Starting today, Cricket customers can get their hands on the Motorola Evoke QA4, Cricket’s first full touchscreen handset. The Evoke will be a sweet addition to Cricket’s lineup and will feature:
- CDMA 800/1900/1700/2100, 1900MHz and 2100MHz EVDO Rev. A
- 2.8-inch WQVGA 240Ãƒâ€”400 touchscreen display
- 2 megapixel camera with 5x digital zoom
- 256MB Internal storage, microSD expansion
- Widget-Based, customizable home screen
- MySpace, YouTube and Picasa integration
- Full HTML browser
- Centralized & conversational style SMS and email (POP3/IMAP4)
- 108mm x 50.5mm x 17.5mm dimensions
The Evoke will retail for $299 and should go live soon on mycricket.com. It will also be available shortly in Cricket retail locations across the country. Woo! Hit the jump for the full press release.
Cricket Debuts Feature-Packed, Full Touch-Screen Motorola EvokeÃ¢â€žÂ¢ QA4
Advanced Multimedia Features Include Integrated Home Screen Widgets, Real Web Browsing and IM-Style Messaging over CricketÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s 3G EVDO Network
SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cricket Communications, Inc., a leading provider of unlimited wireless services and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Leap Wireless International, Inc. (NASDAQ:LEAP), today announced the immediate availability of the Motorola EvokeÃ¢â€žÂ¢ QA4 to Cricket customers. The feature-packed 2.8 inch full touch-screen device keeps users constantly connected to friends and family via texting with both a full touch-screen keyboard and slide out traditional numeric keypad. Web info is displayed on the home screen, which can be customized using integrated widget and personalized RSS feeds. Evoke also features a full HTML browser Ã¢â‚¬â€œ all over CricketÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s 3G EVDO network.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“When our customers ask us for a Ã¢â‚¬Å“smartphoneÃ¢â‚¬Â what they really want is access to personal email, fast Web browsing, great multimedia features and a cool phone form factor. Cricket has worked closely with Motorola to deliver the Evoke and the recently launched Motorola Hint QA30 devices that fit the desires of our customers but at a much more affordable price and no expensive service contract,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Jeff Toig, vice president of product marketing for Cricket. Ã¢â‚¬Å“In addition, CricketÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s 3G EVDO network allows our customers to take full advantage of EvokeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s many capabilities and features.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Ã¢â‚¬Å“We designed the Motorola Evoke to give consumers multiple ways to stay in touch, whether they prefer IM-style texting, mobile blogging or simply a phone call to keep up with friends and family,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Dan Papalia, vice president, Motorola Mobile Devices. Ã¢â‚¬Å“With CricketÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s 3G network, customers can get instant gratification with real Web browsing, RSS feeds, one-click social networking and more.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Evoke is highly customizable with widgets to provide real-time access to the information that is most important to users, such as Google Web SearchÃ¢â€žÂ¢, MySpace, YouTubeÃ¢â€žÂ¢, PicasaÃ¢â€žÂ¢, weather forecasts and customizable RSS feeds. With a 2.0 megapixel camera/camcorder, Cricket customers can quickly and easily upload their pictures and videos directly to their MySpace page, blog or photo sharing sites such as PicasaÃ¢â€žÂ¢, straight from the device over CricketÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s 3G EVDO network. Additional features include an integrated music player and microSD card slot with removable memory for music, stereo BluetoothÃ‚Â®, preloaded BREW games, voice activated dialing and more.
Motorola Evoke is available now at www.mycricket.com for $299.99 and will soon be available at Cricket retail stores and Cricket dealers. For more information, please visit www.mycricket.com/evoke or www.motorola.com.