"Darn Good Phone"on by Wadek03
Pros Screen is a knockout. Construction appears solid and feels firm in the hand. Email is terrific and fast.
Cons Limited to the CDMA network. No spell check for email or word capabilities. No capability of overseas use if not on ATT. Sprint customer service is extremely poor.
Summary Over the years I have tried many, many phones, from Treo, to Samsung, to Blackberry, Nokia and the Razor. However, after being frustrated with both Sprint's lack of quality customer satisfaction with high cost for Blackberry service, I switched from Sprint's Blackberry 8830 to the Moto Q 9c.
First off, let me say the Moto Q 9c's screen is terrific and clear. Even though the Blackberry has been posted with a 320x240 screen, the Moto Q 9c’s 320x240 screen clarity wonderfully separates it from the Blackberry 8830. Design wise, the Moto Q 9c captures a similar Blackberry feel by having both a "click-wheel" and "thumb-pad”, where the Blackberry surpasses the Moto Q 9c via a Trackball.
The QWERTY keyboard is curved, but solidly built. The Moto Q 9c QWERTY keyboard is similar to the Blackberry. The Moto Q 9c QWERTY space bar is a little smaller, but overall it is fairly easy to adapt. One minor difficulty is that Motorola placed the Capital Lock key is on the right side of the QWERTY keyboard. Thus, initially making an adjustment proves frustrating at times, but not an impossible obstacle either.
The Moto Q 9c has 64 Meg of RAM with a flash memory of 128 RAM. This is offset with the ability to store data via a Micro SD card. The Moto Q 9c’s data storage is easily accessible, versus the Blackberry 8830. The Blackberry’s MicroSD is located inside the unit next to the battery and is equivalent to performing a miracle if one can access the MicroSD and replace it within 10 minutes. The Moto Q 9c’s data storage is located outside the battery compartment and is much more accessible.
Active Sync was installed and the unit synchronized on the first attempt. Both the Moto Q 9c and Blackberry 8830 have no built–in MS Word or Office capability. However, one can purchase DocsToGo for the Moto Q 9c. Additionally, one really neat feature Blackberry has that the Moto Q 9c does not have is Email SpellCheck. The Blackberry has the ability to spell check email prior to sending, whereas the Moto Q 9c apparently does not.
The only other drawback I have seen on the Moto Q 9c is that it lacks overseas capability. The Moto Q 9c is limited to the CDMA network, whereas the Blackberry does has the capability of reaching beyond the US/Canadian/Mexican borders. If you do not travel overseas, then the Moto Q 9c is an excellent replacement for the Blackberry 8830. If you travel overseas frequently, the Blackberry 8830 or the Moto Q 9 offered by ATT is the way to go.
Personally, since I do not travel overseas frequently, the Moto Q 9c beats the Blackberry 8830 in many ways, cost, email, applications and quality.
Pros bluetooth, navigation,sprint tv,EVO,updated OS wm6,wifi w/minisd adapter
Cons winmob6 still abit sluggish, provider(sprint) has crippled the tv,
Summary Bluetooth, built in navigation, Sprint TV, EVO, updated OS WM6, wifi capable w/mini sd adapter, extended battery for extended talk time and to run your apps, able to take up to a 32gb sd card so you can store everything you want, like I said it is one of the only phones in the Sprint line up that can actually do it all, not even the much bigger bulkier pocket pcs can boost that claim. I have the Palm Treo 755p and I love it. I have added my fair share of third party apps to get what I wanted out the Treo but... you just can¡¦t get what¡¦s not there. I'm not carrying a blue tooth antenna around for navigation and wifi is out of the question too (you can¡¦t beat the stability of the Palm OS thou) but it¡¦s limited. Hate to say it but as unstable as windows mobile maybe, they will keep upgrading it and tweaking it and soon it will most likely rule smart phones as windows rules the PC world (oh and by the way I use LINUX on most of my PCs but I have to be truthful Windows is king). Getting back to the Q9¡K people are knocking it because of its bulkiness well you cant have a phone sorry ¡§SMART PHONE¡¨ that can go about two days on a charge without sacrificing something, most people would go out and pay the extra for a larger battery anyway, now you just have to go and get the much cheaper slimmer battery. They actually saved you some money. As for keyboards, I¡¦ve typed on the Treo and now the Q9 and it seems to be with these types of phones just a matter of getting use to them, neither is bad in my option and that is, what this is. Email is great. I have it hooked up to my Yahoo, Gmail, Juno, Sprintpcs and an Outlook account, the phone has been working flawlessly. I have also been using the IM, I have hooked up all three providers AIM, MSN Messenger and Yahoo Messenger, and all have been running with no problems. Documents to go is a nice addition and thou its not Mobile Office it does work the same to better allowing you to not only read your docs but to edit them as well. Windows Mobile 6 is much better than WM5 but it has its times from what I can tell its only when you actually put a strain on the phone does it act up but that¡¦s probably in addition to the phones processor and ram use too. So it¡¦s a give and take smart phones aren¡¦t PDAs, laptops or PCs, their processor are small and Windows puts a hurtin on them, the Q is no different from any other windows based phone in that aspect. If you¡¦re not an experimenter or one who has to have a 100 games and little novelty apps and you just get the phone and use it with what it has you should be fine with the OS. The only other draw on the OS and the phones processor seems to be Sprint TV, which will lock it up from time to time, but as I said Sprint is messing that service up by taking away everything and making you pay for it all separately so if you don¡¦t add it or watch it don¡¦t worry. I can seriously say that the phone in my opinion is but lacking one thing and that is a touch screen and that is it. My Palm and my 6700 spoiled me with those touch screens and every now and then I want to perform an action on the Q9 by touching the screenƒ¼. Oh and for all you wondering this last question¡K yes with only two third party apps added you can watch¡K YOUTUBE too, right from the built-in browser! So there you have it, I really like this phone, for the price and for what it can do it¡¦s gonna give you the best bang for the buck.
Pros Pretty much everything
Cons No MMS, 1.3mp camera, slight battery bulge
Summary I went out to my local Sprint store to check out the newly released Motorola Q9c, and after an hour of thorough inspection I concluded that this is one if not the best phone available for Sprint.
When I said pretty much everything, that's exactly what I mean. Of course the keyboard is fantastic, best of breed in that regard. Windows Mobile 6 runs alot smoother than the original Q, but admittedly it's still no marvel. Like I just said it's WM6 so you know what to expect.
The design is very slick with a soft-touch paint finish and silver lining. It will definitely turn heads. But apparently some don't like the slight battery bulge. I thought I wouldn't like it either according to the pictures I had seen but in person it's really not so bad, kind of fitting in a way. Don't let this minor flaw stop you from getting a great phone though, plus you can change it anytime to a regular battery.
If you are in the smartphone market here is great choice, especially for Sprint customers.
"Very very good!"on by billecorgan
Pros Size, feel, materials, call quality, keyboard, GPS,
Cons Not many included accessories
Summary This is a very good phone. I would definitely say the best I've had. I have owned lots (and I do mean lots!) of sprint phones. I had the 755p, 700w, 6700, 6800, Sprint Touch, and Old Motorola Q just to name a few. This has best signal quality, sound quality during calls, best speakers for playing music, best keyboard, and best fit/finish/and casing. It also is very good as a PDA. It's the fastest of any of these phones by far. It also has built-in GPS which works great with google maps and windows live maps.
Pros 3G, full intergration with work e-mail, lots of apps, sound quality is good, coverage has been decent
Cons No Flash?, WM goes slow sometimes. Battery life.
Summary In general I would say this is an good phone. I love the fact that everything is familiar since it is WM6. This is my first WM phone and I guess my only complaints are probably ones people have against all Microsoft products. Easy set-up and comes closer to a real portable computer. I can shop, watch TV, go to Youtube. Keep in touch with e-mail, IM etc. and GPS works well with MSLive.
I am a heavy data user but it sucks battery power (I have the extended battery). I have to charge it every night.
Sometimes I have to turn the phone off and restart becasue it starts to go really slow.
I do not like that I cannot run opera & I have issues with flash sites. This is probably more of a Microsoft vs Moto thing but still.