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Motorola Q9m Review

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Messaging:

The Messaging screen is categorized into three sections, Text Messaging, MMS, and New E-Mail Account. Text Messaging is nothing new and works just like most other phones, by entering in the recipients cell number or E-Mail address and typing the message with the QWERTY keypad. MMS is almost identical, except it allows you to attach a picture, video, or audio file with the message. For normal E-Mail use, you begin by entering the E-Mail address in which you want to setup an account for. It will first try to automatically setup the account by gathering the POP/IMAP/SMTP information from the web. If it cannot find the required information, it will ask you to manually enter in the incoming Mail Server address (POP/IMAP), Username, Password, and Outgoing SMTP. Once the E-Mail account is properly setup, you can send and receive E-Mail just like you were on a standard computer. There are also options for the phone to automatically check your E-Mail accounts every few minutes. This way, the phone will notify you when a new E-Mail has been received.

Motorola Q9m Review
Motorola Q9m Review
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Motorola Q9m Review


Connectivity:

Motorola Q9m Review
The Q9m is a Dual Band All-Digital Windows Mobile 6 SmartPhone that operates on the 800Mhz and 1900Mhz CDMA Verizon network. Non-Voice Data, such as Web and E-mail, are transmitted using the faster EVDO network, but it is limited to EVDO Rev 0 speeds. We would have rather seen EVDO Rev A incorporated into the Q9m, since Verizon’s network is now Rev A compliant, which would result in faster download speeds. The Q9m does not have built-in WiFi, but is capable of having a WiFi card installed into the MiniSD slot.

Bluetooth 2.0 will allow up to 20 parings and supports Hands Free, Personal Network, Stereo Headset, Keyboard Input, and PIM Synchronization.

Accessing the Internet is limited to the IE program that comes preloaded on the device. It does a better job of viewing web sites than a standard WAP browser, but still has formatting and page layout issues. A better choice would be if Opera was included on the Q9m as it is on the Q9h, but at this time it is not even available for downloading and cannot be installed. Loading most HTML web site can take upwards of 30 seconds while in an EVDO coverage area.

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:55

1. Harry (unregistered)


Using the Q9M, can you wirelessly synchronize your Outlook contacts and calendar from a PC running Windows Vista?

posted on 27 Sep 2007, 17:01

2. MR WIRELESS (unregistered)


Yes, however, you may need to let your pc search for the appropriate driver. This doesn't always work, but the Vista OS is pretty intuitive in finding the correct stuff, i have not had to reinstall a single driver for any add-ons.

posted on 10 Oct 2007, 13:19

3. Sarah (unregistered)


I have the Q9m and one thing that I saw mentioned here that isn't necessarily correct is that the camera application shows the viewfinder in a small screen. When I use my camera it is blown up to full screen with the option to move to the smaller screen.

posted on 12 Oct 2007, 23:24

4. 6800 (unregistered)


This phone is a waste of web space. Release the 6800

posted on 15 Oct 2008, 20:14

5. (unregistered)


DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE! I unfortunately have been stuck with this phone for a year due to verizon not letting you switch phones without paying a fortune. It is slow after about a month it starts acting up and will freeze constantly. Advance a couple more months and all of glitches in the phone come out. You may be texting and no words will be showing. You will shut off your phone and suddenly all your text messages have disappeared. I have to have my phone rest every month for when this all occurs. I have sent my phone in and gotten newer versions all still have the same problem SAVE YOUR MONEY

posted on 22 Oct 2008, 21:50

6. bull (unregistered)


I love this phone. I have not had it run slow or lock up ever!!!! Calls are always clear and the UI (after getting used to it) is remarkably easy to use.

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Motorola Q9m

Motorola Q9m

OS: Windows Mobile Standard 6.0
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Display2.4 inches, 320 x 240 pixels (167 ppi) TFT
Camera1.3 megapixels
Hardware
Single core, Intel StrongARM processor
96 MB RAM
Size4.60 x 2.55 x 0.46 inches
(117 x 65 x 12 mm)
4.58 oz  (130 g)
Battery1170 mAh, 4.55 hours talk time

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