Sprint Reveals Motorola Photon 4G
Updated: added release timeframe / added details / added links
At an event in NYC today, Sprint and Motorola announced the Photon 4G. Much like the Atrix, the Photon supports a laptop dock or HD multimedia dock - and Webtop app - that lets it run a Firefox browser like a desktop PC. It also sports a kickstand for multimedia viewing on the go. The Photon sports Android 2.3, a 1GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 dual-core processor, WiMAX 4G data, GSM/WCDMA world roaming, 8 megapixel camera, front-facing camera, and 4.3-inch qHD touch screen. On the memory front, is includes 1 GB of "PC-grade" application memory, 16 GB of built-in storage memory, plus a memory card slot supporting cards up to 32 GB, for 48 GB storage total. It will be available in the third quarter of 2011.
Motorola fields its first WiMax handset for Sprint in the Photon 4G, a new super slab that takes every feature to the nth degree. Motorola sends this Photon torpedo into the heart of the smartphone competition in hopes of blowing them all up.
Phone Scoop spent some time with Motorola's two new Android handsets for the Sprint network. Here are our first impressions of these two beauts!
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Jul 11, 2012
Sprint today detailed changes headed to the Motorola Photon 4G by way of a maintenance update for its system software. The update makes it easier to import contacts from an SD card, improves music playback via streaming music services, boosts the performance of the mobile hotspot feature, and makes it easier to create and accept calendar meeting requests on the phone.
i may get this phone... if...
woow feel bad for verizon
and they getting the iphone too OOOH MAN!!! sprint keep releasing this monsters!!!! with that 69.99 plans verizon better come out with a plan real SOOON
Awesom specs, but...
Latest info. from moto says the bootloader WILL be locked.
Stupid, self-inflicted wounds like insisting on locking bootloaders while essentially all of the competition leaves theirs' unlocked will be the downfall of this company. Sometimes you've got to wonder what goes through the heads of those executives. Note HTC's latest revenue numbers: up 116% yoy. Get a clue Motorola!
They better release this before the iPhone 4S
Any word on the quality of that camera?
Camera aside, it looks like a beautiful phone.