Sprint and Motorola have announced plans to begin offering the MOTO Q later this month in Sprint business sales channels and online. Sprint is expected to begin offering the MOTO Q in all channels including Sprint Stores in mid-February.
The Moto Q offered from Sprint operates on the Windows Mobile 5.0 Smartphone platform with the Messaging and Security Feature Pack and gives customers access to mobile email, web, calendar, music, video and phone functionality in one pocket-sized device.
Users will have access to some exclusive features including customized Sprint Powerdeck, a service that provides users with Featured Content, optimized content links and an online searchable User Guide for access to tips, troubleshooting techniques and how-to instructions.
The phone also comes with NFL Mobile, with access to team content, real-time scores and stats, and shop for NFL downloads. NFL Mobile content is charged separately.
The phone connects to the Sprint Mobile Broadband Service on the Sprint Power Vision Network, a cellular data network based on the CDMA EV-DO standard.
Users will have pus he-mail capabilities provided by Good Mobile Messaging and through the Exchange Server Direct Push feature. This feature provides the user with email access such as POP3, IMAP4 and SMTP, plus wireless synchronisation with Microsoft Outlook e-mail, calendar, tasks and contacts.
The small devices comes with full QWERTY keyboard for easier messaging, plus Windows Media Player 10 Mobile for playback and streaming of music, video and audio. To complete its multimedia capabilities the MOTO Q comes with an integrated 1.3 MP camera with flash and 6x digital zoom, video capture with sound and playback.
With version 1.2 Bluetooth wireless technology Sprint is enabling the MOTO Q to be used as a modem that customers to use the device with a laptop for high-speed data access via the Sprint Mobile Broadband Network.
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