Motorola today debuted its Evoke touchscreen/QWERTY combo phone that looks an awful lot like the "riverstone" Palm Pre, bridging the gap between smartphone, "dumb" phone and "feature" phone.
The Motorola Evoke QA4 is intended for social messaging: turn it on its side for a full touch-screen QWERTY keyboard; turn it upright to reveal a slide-out keypad. The phone also uses predictive texting with smart auto correction and e-mail access to further the "messaging" intention.
Evoke has integrated widgets for quick access to favorite web sites, as well as for personalized RSS feeds (no word on how that will impact your data plan) for weather, sports scores, stock reports, news headlines and so forth.
The phone also offers single-touch capability for video and photo upload.
Evoke has a full HTML browser, built-in integration with MySpace and an accelerometer for portrait or landscape display on the screen, which has one-handed touch and drag capabilities.
Full specs, after the jump:
- Up to approximately 330 min of talk time; up to approximately 450 hrs of standby time
- CDMA 800/1900/1700/2100, Diversity 1900MHz and 2100 MHz EVDO Rev A
- Weight: 128g
- Dimensions: 108mm x 50.5mm x 17.5mm
- Full HTML browser
- Battery: 1170 mAh
- Connectivity: Stereo Bluetooth wireless technology3, USB 2.0 high-speed
- Display: 2.8” WQVGA 240x400 display
- Messaging: Centralized & conversational style SMS and email (POP3/IMAP4)
- Audio: AAC, MP3, AAC+, AAC+ Enhanced, MIDI, WAV
- Video Capture/Playback/Streaming, H.263, MPEG4
- 2 megapixel camera continuous with 5x digital zoom
- Storage: 256 MB Internal + optional 8GB MicroSD
- Slider with full touch-screen
- sGPS/aGPS navigation
The Evoke QA4 will be available in Q2 2009.