn't involve a touch screen or a stylus. Cha focuses on the industrial design rather than operating system and gives high marks to the rubberized keyboard and the space between each of the keys. Slippery buttons and/or key-spacing are two of my top complaints with other smartphones that I've recently looked at such as Palm's Treo 700w
and Research in Motion's newer Blackberries
. So, now that Cha is talking up the Q, I'm really looking forward to giving one a test. Other features she points out are the 1.3 megapixel camera and the provisioning by Verizon Wireless' 3G-rated EVDO network (which means snappy Internet connectivity when compared to Verizon and Sprint's older 2.5G-rated CDMA networks. EVDO (Sprint, Verizon Wireless) has so far proven to be significantly faster than the 3G networks offered by T-Mobile and Cingular.