While I’ll reserve my excitement for less leaked phones – yeah, we saw high rez pics of this back in mid February – Motorola did officially announce their QA4 slider touchscreen handset today. While it surely is a decent looking device there isn’t anything revolutionary under its hood: 2.8-inch touchscreen, widget shortcut menu, slide out keypad, aGPS, quad-band CDMA and EVDO connectivity, stereo Bluetooth, 2MP camera and a microSD card slot.
Expect the QA4 to drop in Q2. We’re still waiting for details on carrier and price.
Full release after the ‘leap’
Motorola Evoke™ QA4 Puts You One Touch Away from Your Social Circles
Full feature phone is packed with integrated widgets, real Web browsing and IM-style messaging
March 30, 2009
LIBERTYVILLE, Ill. – March 30, 2009 – Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today introduced Motorola Evoke™ QA4, a socially-inclined device with a 2.8” full touch-screen that keeps you constantly connected. Evoke supports different messaging styles with a full touch-screen QWERTY keyboard and slide out traditional keypad. Customize the home screen content with integrated widgets and personalized RSS feeds1, and use the full HTML browser1 to share pictures, videos and more online.
“We understand the importance of having a mobile phone that helps you stay connected simply and seamlessly with your friends and family, whether you prefer to talk, text or network,” said Mark Shockley, corporate vice president and general manager, Motorola Mobile Devices. “Motorola Evoke offers the cutting-edge convenience and instant gratification of a full touch-screen, intuitive online browsing and the ability to stay plugged in on your terms.”
Whether you stay connected through phone calls, messaging, Web feeds, social networks or all of the above1, Evoke meets your preferences. The device offers multiple ways to make a phone call with a physical slider keypad and intuitive dialing features on the touch-screen. Equipped with an accelerometer, turn Evoke on its side to reveal a full-touch QWERTY keyboard for easy texting1. Home screen messaging icons, predictive text and IM-style messaging1 make it easy to follow the back-and-forth of multiple conversations. Evoke also places a premium on clear and convenient communication with noise reduction technology to help lower background noise on phone calls and Bluetooth® technology to keep in touch hands-free2.
It’s easy to customize Evoke and bring the content that’s important to you straight to the display. Use integrated widgets1 to access real-time information, social networking sites, and personalized RSS feeds1 from the Web such as weather, sports scores, stock reports, news headlines and more1. You decide which widgets appear on your home screen and which are hidden.
Your Info at Your Fingertips
Use Evoke to let others feel like they’re with you as you snap pictures and record video. Fast Web connectivity lets you easily publish photos and clips taken with Evoke onto your favorite blogs and sharing sites such as Picasa™1,3. Touch the screen for instant access to a full HTML browser1 and use quick-start widgets to easily bring up popular sites such as MySpace and YouTube™1,3. Built-in integration with MySpace also lets you keep close tabs on friends and post instant updates to your profile in one easy step1.
Pricing and Availability
Motorola Evoke QA4 will be available in Q2 2009. For more information, product specifications and images of Evoke, please visit www.motorola.com/mediacenter/ctia2009.
Motorola is known around the world for innovation in communications and is focused on advancing the way the world connects. From broadband communications infrastructure, enterprise mobility and public safety solutions to high-definition video and mobile devices, Motorola is leading the next wave of innovations that enable people, enterprises and governments to be more connected and more mobile. Motorola (NYSE: MOT) had sales of US $30.1 billion in 2008. For more information, please visit www.motorola.com.