Without a doubt, the Moto Q9 and the Z8 were the stars of Motorola's 3GSM booth. As a current Q owner, I can say the Q9 has some nice improvements. Most noticeably is the new QWERTY keyboard, which is spaced slight differently than the Q's, but just as comfortable to use. I'm not a fan of sliders, but the Z8 is also worth checking out. It's banana-shape design curves so that when you're on a call, the mic is closer to your mouth. What they call "HD video" is 30fps video, which took a few seconds to load/play, but otherwise ran flicker free.
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I have the Z3 RIZR which looks like much better hardware to me. This "banana slider" seems to have better software though. Motorola software has always been the worst!