MOTO Q Goes Global with AT&T-Powered Smart Device from Motorola
Nation’s Largest Wireless Carrier and Motorola Team up to Introduce America’s First Globally Capable MOTO Q Handset
AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) and Motorola (NYSE:MOT) announced today that the MOTO Q 9h global will be available exclusively to AT&T customers in the U.S. beginning tomorrow. The 3G-powered MOTO Q global is the first MOTO Q smart device sold in the U.S. with worldwide capabilities(1).
The MOTO Q global is a high-performance smart device with a new, sleek form factor. The MOTO Q global offers AT&T customers a full ergonomic, integrated QWERTY keyboard; outstanding voice quality; downloads at up to 3.6 Mbps via AT&T’s UMTS/HSDPA-based BroadbandConnect network;(2) Windows Mobile 6; built-in GPS capabilities; Documents to Go for document editing; Opera browser; seven dedicated shortcut keys; a 2.0-megapixel camera with flash; and support for both a host of enterprise- and consumer-oriented applications and services. These include the debut of My Q Paks, a suite of third-party application bundles designed to meet a MOTO Q global user’s lifestyle needs. These applications are all made possible through relationships with software developers that are members of Motorola’s MOTODEV Developer network.
The MOTO Q global provides access to AT&T’s BroadbandConnect network in more than 200 major metropolitan areas across the U.S. and coverage outside 3G service areas via AT&T’s nationwide(3) EDGE network, the largest national high speed wireless data network in the U.S. The EDGE network is available in more than 13,000 cities and towns and along some 40,000 miles of major highways.
Outside the U.S., AT&T customers can use the MOTO Q global in more than 135 countries to access e-mail and other data applications and to browse the Web, and they can make or receive phone calls in more than 190 countries — the largest international wireless footprint of any U.S. carrier.
“The MOTO Q global literally opens up the world to MOTO Q enthusiasts,” said Michael Woodward, Business Voice/Data Products, for AT&T’s wireless unit. “AT&T and Motorola are teaming up to provide our customers with a world-class device, operating platform, applications and services and network experience that they can take with them around the globe.”
“Staying connected, informed and entertained is becoming a way of life for busy professionals and consumers,” said Juergen Stark, corporate vice president, Productivity, Motorola Mobile Devices. “With AT&T, the MOTO Q global delivers unparalleled download speeds, on-board memory, messaging, processing power and voice quality, all packaged within a sleek design for the modern consumer.”
Windows Mobile 6 Experience
Windows Mobile 6 provides MOTO Q global users with the familiar look and feel of their desktop computers at home or in the office. Windows Mobile 6 delivers the ability to view e-mail messages in their original rich HTML format with live links to Web and Microsoft Office SharePoint sites, which means that text and images are displayed as they would be on a Windows PC.
“Windows Mobile gives people the freedom to still be productive away from their desk or home whether sending e-mail, keeping track of their schedule or surfing the Web — while on the go,” said Scott Horn, general manager of Microsoft. “The MOTO Q global is an excellent solution for the person who needs a single mobile device to manage both work and a personal life while staying connected to colleagues, family and friends.”
All Windows Mobile 6 devices include Microsoft’s Direct Push Technology for up-to-date e-mail delivery and automatic synchronization of Outlook calendars, tasks and contacts through Microsoft Exchange Server. The MOTO Q global also will support System Center Mobile Device Manager at around the time Mobile Device Manager is available in the second quarter of 2008. The comprehensive, enterprise-grade mobile management security and access server product was announced last week by Microsoft at CTIA Wireless I.T. and Entertainment 2007.
Windows Mobile 6 also offers a set of important device security and management features that include the capability to remotely wipe all data from a device should it be lost or stolen. This feature helps ensure that confidential information remains that way. AT&T has the broadest portfolio of Windows Mobile devices of any U.S. carrier.
E-Mail and Beyond
The MOTO Q global delivers the most personalized, productive and secure mobile e-mail experience by running Motorola’s Good Mobile Messaging 5. Using Good Mobile Messaging 5 on the MOTO Q global, business users get a fully integrated mobile RSS reader and subscription manager, the ability to group and sort e-mail by conversation threads, the ability to customize priority e-mail with personalized notifications and complete calendar capabilities, including real-time free-busy visibility. In addition, Good Mobile Messaging 5 provides IT managers with ultimate control through advanced security and management capabilities, including a mandatory application checker, application blacklisting, granular device-feature lockdown and SD-card and database encryption, all through a single management console with complete over-the-air controls.
In addition, business users will be able to access other services, such as:
- TeleNav GPS Navigator. This provides GPS-enabled turn-by-turn voice and on-screen driving direction, colorful 3-D moving maps and traffic delay alerts/rerouting for use in vehicles or while walking.
- TeleNav Track. This is a fully hosted, on-demand and comprehensive GPS-based workforce-management solution.
Beyond business uses, the MOTO Q global provides consumers with rich messaging and entertainment experiences. Customers can access their personal e-mail through AT&T’s popular Xpress Mail push e-mail service or POP3/IMAP4 clients and communicate with friends and family via SMS and MMS messages. They can also send instant messages using such popular platforms as AOL, MSN and Yahoo!. The MOTO Q global also comes preloaded with such popular services as AT&T Mobile Music, AT&T’s CV video service, MobiTV and Web browsing, all through AT&T’s MEdia Net.
AT&T MOTO Q global users will be the first to have access to My Q Paks, which provide bundles of advanced applications geared to a user’s personality and lifestyle. My Q Paks, available only on the MOTO Q global, initially will offer three Paks — of five applications each — that meet the needs of an on-the-go “Road Warrior,” always juggling “Household CEO,” or entertainment-focused “Fun Seeker.” My Q Paks can be downloaded directly over the air to the user’s MOTO Q global through a quick three-step process. Usage is complimentary for one year from date(4) of download, and AT&T customers must download their My Q Paks by April 30, 2008. More information regarding My Q Paks can be found at http://www.motorola.com/us/myqpaks.
Pricing and Availability
For the holidays, the MOTO Q global is expected to be available for a special introductory price of $199.99(5) at AT&T retail stores nationwide, online at http://www.wireless.att.com, at select national retailers and through AT&T’s business-to-business sales organizations. Unlimited monthly data plans, which include corporate e-mail, are $44.99 a month with a voice contract. Personal data plans, which include personal e-mail, begin at $29.99 a month for 20MB of data. AT&T also offers an international data plan for the MOTO Q global — 20MB in nearly 30 countries — for an additional $24.99 a month. TeleNav GPS Navigator is available for additional monthly charges of $5.99 for 10 trips and $9.99 for unlimited trips. TeleNav Track service plans range from $12.99 to $21.99 for each device.
Note: Certain mobile phone features may not be available throughout the entire network or their functionality may be limited. All features, functionality and other product specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation.
(1)Operates in many major cities and countries where GSM network coverage and roaming agreements are present.
(2)Network-dependent feature, not available in all areas. Airtime, data charges and/or additional charges may apply. Wireless e-mail functionality requires an e-mail account with wireless server capabilities.
(3)Not available in all areas.
(4)With two-year contract and mail-in rebate.
(5)Only one My Q Pak bundle may be downloaded for each MOTO Q global purchase. Offer expires and bundles must be downloaded by April 30, 2008. Free use of Zagat to Go and Food and Nutrition Guide will expire six months from date of download. Because data usage charges apply to My Q Paks, we recommend that you purchase an AT&T data plan before download.