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what the hell are motorola and verizon doing to fix the battery problem with the motorola q?

Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by random electron, Nov 19, 2006.

  1. George

    George Guest

    Re: what the hell are motorola and verizon doing to fix the batteryproblem with the motorola q?

    random electron wrote:
    > anyone know?


    Running a major advertising campaign and a promotion for $99? I think I
    have received at least 3 of those flyers so far.
     
  2. Scott

    Scott Guest

    They're offering the extended battery for about 1/2 off right now - they
    know it's an issue.
    "random electron" <fake@fake.net> wrote in message
    news:Xns988054CF5B819fakefakenet@140.99.99.130...
    > anyone know?
     
  3. Robert Coe

    Robert Coe Guest

    On Sun, 19 Nov 2006 20:00:24 -0500, "Scott" <scott@nospamfuse.net> wrote:
    : They're offering the extended battery for about 1/2 off right now - they
    : know it's an issue.
    : "random electron" <fake@fake.net> wrote in message
    : news:Xns988054CF5B819fakefakenet@140.99.99.130...
    : > anyone know?

    A colleague at work has a Q with the extended battery. Even so, he has to
    recharge every night. With the normal battery, he says he often couldn't make
    it through the workday.
     
  4. Larry

    Larry Guest

    Robert Coe <bob@1776.COM> wrote in
    news:7072m29nuqstlvs63qpl7k9324iobuu21l@4ax.com:

    > On Sun, 19 Nov 2006 20:00:24 -0500, "Scott" <scott@nospamfuse.net>
    > wrote:
    >: They're offering the extended battery for about 1/2 off right now -
    >: they know it's an issue.
    >: "random electron" <fake@fake.net> wrote in message
    >: news:Xns988054CF5B819fakefakenet@140.99.99.130...
    >: > anyone know?
    >
    > A colleague at work has a Q with the extended battery. Even so, he has
    > to recharge every night. With the normal battery, he says he often
    > couldn't make it through the workday.
    >


    Here's the new extended battery for the Q that VZW says will run all week
    without recharging, even if you leave wifi on!

    http://tinyurl.com/y9qyfk


    Larry
    --
    Halloween candy sure has dropped in price, lately!
     
  5. "George" <george@nospam.invalid> wrote in message
    news:Jp-dnXSiKtuq9f3YnZ2dnUVZ_sadnZ2d@adelphia.com...
    > random electron wrote:
    >> anyone know?

    >
    > Running a major advertising campaign and a promotion for $99? I think I
    > have received at least 3 of those flyers so far.


    MoQs can now be had amazingly cheaply on Ebay. Liquidation shops are selling
    and auctioning them by the boxload as well. Not a very good sign.
     
  6. On Mon, 20 Nov 2006 02:00:49 -0500, Larry <noone@home.com> graced this
    newsgroup with:

    >Robert Coe <bob@1776.COM> wrote in
    >news:7072m29nuqstlvs63qpl7k9324iobuu21l@4ax.com:
    >
    >> On Sun, 19 Nov 2006 20:00:24 -0500, "Scott" <scott@nospamfuse.net>
    >> wrote:
    >>: They're offering the extended battery for about 1/2 off right now -
    >>: they know it's an issue.
    >>: "random electron" <fake@fake.net> wrote in message
    >>: news:Xns988054CF5B819fakefakenet@140.99.99.130...
    >>: > anyone know?
    >>
    >> A colleague at work has a Q with the extended battery. Even so, he has
    >> to recharge every night. With the normal battery, he says he often
    >> couldn't make it through the workday.
    >>

    >
    >Here's the new extended battery for the Q that VZW says will run all week
    >without recharging, even if you leave wifi on!
    >
    >http://tinyurl.com/y9qyfk
    >
    >
    >Larry



    does it come with the optional beltclip or shoulderstrap?
     
  7. Larry

    Larry Guest

    amstaffs@home.com wrote in news:43j4m2p49kugc90ubklq9bme74cr5amdel@4ax.com:

    > does it come with the optional beltclip or shoulderstrap?
    >
    >


    Wheelbarrow....with a big inflatable radial tire....(c;

    For the teens, they have a custom Radio Flyer 4-wheeled wagon that can hold
    TWO "extended" batteries and a 100A charger! Comes in 12 cool colors with
    changeable "skins" for the bubblegummer girls.



    Larry
    --
    Halloween candy sure has dropped in price, lately!
     
  8. GolfGod

    GolfGod Guest

    "Larry" <noone@home.com> wrote in message
    news:Xns98811485E4557noonehomecom@208.49.80.253...

    > Here's the new extended battery for the Q that VZW says will run all week
    > without recharging, even if you leave wifi on!


    Does the Q now support wifi? That was one of the reasons I wouldn't go with
    it.
     
  9. Larry

    Larry Guest

    "GolfGod" <golfgod@comcast.net> wrote in
    news:sdydnS1ifpSk9fXYnZ2dnUVZ_h6dnZ2d@comcast.com:

    > Does the Q now support wifi? That was one of the reasons I wouldn't go
    > with it.
    >
    >


    No Wifi, which is why the cellular companies push it so hard. No need to
    fear the Q customers bitching because wifi is turned off or if the
    carriers, as they area always doing, hobbled it up. Q is only a
    cellphone. The carriers hobbled up the Bluetooth so it wouldn't
    communicate over it, either.

    To quote Cnet:
    "Unlike with the Palm Treo 700p, Verizon will not support dial-up
    networking capabilities via Bluetooth on the Q."

    An honest report on Q is on:
    http://reviews.cnet.com/Motorola_Q/4505-6452_7-31473357.html

    No thanks. Why sit right next to a router hooked to 7Mbps internet
    without all the you-don't-do-this-or-we'll-screw-you limits plodding
    along at 100Kbps and only being able to look, slowly, at webpage spam and
    email.

    Q is a better reason to buy a wifi PDA and keep your old cellphone. Just
    make sure it's NOT a Windows Mobile 5 PDA. You can't keep them from
    crashing. I sent back the POS from Dell, the flagship Axim X51v, which
    was just awful....reboot, reboot, REBOOT all day. Another brand WM5 PDA
    crashed right in my hand, in the store. I'll wait for Skype for Palm OS,
    then buy a Palm TX to run it on....soon I hope!...(c;

    Larry
    --
    Turkeys will be cheaper, Friday morning...(sigh)
     
  10. Ness net

    Ness net Guest

    A small correction Larry.

    When the Q was first introduced, yes, there was no Bluetooth DUN.

    With a firmware upgrade that was released by Moto months ago now,
    it was enabled and it is officially supported.


    "Larry" <noone@home.com> wrote in message news:Xns98868D3055C2Dnoonehomecom@208.49.80.253...
    > "GolfGod" <golfgod@comcast.net> wrote in
    > news:sdydnS1ifpSk9fXYnZ2dnUVZ_h6dnZ2d@comcast.com:
    >
    >> Does the Q now support wifi? That was one of the reasons I wouldn't go
    >> with it.
    >>
    >>

    >
    > No Wifi, which is why the cellular companies push it so hard. No need to
    > fear the Q customers bitching because wifi is turned off or if the
    > carriers, as they area always doing, hobbled it up. Q is only a
    > cellphone. The carriers hobbled up the Bluetooth so it wouldn't
    > communicate over it, either.
    >
    > To quote Cnet:
    > "Unlike with the Palm Treo 700p, Verizon will not support dial-up
    > networking capabilities via Bluetooth on the Q."
    >
    > An honest report on Q is on:
    > http://reviews.cnet.com/Motorola_Q/4505-6452_7-31473357.html
    >
    > No thanks. Why sit right next to a router hooked to 7Mbps internet
    > without all the you-don't-do-this-or-we'll-screw-you limits plodding
    > along at 100Kbps and only being able to look, slowly, at webpage spam and
    > email.
    >
    > Q is a better reason to buy a wifi PDA and keep your old cellphone. Just
    > make sure it's NOT a Windows Mobile 5 PDA. You can't keep them from
    > crashing. I sent back the POS from Dell, the flagship Axim X51v, which
    > was just awful....reboot, reboot, REBOOT all day. Another brand WM5 PDA
    > crashed right in my hand, in the store. I'll wait for Skype for Palm OS,
    > then buy a Palm TX to run it on....soon I hope!...(c;
    >
    > Larry
    > --
    > Turkeys will be cheaper, Friday morning...(sigh)
    >
     
  11. On Sat, 25 Nov 2006 13:50:36 -0500, Larry <noone@home.com> graced this
    newsgroup with:

    >"GolfGod" <golfgod@comcast.net> wrote in
    >news:sdydnS1ifpSk9fXYnZ2dnUVZ_h6dnZ2d@comcast.com:
    >
    >> Does the Q now support wifi? That was one of the reasons I wouldn't go
    >> with it.
    >>
    >>

    >
    >No Wifi, which is why the cellular companies push it so hard. No need to
    >fear the Q customers bitching because wifi is turned off or if the
    >carriers, as they area always doing, hobbled it up. Q is only a
    >cellphone. The carriers hobbled up the Bluetooth so it wouldn't
    >communicate over it, either.
    >
    >To quote Cnet:
    >"Unlike with the Palm Treo 700p, Verizon will not support dial-up
    >networking capabilities via Bluetooth on the Q."
    >
    >An honest report on Q is on:
    >http://reviews.cnet.com/Motorola_Q/4505-6452_7-31473357.html
    >
    >No thanks. Why sit right next to a router hooked to 7Mbps internet
    >without all the you-don't-do-this-or-we'll-screw-you limits plodding
    >along at 100Kbps and only being able to look, slowly, at webpage spam and
    >email.
    >
    >Q is a better reason to buy a wifi PDA and keep your old cellphone. Just
    >make sure it's NOT a Windows Mobile 5 PDA. You can't keep them from
    >crashing. I sent back the POS from Dell, the flagship Axim X51v, which
    >was just awful....reboot, reboot, REBOOT all day. Another brand WM5 PDA
    >crashed right in my hand, in the store. I'll wait for Skype for Palm OS,
    >then buy a Palm TX to run it on....soon I hope!...(c;
    >
    >Larry


    Try the Siemens SX66....gawd almighty does that PDA suck like no pda
    has sucked before. It too is running Windows but we have to go with
    s/w that will support Goodlink since our workplace uses it exclusively
    and Palm doesn't support it.
     
  12. Larry

    Larry Guest

    amstaffs@home.com wrote in news:daehm29i02jhj9h5gll4ur0p0aohuc24c2@4ax.com:

    > Try the Siemens SX66....gawd almighty does that PDA suck like no pda
    > has sucked before. It too is running Windows but we have to go with
    > s/w that will support Goodlink since our workplace uses it exclusively
    > and Palm doesn't support it.
    >
    >


    It'll have to be really awful to compete with the X51V/WM5.1. I've never
    had an OS that just FORGOT what programs it was RUNNING, and left them
    running but simply ignored...with no way to get I/O to/from them....

    WM5.1 is THAT operating system....(c;

    Larry
    --
    Guess what I want to do with the Little Drummer Boy's drum
    by Christmas Eve....rrrrump..pa-pum...pum...up his bum....
     
  13. On Sat, 25 Nov 2006 20:14:23 -0500, Larry <noone@home.com> graced this
    newsgroup with:

    >amstaffs@home.com wrote in news:daehm29i02jhj9h5gll4ur0p0aohuc24c2@4ax.com:
    >
    >> Try the Siemens SX66....gawd almighty does that PDA suck like no pda
    >> has sucked before. It too is running Windows but we have to go with
    >> s/w that will support Goodlink since our workplace uses it exclusively
    >> and Palm doesn't support it.
    >>
    >>

    >
    >It'll have to be really awful to compete with the X51V/WM5.1. I've never
    >had an OS that just FORGOT what programs it was RUNNING, and left them
    >running but simply ignored...with no way to get I/O to/from them....


    whoah...you win. The SX66 doesn't forget what it's running, it just
    suddenly not run them. Or, more frequently than anything else, just
    freeze up. To make matters worse, there's NO POWER BUTTON. You have
    to take the battery out of the back just to power it off.

    >
    >WM5.1 is THAT operating system....(c;
    >
    >Larry
     
  14. Larry

    Larry Guest

    amstaffs@home.com wrote in news:395im2pmaa0vsrthpv5siujmg3iktmos3r@4ax.com:

    > To make matters worse, there's NO POWER BUTTON. You have
    > to take the battery out of the back just to power it off.
    >


    Man, that really sucks.....Thanks for the heads up!

    Larry
    --
    Guess what I want to do with the Little Drummer Boy's drum
    by Christmas Eve....rrrrump..pa-pum...pum...up his bum....
     

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