updated 03:10 pm EDT, Thu September 13, 2007
ATT Moto Q Global Teaser
AT&T today publicly revealed first details for its version of the Motorola Q9h. Under the American carrier's service, he smartphone will be known as the Moto Q Global and should provide the faster 3G access over HSDPA of the reference model as well as its microSDHC support for as much as 32GB of extra storage. Unlike the stock version, however, the AT&T Q will add BlackBerry Connect for access to "push" e-mail from RIM's network as well as the existing Exchange e-mail inherent to Windows Mobile 6. Assisted GPS through TeleNav will be optional.
Clues to other minor changes to the base smartphone are visible in the product image accompanying the teaser: a dedicated AT&T button will likely recall a customized front-end, and a CV icon in the display will cue up AT&T's video streaming services. AT&T has also chosen to break with Microsoft's Internet Explorer Mobile web browser in favor of the more universal Opera Mini.
The 2-megapixel Q Global hasn't received an official launch date or price alongside the posting, which only offers to notify customers by e-mail when the device joins the AT&T network. A full announcement is anticipated within the next few days or weeks.