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Motorola Q9c

alaTest has collected and analyzed 109 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the design and value for money are generally positive. The screen and GPS navigation are also mentioned favorably. The reception and battery get mixed views, and the apps and reliability get critical opinions.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Motorola Q9c is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Motorola Q9c (Sprint)

 

Editor's note: This review has been updated to include the results of our battery drain testing.

The Motorola Q9c offers a Windows Mobile 6 upgrade as well as GPS, Bluetooth, and EV-DO support. The smartphone also has a 1.3-megapixel camera; decent call quality; and solid messaging capabilities.

The extended battery adds an awkward and bulky bump to the back of the smartphone, and the keyboard is a bit stiff. The speakerphone produced some feedback, and performance can sometimes be sluggish.

Some design quirks aside, the Motorola Q9c for Sprint is a worthy upgrade to the original Q, adding GPS and more stable performance, among other things.

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Motorola Q9c

 

The Motorola Q9c looks a lot like its siblings except for one key difference—its battery pack. For some reason, Sprint trashed the RAZR-thin thing and decided to package all Q9cs with the extended battery. Now, my test unit scored a stellar 6 hours 56...

Excellent value. Good voice quality. Includes GPS and EV-DO radios. Robust software suite. Very comfortable keyboard

Bundled extended battery adds bulk. Device feels a bit sluggish. Middling camera ; Watch the Motorola Q9c Video Review

Sprint's upgraded Q gives its subscribers an inexpensive, clear-sounding, multitalented smartphone, but a few flaws hold it back from true greatness.

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Motorola Q9c

 

The Motorola Q9c has a lot to offer in a fairly slim and sleek design for a smartphone. In addition to supporting Microsoft's Windows Mobile 6 smartphone OS, which is like having a mini computer in your cell phone, it's geared toward multimedia, with...

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Motorola Q 9C

 

Motorola hopes to pile success on top of success in the smart phone market. You may remember their RAZR; now they have a smart phone called the Q 9C. Will it become another classic in the field like the RAZR? We put one through its paces; keep reading...

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Motorola Q9c - Smartphone Reviews by Mobile Tech Review

 

The summer of 2008 has not been a busy season for Windows Mobile Standard smartphones, perhaps thanks to the iPhone-induced touch screen craze. We haven't seen anything new from Verizon since the SMT5800 in January 2008, nothing from Sprint since the...

The best QWERTY keyboard experience on a mobile device. The Moto software bundle is great. The phone has great audio quality for voice and multimedia ;

No Windows Mobile 6.1 upgrade yet. Reception isn’t very strong, can get sluggish. Camera isn’t impressive

This Moto Q9 redux is about adding features, namely the GPS. If that was the one thing holding you back from getting the Q9m on Verizon, go for it. This Windows Mobile Smartphone has an excellent QWERTY keyboard, corporate data syncing, push email, a...

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Review: Motorola Moto Q 9c (Sprint/Telus)

 

A very capable phone that offers a budget alternative to BlackBerries.

Superb QWERTY keyboard and D-pad ; Quality fit and finish ; Good (though not great) battery life ; DocumentsToGo and Handmark Express out of the box ; Solid call quality

Unusually wide (though not thick) among smartphones ; Camera is below-average in a world of BlackBerries ; Not a media phone; no dedicated headphone jack or headphones ; Potentially below-average signal strength, though it didn't affect tests ;...

the Q's history and the Q 9Motorola generated a lot of early buzz with the Q, which was understandably pitched as the bringing the RAZR's still-hot aesthetic to smartphones. At the time, this was nearly the only help the company needed to give t

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Motorola Q9c

 

Motorola continues to refine its Q formula for Sprint and packs in a top-notch software suite.

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"Very disappointed. I will never own one again."

 

I absolutely despise this phone. It is super ... 

There are really no pros to this except for it being a smartphone, and that it has Bluetooth which makes it easy to download songs

Really slow, had to exchange 5 times since July 09, buttons stick, not weather friendly (heat or cold), slow internet, freezes, automatic restart, horrible battery life, huge and bulky, hard to fit in pockets, no individual text ringtones

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Motorola Q9c (Sprint)

 

This is the fourth cellphone I've owned, and the first so-called "Smart Phone". I've had it for about 3 years, and other than afore mentioned "memory leak", I've had no problems with it. It's durable; I've dropped it several times and everything still...

Full 'Querty' keyboard

No Java or Flash (although there are Java MIDP/JRE's available to download)

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Motorola Q9c (Sprint)

 

I absolutely despise this phone. It is super slow, I've had to exchange it 5 times since July 09, because the buttons would decide to stop working and I can't even make calls. If i wanted something to just look at I would buy a toy phone. This phone is...

There are really no pros to this except for it being a smartphone, and that it has Bluetooth which makes it easy to download songs

Really slow, had to exchange 5 times since July 09, buttons stick, not weather friendly (heat or cold), slow internet, freezes, automatic restart, horrible battery life, huge and bulky, hard to fit in pockets, no individual text ringtones

Product Specifications

PRODUCT FEATURES: Outstanding multimedia capabilities New and improved optimized keyboard design for faster, more accurate typing Innovative adaptive display technology - automatically adjust display brightness for optimal indoor and outdoor viewing Personalize your home screen, start menu and sounds Compatible with multiple personal and corporate push e-mail options

Battery

Capacity:1170mAh
Standby Time (PB):212hours
Talk Time (PB):273minutes
Technology:Lithium ion

CE Input Device

Type:Keyboard

Cellular

Band:CDMA2000 1X 1900/800
Combined with:With digital camera
Integrated Components:Digital camera
Phone Form Factor:Monoblock
Service Provider:Not specified/Sprint Nextel/Verizon Wireless
Technology:CDMA2000 1X
Type:Smartphone
Wireless Interface:Bluetooth 2.0

Communicator Features

Operating System:Microsoft Windows Mobile 6

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.5in
Height:4.6in
Weight:4.8oz
Width:2.6in

Display

Color Depth:16-bit (65000 colors)
Diagonal Size:2.4in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.1cm
Type:LCD display

Flash Memory

Supported Flash Memory Cards:miniSDHC

Header

Manufacturer:Motorola
Model:9c
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Motorola Moto Q

Messaging & Data Services

Internet Browser: Yes

Optical Sensor

Sensor Resolution:1.3Megapixel

Telephone Features

Voice Dialing: Yes
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