At today’s special press event in New York City, both Sprint and Motorola unveiled yet another Android superphone. The Motorola Photon 4g is definitely beast of a phone. It will come loaded with 1GHz Tegra 2 dual core processor, 16GB of storage, 8 megapixel 1080p HD capable camera, and to top it off it will run on Sprint’s WiMAX 4G data network. The Photon 4G is a GSM/WCDMA world roaming phone, so it has the jet set business traveler in mind.
Software wise, it will come loaded with the latest Android 2.3 and will have the latest version of MOTOBLUR pasted on top. With a 4.3 inch qHD (960×540) display, and very cool viewing kickstand on the back, this phone is ready for multimedia enjoyment.
What’s also interesting is the Photon looks to be compatible with Motorola’s accessory docking system, just like the Atrix 4G. Neither Sprint nor Motorola said anything about the laptop docking setup, they seemed to talking about the TV Multimedia Dock and the Car Dock instead. I am sure more details will arise, as we get closer to launch time.
Speaking of a launch date, all we know is that it will be available sometime in Q3 of this year. Sprint also failed to mention and pricing, but by the looks of it, you could figure a $199 price point would fit in nicely.
Check out the Sprint press release below for any other details.
Motorola Photon 4G fact sheet
The Perfect Blend of Business and Pleasure
Sprint and Motorola are taking wireless innovation to a new level with Sprint’s first 1GHz dual-core NVIDIA® Tegra™ 2 processorsmartphone on the Sprint 4G Network, Motorola PHOTON™ 4G. Motorola PHOTON 4G provides on-the-go users with an edge in managing their lives, from anywhere in the world. Built with Android 2.3 Gingerbread, Motorola PHOTON 4G, combined with Sprint’s 4G network, lets users browse, download and multitask at maximum speeds to support their on-the-go lifestyles. Motorola PHOTON 4G does it all, providing users with an array of versatile tools like the Motorola webtop application, allowing users to access and create content from a larger screen while connected to a Motorola accessory dock*. Motorola PHOTON 4G offers the perfect blend between personal and business needs and boasts enterprise quality security for Android™, international GSM capabilities, a 4.3-inch qHD display, dual cameras and a kickstand for hands free viewing.PRODUCTIVITY:· 3G/4G Handset – The latest arrival to America’s favorite 4G network· 1GHz dual-core NVIDIA®Tegra™2 Processor for quick downloads and app performance· 4.3” qHD touchscreen for cinematic viewing with kickstand· Built with Android 2.3, Gingerbread operating system· International GSM capabilities· Enterprise Security· 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot capability for up to eight Wi-Fi enabled devices (additional fee required)· Corporate (MS Exchange ActiveSync) and personal (POP & IMAP) email access· Messaging – personal and business email, Google TalkTM instant message and text messaging· Sprint ID offering an innovative way to personalize an Android smartphone with apps, widgets, ringtones and more all in a single download· GPS navigation enabledENTERTAINMENT:· Dual cameras – 8 megapixel HD video capture camera and VGA front-facing camera· 720P HD Video capture and the ability to output HD video (1080P) via HDMI· Android Market™ for access to more than 200,000 applications, widgets and games available for download to customize the experience· HD Multimedia Dock* and Car Dock* for a truly unique handset experience· 16GB of on board memory, support for up to 32GB SD Card, for a total of up to 48GB· Ability to utilize the webtop application while connected to a Motorola accessory dock to open, view, edit and send Microsoft Office documents using cloud-based web apps through the full Mozilla Firefox browser· Bluetooth® 2.1· Wi-Fi® b/g/nSPECIFICATIONS:· Dimensions: 2.6 inches x 5.0 inches x 0.5 inches (66.9mm x 126.9mm x 12.2mm)· Weight: 5.6 oz (158 grams)· Display: 4.3-inch qHD 540×960· Memory: 16GB eMMC ROM/1GB DDR2 RAM· Battery Specifications: 1700 mAh Lithium-ion battery· Talktime: CDMA: up to 10 hours; WDCDMA: up to 9.1 hours; GSM up to 10.4 hours*Accessory docks sold separately