This is a Windows Mobile 6 Standard Edition smartphone (non-touch screen) with 3G HSDPA, quad band GSM, support for Microsoft Direct Push email, Good Mobile Messaging, Xpress Mail and BlackBerry Connect (though it looks like BBConnect won't be available immediately). This cousin to Verizon's Motorola Q9m adds a few improvements including a better camera and integrated GPS.
It has a QVGA landscape display (320 x 240 pixels), a QWERTY thumb keyboard and it costs $299 with a 2 year contract after rebates. The no-contract price is $499.
* Windows Mobile 6 Smartphone with integrated GPS * 3G capable for high-speed simultaneous voice and data * Integrated GPS for Telenav Maps and Navigator * 2.0 megapixel camera with LED flash * Bluetooth Wireless 2.0 with stereo headset support * Windows Mobile 6 with Direct Push Technology * Edit Microsoft Word or Excel files and view PowerPoint * AT&T Music, Billboard, Music ID, XM, Napster, Yahoo * Cellular Video capable - Get news, sports, and video * Good Mobile Messaging, Outlook, IMAP and POP3 email * Instant messaging using AOL?, Yahoo!? and MSN? * Quad-band world phone with dual-band UMTS/HSDPA * Strong Battery Life - Up to 9 hours of talk and 30 days standby * MicroSD(TM) removable memory expands up to 32 GB * Microsoft Intenet Express for surfing the internet * Windows Media Player 10 Mobile * BlackBerry Connect support available in 2008 * Text, picture, and video messaging * One-touch dedicated access keys * Speakerphone
Specs: Windows Mobile 6 Standard 325MHz processor 256 megs flash ROM, 128 megs RAM Bluetooth 2.0 MicroSD card slot supporting SDHC Weight: 4.73 ounces Dimensions: 4.65 x 2.63 x 0.47 inches
Our review will be forthcoming!
-------------------- Lisa Gade Editor in Chief, MobileTechReview