The new Motorola phone is available for $299.99. Verizon announced limited editions which will feature either a 2GB miniSD card and a stereo headset ($49.99 extra) or a 4GB miniSD card ($149.99 extra).

On the hardware side, the Motorola Q Music 9m features an ergonomically optimized keyboard, a side-scroll thumbwheel and dedicated keys for messaging, speakerphone and multimedia. A 1.3 megapixel camera with flash comes to complete the pack, although it’s rather less than expected from a top phone.

The multimedia interface has V CAST Music capabilities supports over-the-air music downloads. Speaking of software, the phone comes with Windows Mobile 6 and includes advanced phone capabilities like voice-activated dialing, smart contacts dialing and Bluetooth.

The list of features also includes:

– Two home screens (standard and multimedia) with easy toggle
– EV-DO access for fast downloads of data, e-mail and large attachments
– Pocket Internet Explorer for Internet access
– Wireless Sync for anytime connectivity with e-mail, calendar and contacts synchronization
– Dual, stereo-quality speakers
– 2.5mm headset jack
– Standard battery: 1170 mAh
– Usage time: up to 272 minutes (approx.)
– Standby time: up to 212 hours (approx.)