Motorola Photon 4G Streets July 31 for $199.99
Updated: added details
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 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!
Jun 9, 2011
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.
Oct 20, 2012
Motorola has updated the list of devices that will receive updated versions of Android and is revealing for the first time those slated to get Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The Droid RAZR M, RAZR HD, and MAXX HD are all schedule to receive the Jelly Bean update before the end of the year.
Sep 23, 2012
Motorola has indicated that the Android 4.0 update for the Droid Bionic that was scheduled to occur in during the third quarter of this year has been delayed until the fourth quarter. No details were provided as to why, but Motorola VP of product Punit Soni promised that the update will be delivered before the end of the year.