With a 2.8-inch full touchscreen, a widget-based user interface, and a full HTML browser, the Motorola Evoke QA4 has some pretty impressive specs for a handset that doesn’t qualify as a smartphone. The Evoke comes preloaded with seven widgets–MySpace Mobile, Follow Me Weather, Google Quicksearch, Google Picasa, RSS Reader, USA Today Mobile, and YouTube–each of which has its own panel. You can flip through the panels with a swipe of your finger.
In my hands-on evaluation, the Evoke QA4’s touchscreen seemed quite responsive. The silky interface reminded me a little of the “deck of cards” model that the Palm Pre uses to manage apps. The Evoke also has haptic feedback, which sends a light vibration to your fingertip when you tap an on-screen key. Haptic feedback is an especially useful enhancement for the Evoke QA4’s landscape QWERTY keyboard, which I found to be surprisingly comfortable and easy to use. Motorola has not announced carrier, availability, or pricing for the Evoke QA4.