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Jun 9, 2011, 9:14 AM   by Eric M. Zeman
updated Jun 9, 2011, 11:31 AM

Sprint and Motorola are holding a press event starting at 12:30 eastern time today. Phone Scoop will be there live to cover the breaking news. Follow our liveblog here!

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Jun 9, 2011, 11:59 AM: (some more photos from the end of the presentation)

Jun 9, 2011, 11:49 AM: And that's a wrap. They just finished the presentation. Time for some hands on!

Jun 9, 2011, 11:48 AM: Now they are talking about the Triumph: 4.1-inch touch scren, 5 megapixel camera, VGA front camera, HDMI out, 1GHz process, 32GB microSD support, Wi-Fi.

Jun 9, 2011, 11:48 AM: Recapping the Photon 4G now: Think it's a well-rounded device for all users. The one guy has said he is "excited" about 50 times.

Jun 9, 2011, 11:46 AM: The Photon 4G can definitely access a laptop dock and supports the webtop mode, with full Firefox browser and all the same software capabilities that Atrix 4G had with its laptop dock.

Jun 9, 2011, 11:45 AM: Motorola is talking up the business features of the Photon 4G and how great it will be for IT (blah blah blah).

Jun 9, 2011, 11:44 AM: They way the Photon 4G is all about speed and power. Dual-core 1GHz processor, 16GB on board memory, support for 32GB microSD cards, 1GB of RAM, 4.3-inch qHD screen, kickstand, 8 megapixel camera main camera with HD video capture, user-facing camera for video chats.

Jun 9, 2011, 11:41 AM: "Sprint is a leader in Android," says Motorola.

Jun 9, 2011, 11:41 AM: Motorola thinks Google Wallet is really cool, but stopped short of saying whether or not its phones will support Google Wallet with Sprint.

Jun 9, 2011, 11:40 AM: They are "thrilled and delighted" by the partnership between Motorola and Sprint. The heart each other. *warm and fuzzies*

Jun 9, 2011, 11:39 AM: Two Motorola product guys are taking the stage now.

Jun 9, 2011, 11:39 AM: The Photon 4G has similar docking capabilities as the Atrix, if we're to believe the video that Motorola is showing us.

Jun 9, 2011, 11:37 AM: "Motorola has the right device for you."

Jun 9, 2011, 11:37 AM: Says that our mobile devices are now the hub of all our interactions with friends, family, colleagues.

Jun 9, 2011, 11:36 AM: He's clearly proud of the two new phones announced today. Saying how great there are for consumers, small business owners, and professionals alike.

Jun 9, 2011, 11:36 AM: Jha is speaking by himself now. He's talking about some recent announces, such as the XPRT, the Motorola Titanium Android PTT device.

Jun 9, 2011, 11:35 AM: Never seen Sanjay Jha in jeans before. He's cutting loose!

Jun 9, 2011, 11:35 AM: Both CEOs are on stage now and letting us take a million pictures of them holding the two devices.

Jun 9, 2011, 11:34 AM: Hesse compliments Motorola CEO, who takes the stage.!

Jun 9, 2011, 11:33 AM: Hesse says the company will continue to push PPT devices and services and mentions several recent handsets announced.

Jun 9, 2011, 11:33 AM: Both devices will be available summer. Also talking up the Motorola Xoom ande XPRT.

Jun 9, 2011, 11:32 AM: Also announcing the Motorola Triumph for the Virgin network. Preloaded with apps, Google Talk, YouTube, the Virgin Mobile social networking music app.

Jun 9, 2011, 11:32 AM: Sprint announces the Motorola Photon 4G! Android 2.3, Tegra2 processor, world phone, dual-core, 8 megapixel camera with web cam, HD video capture and playback, 4.3-inch touch screen display.

Jun 9, 2011, 11:31 AM: He's talking about how awesome Android is and its presence in the U.S. market.

Jun 9, 2011, 11:30 AM: Sprint CEO Dan Hese just took the stage. "Thanks for joining us today for a couple of very important announcements."

Jun 9, 2011, 11:30 AM: Sprint CEO Dan Hese just took the stage. "Thanks for joining us today for a couple of very important announcements."

Jun 9, 2011, 11:29 AM: They've told us to silence phones, the event is about to get under way.

Jun 9, 2011, 11:27 AM: By the way, the lunch served (see pix) was absolutely outstanding. Best Mac & Cheese ever!

Jun 9, 2011, 11:25 AM: We've been given the 5 minutes warning, folks. The event is going to start soon!

Jun 9, 2011, 11:19 AM: We're here at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Manhattan for the Sprint and Motorola event. The room is filling up quickly, and there are plenty of journalists on hand to cover the event. Phone Scoop has a great seat and a great view.

About the author, Eric M. Zeman:

Eric has been covering the mobile telecommunications industry for 17 years at various print and online publications. He studied at Rutgers Newark and University of Kentucky, and has a degree in writing. He likes playing guitar, attending concerts, listening to music, and driving sports cars.


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