Behold, Motorola's White Whale, otherwise known as a Q9h with WiFi. We know these things exist, albeit in very rare numbers, and a treat when we see one in the wild. This one comes to us from EverythingQ member racingxtsy, who says the phone was bought on Craigslist.
What we've got here is what for all intents and purposes on the outside appears to be a "stock" unlocked Q9h with AT&T branding running on Canada's Rogers network. GPS apparently wasn't sacrificed for the WiFi capability. One difference between it and the WiFi-less Q9h us mere mortals use (and one we hadn't seen before) is a cosmetic difference on the back, above the battery door. Pictures of that after the break, and more pics from racingxtsy here.
It appears that this is the real deal. How much would you pony up for WiFi on your Q?
Difference on the back of the Q9h with Wifi, left, and the Q9h without WiFi.
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Am I missing something? All I see that is different than my Q9h is the stripes, and I'm pretty sure the newer gray/silver ones from AT&T have stripes on the back. So to me, it looks like a newer Q9h with the battery door from the older one.
Until Windows Mobile Standard devices can match up with the Blackberry Bold I find it hard to really care about WinMo Standard anymore. The Moto Q9 series of phones were great, but for 2009 their dated and adding Wifi doesn't change that fact for me.
So are there plans to have a Q9h phone/upgrade in the future that includes Wi-Fi?? I am a Q9h owner (black version not the gray), and am eligible to upgrade my phone in late August, and am just about decided on upgrading to the Blackberry Bold. Would love to see a Q9h for the rest of us, though, with Wi-Fi...
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