Motorola Q freezes twice per day

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verizon QScott Moritz of TheStreet.com has just posted a fairly thorough hands-on report of Motorola’s Q in action. While Moritz is obviously enamoured with the device, he does mention one tiny caveat that will probably be rather glaring to most regular BlackBerry users: the Q freezes up twice per day, on average (Moritz attributes this to the device running Windows Mobile as its OS — go figure).

I know even the most fortunate BlackBerry user has probably encountered the occasional jvm error or WTFRIM? moment, but here’s the question of the day, folks: would you buy a mobile device that you knew would freeze up twice a day? Post a comment and let us know what you think.

  • mikejones

    my q freezes every couple of days and last week on vacation in Hawaii it completely crashed and now it wont turn on. I am in the process of returning the Q, plus you can’t even run office mobile on it. Don’t waste your money, go with a blackberry or a Palm.

  • mikejones

    my q freezes every couple of days and last week on vacation in Hawaii it completely crashed and now it wont turn on. I am in the process of returning the Q, plus you can’t even run office mobile on it. Don’t waste your money, go with a blackberry or a Palm.

  • http://www.g00ns.net/ g00n FuRY

    I purchased a Motorola Q acouple of weeks ago, and it hasnt froze up on me once. I actually had more problems with my iPaq then i do with this.

  • http://www.g00ns.net g00n FuRY

    I purchased a Motorola Q acouple of weeks ago, and it hasnt froze up on me once. I actually had more problems with my iPaq then i do with this.

  • Anieta

    The Q sucks!! it freezes more than twice a day. It was not worth the $442. It’s one of the worse peice of crap they ever put out.

  • Anieta

    The Q sucks!! it freezes more than twice a day. It was not worth the $442. It’s one of the worse peice of crap they ever put out.

  • BR3000

    Between this phone and my XPS I am ready to be Michael Douglas in “Down Fall”. The Motorola Q has frozen at least twice each day in the past five days since purchase. “F” this “Dumb”phine!

  • BR3000

    Between this phone and my XPS I am ready to be Michael Douglas in “Down Fall”. The Motorola Q has frozen at least twice each day in the past five days since purchase. “F” this “Dumb”phine!

  • Brian

    My Blackberry 7250 freezes up at least twice per day. I would say it is closer to 7 times per day. I have had it for two weeks. I just leave the battery cover off because it is so hard to remove over and over.

    My Treo used to freeze, reboot, turn off the wireless, and shut down ALL DAY LONG. Just depended on it’s mood which one of these things it would choose to do.

  • Brian

    My Blackberry 7250 freezes up at least twice per day. I would say it is closer to 7 times per day. I have had it for two weeks. I just leave the battery cover off because it is so hard to remove over and over.

    My Treo used to freeze, reboot, turn off the wireless, and shut down ALL DAY LONG. Just depended on it’s mood which one of these things it would choose to do.

  • Colin

    I bought a Motorola Q 2 days ago and it froze for the first time literally 5 minutes after I bought it. It freezes at least 10 times per day — I’m going to have a hard time ever buying another Windows Mobile device. I’ve had 3 Blackberries and they’ve been rock-solid — never a problem.

  • Colin

    I bought a Motorola Q 2 days ago and it froze for the first time literally 5 minutes after I bought it. It freezes at least 10 times per day — I’m going to have a hard time ever buying another Windows Mobile device. I’ve had 3 Blackberries and they’ve been rock-solid — never a problem.

  • Julia

    this phone fucking sucks ass.

  • Julia

    this phone fucking sucks ass.

  • ashley

    you guys just buy crappy phones; probably used.

  • ashley

    you guys just buy crappy phones; probably used.

  • Steve

    I can’t even begin to describe the frustration that the Moto Q has caused me. Words can’t even convey. I have my fifth replacement sitting right in front of me. I plugged it onto the charger and it won’t charge. By the way earlier this morning I had my fourth replacement that when used to call out, no one could understand a fucking word I was saying. So, I got it replaced with my fifth one sitting in front of me that I can’t charge. 2 of these pieces of shit in one day and niether works. It’s fucking awsome. The Moto Q is fucking chunck of shit, nuf said…

  • http://None Steve

    I can’t even begin to describe the frustration that the Moto Q has caused me. Words can’t even convey. I have my fifth replacement sitting right in front of me. I plugged it onto the charger and it won’t charge. By the way earlier this morning I had my fourth replacement that when used to call out, no one could understand a fucking word I was saying. So, I got it replaced with my fifth one sitting in front of me that I can’t charge. 2 of these pieces of shit in one day and niether works. It’s fucking awsome. The Moto Q is fucking chunck of shit, nuf said…

  • EAW

    Luke just shot us an email about a very strange text he just received from Verizon regarding his Q9c:
    FREE VZW MSG. Improve your Q! Simple, one-time fix prevents issue that may affect your Q9c. Go to http://www.motorola.com/q9cfix on your PC for details.
    So we dutifully went over to the linked site and saw that they’re asking a very strange question. When you head to Start -> System Tools -> Memory Manager, they ask if you have a certain amount of memory listed as free, namely 48.94mb. If you check “yes” and hit next, you get this scary message:
    The fact that your Device Storage value reads 48.94 MB means that your Q9c is VULNERABLE. There are two ways to fix the issue, either upgrade to Windows Mobile 6.1 or Master Reset your device
    Weird? Weird. Apparently Q9c devices that haven’t been updated to WM6.1 are prone to freezes on startup if they have exactly 48.94mb of storage memory free. Their recommendation: upgrade to 6.1. Our recommendation: do just that (here’s a link), then sit and wonder why exactly a certain amount of free storage memory could potentially freeze your device.

  • EAW

    Luke just shot us an email about a very strange text he just received from Verizon regarding his Q9c:
    FREE VZW MSG. Improve your Q! Simple, one-time fix prevents issue that may affect your Q9c. Go to http://www.motorola.com/q9cfix on your PC for details.
    So we dutifully went over to the linked site and saw that they’re asking a very strange question. When you head to Start -> System Tools -> Memory Manager, they ask if you have a certain amount of memory listed as free, namely 48.94mb. If you check “yes” and hit next, you get this scary message:
    The fact that your Device Storage value reads 48.94 MB means that your Q9c is VULNERABLE. There are two ways to fix the issue, either upgrade to Windows Mobile 6.1 or Master Reset your device
    Weird? Weird. Apparently Q9c devices that haven’t been updated to WM6.1 are prone to freezes on startup if they have exactly 48.94mb of storage memory free. Their recommendation: upgrade to 6.1. Our recommendation: do just that (here’s a link), then sit and wonder why exactly a certain amount of free storage memory could potentially freeze your device.