updated 08:30 am EDT, Thu November 1, 2007
Moto Q Global at ATT
AT&T today launched the Moto Q Global, its own adaptation of Motorola's Q 9h smartphone. The Global is the first Q at AT&T that can download at 3G speeds on AT&T's HSPA network, theoretically peaking at 3.6Mbps. It also brings native GPS, a 2-megapixel camera, and microSDHC card support up to 32GB. New to any Moto Q model is the concept of a My Q Pak, according to both AT&T and Motorola. Rather than offer programs individually, a Q Pak offers a bundle of programs linked by their theme, such as the Fun Seeker pack with five games (including Bejeweled) or the Road Warrior collection that helps track flight times or stocks. Buying a Moto Q Global grants free use of one of the bundles for up to a year.
The Windows Mobile 6 handset adds to the stock Microsoft apps with the Opera Mini browser as well as Good Mobile Messaging 5, which adds an RSS reader and a more advanced e-mail program with better control over priority messages and security. It also gains access to AT&T's Mobile Music and Internet video streaming services, the carrier says. The Q Global ships on Friday and will sell at first for $200 with a two-year plan, rising to $300 after the holiday season; a contract-free device sells for $500.