Motorola's Q9 Napoleon still alive for commercial sales?

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Motorola's Q9 Napoleon still alive for commercial sales?
The other day we wrote about the Motorola Q9, known as "Napoleon", and how it appears that the device is heading for Verizon. Another site was refuting this, saying that Big Red was passing up on the phone as far as commercial sales are concerned, and had instead sold some of the devices to the government and that some of those units had made their way onto sites like Ebay. This Napoleon is far from dead because we hear from one of our sources that a customer came into his store with a  working Q9 looking to get it activated. After a long chat, the customer revealed that Motorola is going to be announcing some cool gadgets in the second quarter and he hinted that we could see the Napoleon or some newer version of it released during this period. While the real Napoleon finally met his Waterloo, the saga of the Motorola Napoleon continues hopefully with a commercial launch.

Motorola Napoleon Q9 Preliminary Specifications

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8 Comments

1. T-Money3000 unregistered

Hhhhmm.... I doubt VZW retail stores would miss this phone.

2. trentsinmypants

Posts: 324; Member since: Jan 29, 2009

I think we could use a device like this one.......I was the one who spoke to the rep from moto that told me to keep looking towards Q2 for new "Toys" (as he put it) from moto

3. WKlingbeil

Posts: 215; Member since: Dec 26, 2008

Haha, that's about all moto is good for... "toys" Since they aren't exactly good cell phones. I don't know why I'm so insistent on getting Moto's, I mean, I bought both of the Q9's that VZW had, and both of them tanked... And I had the Razr, which surprisingly enough, had 0 problems, but that's probably because I rarely used my cell phone back then.

4. Legion

Posts: 397; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

The q is garble

5. DonLouie

Posts: 594; Member since: Dec 22, 2008

The Q9c has been going a year w/o problems

6. trentsinmypants

Posts: 324; Member since: Jan 29, 2009

Q9c sure beats out the Q9m......but im glad to see that both those units are gone/going out.

7. astrocramp unregistered

The Q9 napoleon phone is the best I've ever owned - I bought it on ebay and the thing is easily the best implementation of winmo you can get. For anybody that needs global roaming with Exchange, then this is by FAR the best option. The rest of VZW's global roaming phones are simply crap.

8. miata492

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 24, 2009

i also have a Q9n "napolean". it is a great phone for sure, but from what i know, the project is cancelled and they are never being officially released. i am 99% sure that every Q9n you will see out there has "engineering sample" on the battery and fcc sticker inside like mine does. it is without a doubt the best WinMo phone I have ever owned and I have owned a lot of them.

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