Hands-on images of the Moto Napoleon and the CDM8975 for Verizon

Hands-on images of the Moto Napoleon and the CDM8975 for Verizon
We have a few hands-on images, sent by one of our readers, depicting the new Motorola Q9, code-named Napoleon, and the Verizon Wireless CDM8975.

The Napoleon is the upcoming addition to the Q9 series of Motorola that will be available from Verizon. It is a hybrid device, meaning that it’ll boost both GSM and CDMA connectivity. To be more precise, the Napoleon will utilize a dual-band CDMA and a quad-band GSM support, which makes it a good alternative for the Samsung Saga. Its other features are pretty standard for a smartphone actually, including a QVGA display, 2-megapixel camera and Wi-Fi. What's very interesting about it, however, is that it packs a fingerprint sensor, the purpose of which is to contribute for the safety of your information, stored in the device. It will run the Windows Mobile 6.1 Standard operating system.

We still do not have any official release dates from the manufacturer, but these pictures here are giving us some hope that we will see it soon enough.

Motorola Napoleon Preliminary Specifications

Coming next, we have some shots of the Verizon Wireless CDM8975. This clamshell device is now available with Big Red and offers some modest specifications, including a 2-inch display, 1.3-megapixel camera and Bluetooth.

Verizon CDM8975 Specifications



1. westbank504

Posts: 39; Member since: Jan 23, 2009

i like the napoleon

2. miata492

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 24, 2009

As far as i knew, the Q9N "Napolean" was cancelled by VZW. There are a bunch out there though... :) It is a great phone - the swiss army knife of smartphones really. Hopefully they do release it!

3. Legion

Posts: 397; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Bleagh. Please just stop with the Q, the previous 3 reworks didnt fix anything from the first one.

4. DonLouie

Posts: 594; Member since: Dec 22, 2008

I didn't believe the Q9 was good because of all the issues read about it's predecessor but my BM has had her's for a year with no problems

5. trentsinmypants

Posts: 324; Member since: Jan 29, 2009

I was the one who submitted the pictures and trust me guys, i too hope this unit sees the light of day. (im a iPhone user and I still stand by this statement) The phone feels rock soilid and the UI transitions seemlessly from screen to screen. In the short time I had to play around with it, the phone seems like a nice improvement over the previous Moto Qs

6. jhalsey205 unregistered

Yep - it's rock solid (probably the best Win Mo Std 6.1 platform around), but will never see broad distribution. There are several hundred in the wild and that's it.

7. trentsinmypants

Posts: 324; Member since: Jan 29, 2009

The guy that brought it into my store said that we need to keep our eyes peel'd on Q2 2009......he didnt flat out say that the Nepoleon was coming out, but maybe a variant?

8. jskrenes

Posts: 209; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

It looks like a nice phone. I have plenty of customers that just don't want a touchscreen, so it'll be nice to have altnernatives.

9. trentsinmypants

Posts: 324; Member since: Jan 29, 2009

Does anyone know why this phone was tossed in the junk pile? I seriously hope it comes out because, like jskrenes said, I have a bunch of customers that hate touch screen phones and would love this device.

10. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

that looks like a great phone, i like the color of it too.

11. insider80

Posts: 93; Member since: Jan 26, 2009

sprint still offers the q9 on there website as a closeout model the problem was win mobile users wanted technology and to alot of cust that means touch screen. there was to many windows phone with touchscreen option and if they didnt want touchscreen they opted for the blackberry. i liked the q9 myself it even came with the extended battery which is a must for any serious pda user. i think it failed do to release timing. on top of all that the iphone and instinct had just released and alot of people couldnt see past those

12. DonLouie

Posts: 594; Member since: Dec 22, 2008

I wonder if this will be a release like the Q9 where it hit all the carriers at the same time?

13. jcom86

Posts: 10; Member since: Jan 09, 2009

I read a few months ago that this phone was tossed on the junk pile, a little bit of me died. This is quite possibly the best Motorola WinMo phone created. It's certainly NOT the phone they need to save them from extinction, but tossing away a pure GEM like this is proof they've lost their minds. I had the Q9m (twice) and it was an EXTREMELY well built phone but it was just too buggy and that more than anything turned me off, if this were to come out I would be in love. (Haha and my girlfriend would probably KILL me for wasting more money on another phone :-P)

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