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Motorola Q9m (Verizon Wireless)The Motorola Q9m brings some nice design upgrades and a more consumer-focused experience with enhanced multimedia capabilities, but behind all the sexy packaging, the smart phone still feels underpowered. Business users should look elsewhere for a smart...
[ Music ] ^M00:00:02 >> Hi this is Bonnie Cha, senior editor at CNET.com and today we are taking a first look at the Motorola Q9M. This is finally the follow-up to the Motorola Q. and they have gone kind of more consumer with this device. At first I will just talk about the design changes, as you can see it is black and it has this nice red accents, it's pretty hot, I like it. The screen size is pretty much the same but they have added an adaptive technology, it will adjust the backlighting depending on what kind of environment. They've reworked the keyboard as well, it's really excellent for typing, nice large keys, and it's not slippery so you shouldn't have too many problems typing e-mails or text messages on this device. There is a 1.3 mega pixel camera on the back, I'm a little disappointed they didn't upgrade it, photo quality wasn't the greatest, the colors were really dull, so something to be aware of, inside its running Windows mobile six and [inaudible] and Bluetooth, no WiFi. It is compatible with Verizon's V cast music service; they are really pushing the multimedia on this. So even download songs over the air, it's a little expensive at 1.99 per track but you do have that capability. It also has push e-mail and actually Motorola decided to go with documents to go for their editing application, so you'll be able to create word excel documents. Overall the device is a little slow so it is not going to be for the power user, I would say consumers will be okay with this, it has good call quality and a good speakerphone. This has been a first look at the Motorola Q9M. ^M00:01:29 [ Music ]