Motorola projects Q ramp-up similar to Razr

Motorola has some pretty high hopes for its new "Q" smart phone, aka the "BlackBerry killer," expecting sales to match that of the popular Razr. Motorola's head of the mobile-phone division, Ron Garriques, told analysts that the company estimates 750,000 sales of the Q in the first three months, 1.5 million in the following 90 days and 3 million the three months after that. Those are the same ramp-up numbers Motorola saw for the Razr. Motorola is releasing the smart phone through Verizon Wireless next week, followed shortly by launches in Latin America, China, Korea and other countries. You really have to wonder how realistic the company's projection is. Despite Motorola's intention to market the Q phone beyond business users and the cheaper price, smartphones still aren't viewed as mass-market devices. I see most consumers putting the Q in the category of the Palm Treo and BlackBerry initially.

To read more about Motorola's Q projections:
- check out this article from AP