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Motorola Intros Q 11 Smartphone

The Moto Q 11 is a Windows Mobile handset that has Wi-Fi, push corporate e-mail, assisted GPS, and Bluetooth.


Motorola's Moto Q 11

Motorola's Moto Q 11
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While touch-screen smartphones like the iPhone 3G and the BlackBerry Storm may get more headlines, many still prefer having a physical QWERTY keyboard.

With this in mind, Motorola has introduced its latest smartphone for mobile professionals, the Moto Q 11.

The Q 11 is powered by Windows Mobile 6.1 Standard, and it has features that could enhance the productivity of a mobile workforce. The smartphone has integrated Microsoft ActiveSync support for push corporate e-mail on the handset, and it has support for Web-based e-mail like Gmail or Yahoo Mail.

Q 11 users can hop on EDGE networks or use the built-in Wi-Fi to download e-mail attachments or surf the Web with the Pocket Internet Explorer browser. The lack of 3G connectivity may make some customers think twice though.

The Q 11 also has a GPS chipset that can be used for navigation and mapping. This can also be used with cellular networks for assisted GPS services like location-based searches and more. There will also be Bluetooth version 2.1 support for headset pairing, stereo Bluetooth earphones, and more.

Motorola's smartphone has a 3.2-megapixel camera with flash, and it's capable of recording video at 15 frames per second. The Windows Media Player Mobile ensures users can play multiple audio and video codecs. There will also be 128 MB of flash memory that can be expanded up to 32 GB via the MicroSD slot.

The handset measures in at 4.6 by 2.5 by 0.5 inches, and it weighs about 4.1 ounces. Motorola didn't announce a price, but the company said the Q 11 will be available in December.

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