It looks like Motorola wants to add to the growing number of QWERTY-equipped devices such as the Samsung Cleo and LG Lotus that aren’t really geared towards business folk. Their latest mobile phone, the Moto QA30, is living proof of this move.
The Moto QA30 is Motorola’s first QWERTY slider. It comes with a 2.5-inch 320x240 display, 2-megapixel camera, 1x EVDO connectivity, Bluetooth, 3.5mm headset jack, Facebook access, email, USB 2.0 and microSD card support up to 32GB. Unlike previous Q series phones, the QA30 doesn’t come with Windows Mobile which will definitely limit its overall functionality.
Details about its pricing and exact availability are still yet to be known although it’s almost certain that it will be available on Alltel in the US sometime soon. Considering it’s a CDMA phone, this could be offered by Bell or Telus if it makes it North of the border.
UPDATE: It's now known as the Moto Hint and will be available by November 28th at Alltel. Pricing information is still unavailable.