Evoke had gone up for preorder on Cricket Wireless late last month, but it’s now available to pick upfor $299. Having played with one for a little bit at CTIA, it’s a decent phone, but the combination of physical T9 keypad and on-screen QWERTY keyboard in landscape is what really make it an effective way to maximize input options while avoiding the bulk of a dual-slider form factor.
The specs are pretty solid too, if you haven’t seen them.
* 2.8” WQVGA 240×400 display
* Quad-band CDMA, EV-DO Rev. A
* 2 megapixel camera with 2x zoom
* Integrated widgets and RSS
If you’re not down with Cricket, Alltel is also offering the QA4, only it’s for $99.99 and has a two-year contract tacked on.