Motorola Evoke QA4 mystery deepens

By on March 16, 2009 at 12:28 PM.

Motorola Evoke QA4 mystery deepens

The Motorola QA4 gets even more mysterious as additional information about this touchscreen slider is uncovered. The handset made its way through the FCC way back in September 2008 with 800/1700/1900 CDMA bands, suggesting that the phone was intended for use on US Cellular, MetroPCS or Cricket. As of Monday, the supporting FCC documents (manual, test images, etc) surrounding this handset are now available for public view. From these documents, we can glean that the QA4 has EV-DO Rev. A, aGPS, Bluetooth with A2DP, AVRCP and DUN support, on-screen landscape QWERTY keyboard, widget support and built-in syncing with Google contacts, YouTube and Picasa. The QA4 reviewed by the FCC also sports a slightly different keyboard than the recently leaked press photos suggesting that the model the FCC approved was an early design. The handset was initially rumored to land at US Cellular but was shelved indefinitely as it reportedly failed to pass carrier testing. Dying but not dead, the handset made a second trip through the FCC on 3/5/2009 with a Class II permissive change. This latest revelation coupled with the handset’s recent appearance on Motorola’s website suggests that the QA4 may still be on Motorola’s radar for launch in the near future.

[Via Phone Arena]

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Motorola Evoke QA4 makes a cameo on Moto site

By on March 15, 2009 at 12:43 PM.

Motorola Evoke QA4 makes a cameo on Moto site

As Moto fans and curious passers-by alike sit waiting for more news on the next-generation Moto handsets we scooped back in December, one of a few interim items of interest has just popped up on Moto’s site. The Motorola Evoke QA4 is a bubbly but intriguing handset that hasn’t yet been officially announced, which makes it peculiar that it would appear on Motorola’s site. Odd, yes, but perhaps Moto is as eager to push out new handsets as we are to critique them. Little is known about the Evoke QA4 for the time being, though we would imagine an official announcement can’t be far off. All we have thus far is a feature phone with a slider form factor, 2.8″ touchscreen display, standard 12-button keypad and CDMA/EV-DO connectivity. At the same time, it’s a design that strays from most of the handsets the struggling manufacturer has issued in recent history so we’re going to give it the benefit of the doubt. Interest piqued? Fork over some personal info over on the Moto site to receive “periodic updates” via email.

[Via Phone Arena]

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