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Motorola PHOTON 4G to launch July 31st from Sprint for $199.99

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Motorola PHOTON 4G to launch July 31st from Sprint for $199.99
Sprint customers have another high powered Android device coming as the Motorola PHOTON 4G will launch on July 31st. Sprint not only announced the launch date, but also passed along the price of the device which will be $199.99 with a signed two-year contract. The phone is the first WiMax enabled device to come from Motorola.

The Motorola PHOTON 4G will feature some high-end specs such as the 4.3 inch qHD touchscreen which will be able to withstand the typical rough and tumble smartphone use thanks to Gorilla Glass. A dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 chip running at 1GHz is under the hood while 1GB of RAM is on board. On back is an 8MP camera with dual LED flash. A VGA front-facing camera takes self-portraits and works great for video chats. The PHOTON 4G comes out of the box with 16GB of memory that can be bumped to as much as 48GB using a microSD card. Up to 8 devices can be supported on Sprint's 3G/4G pipelines using the model's Mobile HotSpot capabilities.

Sprint Premier customers will get a chance to order the Motorola PHOTRON 4G up to 3 days earlier than "regular" Sprint customers. Premier customers can order the phone starting July 28th, online only. And of course, a device like the Motorola PHOTON 4G deserves some nice accessories. Sprint will be offering a holster and shield combo for $24.99. A protective gel cover will cost $19.99 and will be available in purple only. And a two-piece grey cover slides together to protect both the top and bottom of the unit. That case will cost $21.99.

Sprint customers with an update in their pocket now have a tough choice to make-pick up the HTC EVO 3D or the Motorola PHOTON 4G. Which one would you want in your hand?

source: Sprint

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posted on 13 Jul 2011, 18:53

1. jbash (Posts: 345; Member since: 07 Feb 2011)

maybe the one the moto rep let me see was a prototype but there was only 556 mb ram

posted on 13 Jul 2011, 20:55

3. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 872; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)

Moto hands down.

posted on 13 Jul 2011, 21:37

4. bubba78 (Posts: 57; Member since: 23 May 2011)

I think that is one nice looking phone.

posted on 13 Jul 2011, 22:18

5. rwolf1984 (Posts: 532; Member since: 06 Jun 2009)

i like this phone

posted on 13 Jul 2011, 23:45

6. _VipeR_ (Posts: 47; Member since: 30 May 2011)

My call center just went through training on this phone. I just went through it yesterday. I'm seriously considering adding a new line to get it to use as my work phone. The exchange protocol and business features coupled with some of the exclusive apps are very tempting!

posted on 14 Jul 2011, 00:11

7. irad (unregistered)

I don't really care for 3d, so photon. I love kickstands

posted on 14 Jul 2011, 00:42

8. AlexTheSane (Posts: 2; Member since: 25 Jun 2011)

I can't wait. Was hoping to have this for my train trip to Georgia on the 28th. Considering having them ship to my hotel so I can at least have it for the train ride back home.

posted on 14 Jul 2011, 00:46

9. jujew17 (unregistered)

definitely gonna take this phone over the evo!!! I can't wait!

posted on 14 Jul 2011, 01:30 2

10. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)

One flaw - it's a Motorola phone

posted on 14 Jul 2011, 07:24 1

11. Laurynas (unregistered)


So, the most important thing for you is a brand.

posted on 14 Jul 2011, 07:43 2

12. altex97 (unregistered)

brand=everything....by knowing the brand you know the quality and reliability of the product. Motorola has a history of sc***ing over their customers.....htc on the other hand try to work with its customers to make them happy.I also like how moto is switchin the tune of its whistle by starting to send its phones wiht unlocked boot loaders....LOL

posted on 14 Jul 2011, 08:02

13. Laurynas (unregistered)



I totally disagree with you, because quality depends on various things. For example it may depend on companies economic status and other factors. That's mean, quality isn't static thing!
In simple words, brand not always represent quality of the product or guarantee high performance, it is dynamic thing.

posted on 14 Jul 2011, 11:15

15. KingK (unregistered)

HTC is trying to make their customers happy with what....?

less storage space, ancient cpu's, smaller batteries, starting to lock bootloaders themselves, etc.

Sound like a fan boy

You probably think Samsung makes great quality phones too. lol

posted on 15 Jul 2011, 07:04

18. wassup (Posts: 565; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)

samsung DOES make great quality phones... just check out the Galaxy s 2 and their wp7 lines

posted on 28 Jul 2011, 03:48

22. Dan Gerous (unregistered)

All three of them make great phones. However, HTC does seem to be ignoring battery life while the other two make changes.
Samsung has made absolutely terrible phones with software bugs up until the Droid Charge and beyond.
They are all great companies... some just have better brands :p

posted on 14 Jul 2011, 09:51

14. kingjr243 (Posts: 31; Member since: 06 Jun 2011)

the biodic should have came out before this

posted on 14 Jul 2011, 11:34

16. Tmachaveli (Posts: 425; Member since: 01 Apr 2011)

cant wait this phone is gonna kick sum butt..!!

posted on 14 Jul 2011, 15:14

17. spanky (Posts: 81; Member since: 02 Jun 2011)

I have a 3D now. love it but i cant wait to see how this one is. The Miz is right about the MOTO aspect. But ill still give them the benefit of benefit of the doubt and give it a shot. Hopefully they can show me something better than what i have seen come from them.

posted on 15 Jul 2011, 22:26

19. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

Wow, nice phone - look forward to it when it comes to AT&T next year.

posted on 21 Jul 2011, 08:09

20. yungmel0 (Posts: 39; Member since: 18 Jun 2011)

I also have the EVO 3D, its a great phone but the "3D" effects makes your eyes hurt. Other than that all the functions that the original EVO 4G are included plus a few extra 3D games. The speed is amazing as well as the responsiveness to the touch. I can't wait to see what the Photon 4G has to offer. I'm not to thrilled about the MOTOBlur but I will deal. The phone looks like it packs a lot of power from the several hands on videos I've seen but i will just have to wait til i get it in my hands to judge. As soon as this phone drops I will be trading in my 3D to get it. I just hope is worth it.....

posted on 23 Jul 2011, 16:34

21. SC (unregistered)

networkdood... it is at AT&T already... it's called the atrix.

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