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Motorola Q9m / Q9c review

6.7/10 AVG.

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The Motorola Q9m / Q9c currently has an Informr score of 6.7 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 28 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

Operating system
Windows Mobile
Screen Size
1+ MP

What the Critics Are Saying...


The Motorola Q 9m is definitely a well-built device. The QWERTY keyboard's special coating and domed keys make it a joy to use, and the scroll wheel is extremely handy to have as well. Windows Mobile 6 Standard Edition is very solid and offers a robust mobile experience in terms of multimedia. The s...

- Ricky Cadden, MobileBurn

Everyone knows that sequels tend to suck. (Need I remind everyone of the extra-lame choreographed dance scene in Spiderman 3?) So when we checked out Motorola's follow up to the mighty Q smartphone, we were a bit apprehensive. But you know what? It's actually a pretty neat little deviceif not a tad...

- Terrence Russell, Wired

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Motorola released the Q9m / Q9c on August 22, 2007.

We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Motorola Q9m / Q9c user manual here.

Motorola backs up the Q9m / Q9c with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.

If your Q9m / Q9c has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Motorola support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Motorola's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.

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Screen Size

The Motorola Q9m / Q9c's screen size is Unknown with x pixels resolution.


There is a PXA27x (ARM920T) processor (CPU).


The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

1+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 1+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

128 MB

Internal memory is 128 MB. An external, MiniSD (up to 4 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. Motorola's performance ratings are 9 days standby time.

Q9m / Q9c Specs

Release date August 22, 2007
Regions available USA, Canada
Mobile / Cellular Data
850/1900 MHz
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
Operating System No

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Processor PXA27x (ARM920T)
Internal Storage 128 MB
Hearing Aid Compatible No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.29 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity No
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 9 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Colors Black, Lime green
Dimensions [H x W x D] 11.7 x 6.5 x 1.2 cm (4.6 x 2.6 x 0.5 in)
Weight 135 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 65k
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size Unknown
Secondary Display No
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type QWERTY
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry No
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact 12 numbers
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS, AIM, MSN
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles No
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption -
Mobile Hotspot No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MiniSD (up to 4 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out Unknown
DLNA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
Main Camera
1+ megapixels
8x digital
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, AAC+, AAC, AMR, WMA, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 2.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Yes
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Yes
Apps No ()
Included Software / Apps Windows Media Player Mobile 10
Additional comments Other Names (AKA): MOTO Q Music 9m

The Q9m and Q9c virtually identical, however, the Q9m features Verizon's custom multimedia interface with support for VCast.

A Windows Mobile 6.1 operating system upgrade is now available for Verizon's Q9c.
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