CTIA 2009: Live Report

Motorola Evoke QA4 (Cricket)

Finally, a decent Moto phone! It isn’t the new RAZR, but definitely looks nice with this round shape. The large 2.8” touchscreen is OK and it features a sliding numeric keypad for these of you, who feel like typing in a number or short message the old-fashioned way. It has got pretty large buttons with huge letters on them. The back side has a rubber finish for an easier grip.

The software also doesn’t disappoint. The home screen has 7-pages, each one visualizing a single widget in full-screen mode. Slide a finger horizontally to change between pages. The cool thing is that the widgets are constantly updated, so you always see the latest information, instead of having to wait for a refresh. You´ve got widgets for the weather forecast, web browser, RSS feeds, YouTube, USA Today and MySpace (what about my Facebook, Moto?). We hope Motorola gets to offer the option to download additional ones.

Overall, we do like what we see and guess that many people will say “Hello MOTO” when the Evoke is launched.

Motorola Evoke QA4 Specifications

Motorola ZN300

You don’t expect miracles here, do you? The ZN300 is yet another phone that doesn’t stand out of the crowd, not that there´s something wrong with it. It has a retro look we quite like, but we are a bit disappointed with the build quality of the prototype unit – the slider wobbles as if the phone was a bargain-basement knockoff. Another drawback regards the keypad, which has a rather short travel, rendering it quite unpleasant for extended  messages. Unfortunately, the software is not identical with the one found on the Evoke QA4, but is what you find on all last year’s MOTO phones.  Still, the preloaded applications, along with the 3.1MP camera should be more than enough to meet the needs of people, who just want to quickly access their favorite online communities and share some photos.

Motorola ZN300 Specifications



1. rehnhart

Posts: 103; Member since: Mar 27, 2009

You guys are the only ones actually covering this today, all the other sites are MIA. Hope to hear some good Android news, keep it going guys.

2. SDAlpha1510

Posts: 6; Member since: Feb 09, 2009

I noticed that as well. I am really hoping for some Verizon phones to show up. Coverages is great, keep it up.

3. rehnhart

Posts: 103; Member since: Mar 27, 2009

Yeah, come on Big Red, show us something new besides your "new" app store and The Hub. I'm looking for some new phones.

4. rehnhart

Posts: 103; Member since: Mar 27, 2009

Is CTIA over, I haven't seen an update in hours. Hello. Hello. Anybody home?

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