Treo 700w and Motorola Q To Face Off in January

We’ve been anticipating these two devices for more than half of 2005, and now it looks like the Motorola Q and Palm Treo 700w will go head to head at the start of 2006. According Infosync, Palm has now confirmed a January release for its preliminarily named 700w handset, and Motorola has already confirmed its own January release for the Q. The two devices, both running Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0, may signal a new epoch for smart phone users who have so far seen few options beyond the usual lineup of Palm OS and BlackBerry handsets. Let the battle for smart phone supremacy begin.

Nate Ritter lives in the Pacific Northwest (U.S.), popularized the #hashtag and creates web applications for a living. He also does miles and point hacking to enable cheap travel for his family. More here →

5 Comments on "Treo 700w and Motorola Q To Face Off in January"

  1. Mike says:

    I have a Treo 700w but thinking about switching to the Motorola Q. For me, the primary function is a phone, secondary is a PDA! Any recommendations, i.e. dropped calls, ease of use, battery life, etc??? My Service Provider is Verizon Wireless.

  2. nate says:


    I don’t know much about the Q, but I certainly do want to check it out. Thanks for the comment. If anyone has any recommendations or reviews, feel free to speak up!


  3. chris says:

    nate & mike,

    have either of you learned anything additional about the Q vs the Treo 700w?

    I am getting ready to buy one of the 2 and i am still not sure which to get.


  4. Mike says:

    Chris & Nate,
    I made the switch to the Q last month and still happy about it. One handed operation makes it more functional for my purpose, phone service and sound quality is better than the Treo.

  5. nate says:

    I just read a review of the Q and it sounded pretty good. I’d love to check it out in person. If anyone wants to send me one to test out, feel free. I’ll be happy to write a review on it.

    Mike, thanks for the feedback and update. If you’d like to write a little more detailed review, I’d be happy to publish it here and give you attribution.

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