According to Ron Garriques of Motorola, there will be a UTMS capable Q coming by the end of the year. Verizon currently has a 6 month exclusive on the Q.
Garriques went on to say that, “noted that initial sales of Q are ramping strongly and running at a similar rate as the initial run-rate of RAZR. In addition, he expects the subsidized price of Q (from carriers) to decline from $199 to about $50 by end of this year owing to volume improvements. MOT expects to launch a UMTS version of Q by the year-end, when its exclusivity ends with Verizon.”
For a quick overview of UTMS and how it compares with EvDO, check out PC Magazine.
Thanks to Q users for the heads-up.