In part 1, I go over the hardware design of the Motorola Q9 Global and the BlackJack II and declare the BlackJack II a winner in terms of aesthetics. I don’t like how in order to get decent battery life from the Q9, you have to use the massive extended battery that adds a big heft to the device. Is the extended battery needed on the Q9? The answer is yes, especially if you’re using a lot of 3G and GPS – there’s no way the Q9 will make it through the day under these conditions. If you use it just a phone, then the standard battery is enough.
Coming up in Part 2, we’ll see which phone is faster in terms of start up, GPS satellite acquisition time, and more.
BlackJack II – 1
Q9 Global – 0