Virgin Mobile lets Android run Blur-free on the Motorola Triumph and you’ll find no proprietary shell whatsoever sitting atop its new Motorola Triumph handset. Triumph escapes with a relatively standard install of Android 2.2 and MOTOBLUR will still be foisted on pay-monthly customers who buy a Photon 4G or XPRT from Sprint………
Sprint announced the Motorola Triumph, Motorola‘s first Android device for Virgin Mobile and the Motorola Photon may be getting all the attention right now, but the Triumph is worth a look if you’re interested in Virgin’s inexpensive prepaid plans. Packed with the latest NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor that also powers the Motorola Xoom, T-Mobile G2x and other new Android smartphones and tablets, the new Motorola Photon 4G is obviously one of the high-end smartphones to wait in the coming months. Motorola Photon 4G can shoot high-definition videos courtesy of 8 megapixel rear shooter, and can initiate and receive video calls with a front-facing VGA camera. Specs wise, the Photon 4G is obviously the Motorola Atrix 4G of Sprint Wireless, Atrix 4G is an exclusive Motorolasmartphone distributed by AT&T in USA. The new Photon 4G is also a cousin of Verizon’s upcoming Droid Bionic with LTE connectivity that might hit the market in the next coming months too. The Droid Bionic, Atrix 4G and the Photon 4G are capable of using Motorola’s high-end accessories or the so-called webtop add-ons including the popular LapDock that transforms your phone into a functioning laptop with Firefox browser.
Unlike the Atrix 4G though, the Photon 4G will include a brand-new, redesigned from ground up (I think they started from scratch again), and very promising Motorola user interface that will surely challenge the popularity of HTC’s Sense and Samsung’s iPhone-ish like TouchWiz that also received a revamp (now featured by the Galaxy S2). Verizon’s Droid Bionic is also expected to include the same new Moto UI, if I’m not mistaken. The new Motorola skin featured by Photon 4G also includes better design, and usability with the social networking widgets that look like the Metro UI of Windows phone. The new phone called “Triumph” of the prepaid carrier is packed with slightly modified vanilla Android FroYo (2.2) operating system. Basically, a stock Google Android smartphone is theoretically faster because of the absence of some heavy carrier bloatware, plus the RAM eating custom UIs that some manufacturers include. Surprisingly, PC Magazine is claiming that the almost untouched Android Frozen Yogurt plus 1 GHz processor-powered Motorola Triumph and its 480×800 4.1 inches (diagonal) touchscreen felt a bit sluggish. The RAM of the Triumph is 512 MB, which is quickly becoming the standard RAM of high-end Android smartphones.
- 4.1-inch Display: 800 x 480 (WVGA), Multitouch
- Android 2.2 OS with Flash support
- Size: 4.8″ x 2.5″ x 0.4″, Weight: 143 g
- Connectivity: microUSB, 3.5mm , HDMI port
- Dual Cameras: 5MP Rear, VGA Front
- 720p HD Video Capture with HDMI Video Out
- 3G (EVDO Rev A) and Wi-Fi Connectivity
- Bluetooth 2.1