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Motorola Evoke QA4The Motorola Evoke QA4 has its good points, but we couldn't get over its slow performance, average media features, and clunky touch screen. As such, it doesn't evoke much.
[ Background Music ] >> Hi, I'm Kent Sherman, Senior Editor here at CNET.com. Today, we take a first look the Motorola Evoke QA4. This is a new phone for Cricket Wireless and for Alltel. Wasn't really sure what it's make of this phone in a lot of ways. It has a touch screen. It has a full HTML browser. Have a lot of widgets for third party applications. But it's not exactly a multimedia powerhouse phone. It's not a smartphone. Felt like, Motorola really try to do a lot of things with the phone but didn't really succeed on many trends. Overall, couldn't get over some things, couldn't get over the small touch screen, just the midrange feature set and the performance of the phone is little slow. It takes almost like 4 minute for the phone to start up. The things about the design I did like, is it has a nice soft-touch material in the back cover, also another thing that's nice is does have several onscreen widgets for applications. You can get to those by swiping your finger just like this, there's a screen for weather, there's Google QuickSearch, there's MySpace, there's MSNBC, there's YouTube so really a nice selection of apps integrated on the phone you don't have to go through a series of menus to find them. The phone does have slider design. You might think that it hides of a full QWERTY keyboard, it does not actually, but it hides just the numeric keypad but the phone does a have a virtual QWERTY keyboard. The phone has an accelerometer. Once we started messaging, we could tap out messages relatively quickly but it still it felt really crowded overall. Inside you'll find Bluetooth, personal organizer options, a minimalist music player, USB mass storage, PC syncing, the rest POP3 and IMAP for email, and of course messaging. But really it's not a lot. It's not really a phone that I would say really stands out a multimedia or a messaging. I found the touch screen just took a lot of acclamation compared with other touch screen phones, felt the movements very little jerky, wasn't very fluid. And as far from a smartphone, it doesn't really have a lot of those work features you want. I'm Kent Sherman and this is the Motorola Evoke QA4. ^M00:01:49 [ Music ]