Motorola Out With A BlackBerry Competitor In 2006


RIM’s BlackBerry is a leader in the business world for “Smartphones” with keyboards. Motorola has launched two-way pagers but not as popular as RIMs. Reauters writes that Motorola Inc. on Monday unveiled an ultra thin mobile phone (to be launched in 2006) that includes a keyboard, taking aim at business people have become addicted to Blackberry e-mail and messaging devices.
Motorola said the latest device, dubbed the “Q,” is based on the ultra-thin design of its popular Razr phone — which has become a design icon and status symbol. The phone introduced on Monday is about 50 percent thinner than the top rival phones that have tiny keyboards built into them, Motorola said.