Motorola Q set to take on BlackBerry

Motorola has been pushing the Q, a slim handset with a QWERTY keypad, as a rival to Research in Motion Ltd.'s BlackBerry and other combined data and voice handsets.The Q will come out first for EV-DO, a 3G technology offered in the U.S. by Verizon Wireless Inc. and Sprint Nextel Corp., Zander said. It should […]

Motorola has been pushing the Q, a slim handset with a QWERTY keypad, as a rival to Research in Motion Ltd.'s BlackBerry and other combined data and voice handsets.
The Q will come out first for EV-DO, a 3G technology offered in the U.S. by Verizon Wireless Inc. and Sprint Nextel Corp., Zander said. It should be available by year's end for UMTS (Universal Mobile Telecommunications System) and possibly HSDPA (High-Speed Downlink Packet Access), a faster version of UMTS.