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We're not sure how reliable the source is, but in an interview this week, a Motorola design manager told one of your faithful Gizmodo newshounds that the Q could be released as soon as next week. What makes us think it might be legit? He was holding a working model in his hands, and it was up and running on Verizon's network.

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Our first impressions from holding it in our hot little hands for a few minutes: this sucker's extremely thin, although a bit wider than our Treo 650. The screen is a bit squat for our liking, though, even if it's crisp; with the soft-key icons running along the bottom and an info bar across the top, we weren't able to display a ton of information on it all at once. On the flip side, though, the buttons have a nice tactile feel; and the side jog-dial is pretty handy indeed. Maybe the GSM version will be even more sexy? Only time will tell.