Verizon Launches the Motorola Q music 9m

“As expected, the successor to the Motorola Q has just been released by Verizon Wireless. This smartphone includes a number of improvements over the current model, including an updated operating system.With a name like Motorola Q music 9m, it’s no surprise that Verizon is emphasizing this model’s support for its V Cast music service.The base price for the Q9m is $470, but that drops down to $350 with a two-year contract. In addition, Verizon is offering a $100 discount for those who buy the device online, bringing the cost down to $250.The updated version of Motorola’s premier smartphone runs Windows Mobile 6 Standard, which is the version of this operating system for devices without touchscreens.It generally resembles its predecessor, including a landscape-oriented QVGA screen and built-in keyboard. However, the exact shape has been changed a bit. And this shape is different from the GSM version of this device, which will be called the Motorola Q9.Verizon’s version is 4.6 inches tall, 2.6 inches wide, and 0.5 inches thick. It weighs 4.76 ounces.This CDMA phone offers EV-DO Rev. 0 and Bluetooth. It does not include Wi-Fi. The Q9m has a 1170 mAh battery, and Verizon is promising up to 273 minutes of talk time or up to 212 hours of standby time.In addition, this model has a built-in 1.3 MP camera and a slot for miniSD cards.More information on the Motorola Q music 9m can be found on Verizon’s web site.Sprint is also expected to eventually begin offering its own version this smartphone, though there is no word on when. “via

Qwest Wireless rolls out HTC 5800 Fusion with dual keypad/QWERTY keyboard design

HTC S720 Libra 5800 Fusion from Qwest Wireless“In the wireless market, it’s usually all about being the first one’s out of the gate with a hot new handset. This time, that honor goes to the small-time operation known as Qwest Wireless. In an industry dominated by big-names like AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint, etc., Qwest is definitely an under-dog. But, as the saying goes, “sometimes the underdog wins.” Well, we made that up, but it’s true. The CDMA carrier is the first to carry the HTC 5800 Fusion and actually beat out Big Red in getting this phone to market. With a dual keypad/keyboard design, the HTC Fusion lives up to its namesake.We all know this little guy as the recently FCC-approved HTC S720 Libra, but, as carriers like to do, it’s been renamed as the HTC Fusion. This time, we actually don’t mind having to remember another “aka” title for an HTC phone – the “Fusion” moniker is just so apropriate (it fuses a numeric keypad and QWERTY keyboard, get it?). The HTC Libra is the CDMA iteration of the HTC S710 Vox that was announced quite some time ago – although we have yet to hear from a carrier that will offer the phone.The HTC 5800 Fusion (aka, S720/Libra) packs Windows Mobile 6.0 Standard (sorry guys, you’ll have to sacrifice a touchscreen for that trick keypad/keyboard setup), stereo Bluetooth, microSD card slot, and 2 megapixel camera. And, in case we didn’t hammer this point home already, Qwest Wireless is the first in the US to pick up this device.” via

iSkoot Now Available Worldwide on New Sony Ericsson P1

iskoot-p1i “iSkoot today announced that the iSkoot mobile software is now available on the Sony Ericsson P1i, which launched recently. The iSkoot mobile software is available to Sony Ericsson P1i users via a direct download service through the “more Applications” icon in the Phone User Interface. Sony Ericsson is supporting iSkoot to deliver mobile Skype features to its customers around the world. “To satisfy the demand for our products and offer the best user experience possible, we are working hard to offer fully-integrated solutions. We are very excited to work with Sony Ericsson, whose leading devices and innovation delight their users. iSkoot works on existing mobile networks so that customers can use Skype right out of the box. Making Skype calling ubiquitously accessible is great for users and mobile carriers alike” said Roy Erez, VP of Business Development at iSkoot. iSkoot’s solution supports the Skype Software, and the collaboration between the two companies will offer Sony Ericsson users on any cellular network the ability to make Skype-to-Skype calls on their mobile phone at the same cost as making a local call and receive Skype calls at Skype’s call forwarding rates for mobile numbers.” via