FCC Approves Touch-Enabled Motorola QA4
Mar 16, 2009, 7:49 AM by Eric M. Zeman
Documents seen on the FCC site provide details about an unannounced Motorola phone. The QA4 is a slider that also features a touch screen for user input. It has tri-band 850/1700/1900 MHz CDMA radios, including EVDO, aGPS and stereo Bluetooth. A camera of unknown quality is visible in the pictures of the QA4, and the draft user manual mentions video capture. The manual also mentions built-in YouTube and Picasa features, but it doesn't provide too much detail on how the touch-based user interface will work. The QA4 has microUSB for data transfer and also supports microSD cards. The QA4 has not been officially announced by Motorola or any wireless carriers, but it is compatible with wireless networks operated by Sprint, Verizon, and MetroPCS.
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