Motorola Photon 4G Streets July 31 for $199.99
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Sprint today announced that the Motorola Photon 4G, a new WiMax Android smartphone, will be available in Sprint stores and online starting July 31. It will cost $199.99 with a new agreement. The Photon sports Android 2.3, a 1GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 dual-core processor, GSM/WCDMA world roaming, 8 megapixel camera, front-facing camera, and 4.3-inch qHD touch screen. Sprint Premiere Customers will be able to purchase the Photon 4G online only starting July 28. The device will be compatible with a wide array of accessories, including a wireless keyboard, media dock, and navigation dock.
Motorola's Refreshed G Series Streets July 12
Motorola today said its fourth-generation G series smartphones will go on sale beginning July 12. The G4 will cost $199 and the G4 Plus (pictured) will cost $249.
More Carriers and Phone Makers Agree to Adopt Google's RCS-Based 'Android Messages' Service
Google today said more wireless network operators and handset manufacturers will use Android Messages, its RCS-based messaging service, as the default SMS/MMS tool on their phones. (Android Messages was previously known as Google Messenger.) Some of the features of RCS, which is a global standard, include group chat, high-resolution photo sharing, advanced calling features, and read receipts.
AT&T's LG G3 Reaches Stores July 11
AT&T today said its variant of the LG G3 will be available in stores starting July 11, with preorders starting July 8. AT&T is charging $199 for the G3 with a new contract, or $24.17 per month with AT&T Next 18, or $29 per month with AT&T Next 12 (no down payment required with the Next plans).
Sprint Kicks Off Sales of the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime On July 10
Sprint today announced that it will begin selling the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime on July 10. The phone has a 5-inch qHD display, 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 8-megapixel main camera, 5-megapixel front camera, and a 2,600mAh battery.
Acer Says Liquid Zest Plus to Reach US In July
Acer recently revealed that the Liquid Zest Plus smartphone will go on sale in the U.S. for $199 beginning in July.