Verizon Wireless, Alltel Wireless and U.S. Cellular to Offer the MOTO Q 9c in Various Colors
Verizon Wireless Expands Its MOTO Q Line-Up With the Addition of the MOTO Q 9c
Ahead of CTIA WIRELESS 2008, Verizon Wireless, the owner and operator of the nation’s most reliable wireless voice and data network, and Motorola, Inc. NYSE: MOT announced today the April availability of MOTO™ Q 9c, the newest addition to Verizon Wireless’ MOTO Q family, that comes equipped with Verizon Wireless’ popular VZ Navigator(SM) service. Customers may purchase MOTO Q 9c in April through Verizon Wireless business sales channels, at Verizon Wireless Communications Stores, and online at http://www.verizonwireless.com.
Similar to its predecessors — the exclusive MOTO Q 9m and the original MOTO Q — MOTO Q 9c from Verizon Wireless offers professionals an indispensable productivity tool wrapped in a sleek and fashionable design. The MOTO Q 9c is the ideal smartphone for business professionals who are on- the-road and offers powerful capabilities, including access to more than 14 million points of interest with Verizon Wireless’ VZ Navigator service. Customers can receive visual and audible turn-by-turn directions to a destination, locate business meeting destinations, ATMs, restaurants, and other places in an area, get a map of a location, bookmark favorites and recent searches, and even share locations with others — all from their MOTO Q 9c smartphones.
MOTO Q 9c operates on Verizon Wireless’ wireless broadband network and features Windows Mobile 6 Standard software, which offers customers a robust and familiar experience to help manage their lives by staying connected to their contacts, calendar and entertainment. With Windows Mobile 6.0, customers are able to easily configure virtually any POP3 or IMAP4 e-mail accounts, and they can read, edit, and create Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents via the Documents To Go application.
“Verizon Wireless has embraced the MOTO Q family, recognizing that not all smartphone users have the same priorities. Verizon Wireless customers can find the MOTO Q that meets their multi-tasking needs while on-the-go,” said Juergen Stark, corporate vice president of Productivity, Mobile Devices, Motorola, Inc.
MOTO Q 9c offers all of these features wrapped in a sturdy design. The optimized QWERTY keyboard on MOTO Q 9c has been engineered for fast and accurate typing, with dedicated “hot keys” for shortcuts to popular applications, including e-mail, multimedia and Internet. The handset’s large 2.4-inch color display boasts innovative adaptive technology to automatically adjust for optimized brightness in indoor or outdoor lighting conditions to maximize battery life. MOTO Q 9c also offers a 1.3 megapixel camera with flash and fixed focus as well as video capture and playback. With MOTO Q 9c phone’s 128 MB of on-board memory and optional removable memory future-proofed up to 32 GB, sold separately, customers have plenty of room to store their photos and other multimedia.
MOTO Q 9c also combines advanced phone capabilities, such as voice-activated dialing, smart contacts dialing, speakerphone, and Stereo Bluetooth wireless technology supporting both Bluetooth A2DP and AVRCP profiles.*
MOTO Q 9c will be available online and in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores, including those in Circuit City, for $249.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate and a new two-year customer agreement. An additional $100 credit toward the purchase of the handset is available for customers who sign up for qualifying voice and data plans at the time of purchase. Verizon Wireless Nationwide E-mail plans for MOTO Q 9c begin at $79.99 for 450 anytime voice minutes and unlimited e-mail. VZ Navigator is available for $9.99 for monthly access.
U.S. Cellular Offers Multi-Taskers Their Choice of Moto Q 9c or Q 9c Lime
U.S. Cellular AMEX: USM and Motorola, Inc. NYSE: MOT today announced that starting this summer, U.S. Cellular customers will be able to stay cool with their choice of MOTO QTM 9c in licorice or MOTO QTM 9c lime. Whichever style they choose, both devices will help U.S. Cellular’s customers to keep up with their busy personal and professional lives.
“As consumer demand for smartphones increases, we are providing our customers with options to best suit their needs,” said Alan Ferber, vice president of sales operations and chief marketing officer for U.S. Cellular. “With both MOTO Q 9c and Q 9c lime, our customers can select a smartphone in the color that fits their personality, while staying connected to the tools and applications they need on-the-go.”
MOTO Q 9c and Q 9c lime offer a precisely engineered QWERTY keyboard, optimized for fast and accurate typing and perfect for frequent messaging. Whether in licorice or lime, both devices free customers to leave their desks by enabling them to read, edit and create Microsoft Office documents, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint, directly from the device via the powerful Documents To Go application. Easy configuration of email accounts keeps customers connected to both work and personal email in real time. And Windows Mobile 6 software offers a familiar and rich experience, making it easy to access important contacts, information and entertainment.
View pictures and video, including those captured via the device’s 1.3 megapixel camera with flash and fixed focus, on the large 2.4 inch color display. User’s can then store photos and other multimedia with up to 128MB of on board memory. Both devices are future-proofed to support up to 32GB of external memory when larger capacity cards become available.
Enhancements such as Picture Caller ID and options for the home screen, start menu and sounds, make MOTO Q 9c and Q 9c lime easy to personalize and fun to use. The home screen provides direct access to favorites, such as Internet Explorer Mobile and messaging.
“Motorola is equipping the mobile multi-tasker with a device that represents a seamless union of design and high-performance wireless,” said Juergen Stark, corporate vice president of Productivity, Mobile Devices, Motorola, Inc. “MOTO 9c and Q 9c lime deliver the tools to help keep U.S. Cellular customers connected, informed and entertained.”
Alltel Wireless Debuts Two Bold Choices, Moto Q 9c and Moto Q 9c Lime
Alltel Wireless, America’s largest network, and Motorola, Inc. NYSE: MOT today announced that Motorola’s leading smartphone will be available in two color options, MOTO QTM 9c in licorice and MOTO QTM 9c lime at Alltel retail stores and online at http://www.shopalltel.com, expected this summer. MOTO Q 9c and MOTO Q 9c lime provide on-the-go consumers with the tools and applications needed to keep up with their fast-paced professional and personal lives.
“MOTO Q 9c and MOTO Q 9c lime are great additions to Alltel’s portfolio of handsets,” said Brian Ullem, vice president of device strategy for Alltel Wireless. “This new generation Motorola smartphone provides customers with a powerful platform and a large suite of applications allowing convenience and productivity.”
The smartphones offer innovative features wrapped in a sleek design and Alltel Wireless customers can choose their color preference, MOTO Q 9c in licorice with a silver sail band or MOTO Q 9c lime edged in tin silver. The QWERTY keyboard has been precisely engineered for fast and accurate typing and provides the ideal experience for frequent messaging. The large 2.4 inch color display is perfect for viewing pictures or videos, including those captured via the device’s 1.3 megapixel camera with flash and fixed focus. In addition to the 128MB of on-board memory, MOTO Q 9c and MOTO Q 9c lime are future-proofed and will support up to 32GB of external memory when larger capacity cards become available, providing plenty of room to store photos and other multimedia.
The home screens on MOTO Q 9c and MOTO Q 9c lime provide direct access to favorites, such as Internet Explorer and messaging, essential for customers looking to send and receive up-to-date information in an ever-changing world. Easy configuration of virtually any email account keeps users connected to both work and personal email accounts in real-time so they never miss a beat. Customized enhancements, including Picture Caller ID, options for the home screen, start menu and sounds, make MOTO Q 9c and MOTO Q 9c lime easy to personalize and fun to use.
“MOTO Q 9c and MOTO Q 9c lime represent a seamless union of design and a high-performance wireless device for the on-the-go, mobile multi-tasker,” said Juergen Stark, corporate vice president of Productivity, Mobile Devices, Motorola, Inc. “Now, Alltel Wireless customers have the option of selecting a MOTO Q smartphone that not only fits their lifestyle needs, but their personality as well.”
MOTO Q 9c and MOTO Q 9c lime give consumers the freedom to read, edit and create Microsoft Office documents while away from the desktop, including Word, Excel and Power Point, via the powerful Documents To Go application. Windows Mobile 6 software offers a rich and familiar experience that helps consumers manage their life by staying connected to their contacts, information and entertainment.
Alltel Wireless will offer MOTO Q 9c and MOTO Q 9c lime for $99.99 after a $100.00 mail-in rebate. This discounted price is available to new customers who sign up for a two-year service agreement and to existing eligible customers on qualifying rate plans. Customers can select one of the Alltel Wireless Smart Choice packs that include national voice minutes, unlimited Internet and email, and “My Circle.” Smart Choice packs begin at $89.99.