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I mean in the real sense as in: "one, two, three strikes; you’re out!" Earlier this week, jkOTR reader Mike shot me a note to share his strike-out story with the Motorola Q. Here’s the summary: Mike had "a recurring issue I have been having with […]

Motorola_q_1I mean in the real sense as in: "one, two, three strikes; you’re out!" Earlier this week, jkOTR reader Mike shot me a note to share his strike-out story with the Motorola Q. Here’s the summary:

Mike had "a recurring issue I have been having with my MotoQ. The first one I had after 2-3 months it started acting funky. The second one after 2-3 months started having THE SAME ISSUE. And then the third one I got today I programmed it and set it up on my account and then turned it off and when I turned it back on it just sat at the Verizon Wireless screen for ever."

Mike has contacted Verizon directly and will be getting a new MotoQ and I hope this one works out better. Mike also has more patience than I do as I rely on my computing devices for my work, not just for fun; I’d probably give the Q a shot or two, but not more than that because the downtime is just too much of an impact.

How about you? Any similar issues with your Moto Q? Would you drop a device after the first, second or third strike? Got any device horror stories to share?

[Sidenote: congrats to Mike and his wife as their second baby was just born last night. Best wishes on the new addition...now go get a mobile device for that baby and some sleep for yourself Mike!]

  1. I have the Motorola Q which worked fine for 2-3 months and then started having similar problems. I just got the xv6700 on e-bay and this seems like a real winner. Next time I’m going to stick with Kevin’s suggestions. I did that with the Q1 and it has been great.

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  2. I have the Q also, though I’m reluctant to post since I just passed the 3 month mark with no issues.

    As far as the ‘Three Strikes’ – I have dumped PDAs back in the day after one or two issues because I couldn’t risk not having access to my data when on the road. Lately, I’ve had better luck and only switch due to techno-lust… I mean business need, of course.

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  3. “Got any device horror stories to share?”

    Tecra M4: Recently started locking up – no keyboard, mouse, touch pad, touch stick or stylus functionality. The only way to correct it is to power it down then back up, and then only if it feels like powering back up right away – it has sometimes wanted “me time” for eight hours before it will boot again.

    I figure it’s either a loose video cable, or the heatsink on the CPU has come a tiny bit loose on one corner, or likely both.

    Fortunately, I had the foresight to get the extended warranty. Now I just need the time to have someone look at it.

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  4. You’re scaring me Kevin, I just got a MotoQ. So far I love it, but had to get a couple of utilities to address WM5 shortcomings.

    I’ll report back in a few months though!

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  5. Averatec C3500…Overheating problems…Failed CMOS battery after only 4 months…Returned to manufacturer for refund…enough said!

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