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Motorola's BlackBerry-crusher coming next week
Speaking at an industry conference in San Francisco Tuesday, Motorola CEO Ed Zander promised that his company's long-awaited Q smartphone, a rival to Research In Motion's BlackBerry devices, will launch next week. Phone Scoop says that Verizon Wireless will be the first carrier to offer the Q, which has a miniature keyboard like the BlackBerry and works with Microsoft's e-mail software to deliver messages on the go. Gizmodo notes that the Q will face plenty of competition besides the BlackBerry, including the just-released Treo 700p and Nokia's E61.
Posted by Owen Thomas 11:49 AM 1 Comments comment | Add a Comment

It will be interesting to see what RIM's response to Motorola will be. RIM CEO Mike Lazardis is speaking two weeks later at GLOBALCOMM (industry's largest show) in Chicago.
Posted By Robert Bigar, Alexandria, VA : 1:08 AM  

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