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Motorola Photon 4G Bringing Tegra 2 to Sprint This Summer

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Today at their press event in New York City, Sprint and Motorola announced the Motorola Photon 4G which is a dual-core smartphone with international GSM capabilities.

Photon 4G

We had expected the companies to launch Motorola’s first 4G phone with Sprint and sure enough, Sprint’s Dan Hesse and Motorola’s Sanjay Jha took the stage and unveiled it. to the world. Here is the spec sheet for Motorola’s 4G device:

  • Dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor and 1GB of RAM
  • Large 4.3-inch touchscreen with qHD (Quarter High Definition) display
  • Dual cameras – 8 megapixel, dual-LED flash camera with front-facing webcam to store photos and videos directly on the device and VGA front-facing camera for video chat
  • Android Market™ for access to more than 200,000 useful applications, widgets and games available for download to customize the experience
  • Sprint ID for an easy way to personalize the user experience with apps, widgets, ringtones and more, all in a single download
  • 16GB of onboard memory, support for up to 32GB SD Card, for a total of up to 48GB
  • Worldphone capabilities to access emails, calendars and news from locations around the globe
  • 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot capability, supporting up to eight devices on the Sprint 3G or 4G networks and one while roaming internationally on GSM (Mobile Hotspot capability while roaming internationally on GSM will be delivered through an upcoming software update)
  • Ability to utilize the webtop application while connected to a Motorola accessory dock (sold separately) to open, view, edit and send Microsoft Office documents using cloud-based web apps through the full Mozilla Firefox browser
  • Supports critical IT device policies commonly requested by enterprises and government entities, including integration ease, cost-of-management and data security concerns

Highlights are obviously the Tegra 2 dual-core processor and the 1GB of RAM and it’s also going to be a worldphone like we said before which makes an incredibly attractive device for those that want a speedy phone and one that will work around the world.

Unfortunately, like most of these announcements, Sprint and Motorola didn’t say how much the Photon 4G would cost when it arrived or, worse yet, when it would arrive. They only said that it would be out sometime this summer.

Who’s buying?

7 Comments

  1. Keirrajones74

    06/09/2011 at 7:53 pm

    Dis is bull crap how they keep making the same phones over and over. These two phones ain’t nothing but a remake of the Evo, the only difference is that they have more memory and more apps.

    • Tyler Stout

      06/09/2011 at 11:24 pm

      I know, it sucks they are making phones that are equal if not better then the EVO 3D. “These two phones ain’t…..” since when did the article talk about two?
      “the only difference is that they have more memory and more apps.” I’m not sure what you mean by memory but it has the same amount of RAM as the EVO 3D and twice as much as the original EVO 4G, and if you were referencing the storage  that is if you don’t include the 16 GB of on-board memory compared to the EVO’s 1GB of ROM and 8 GB micro SD card while the EVO 3D has 4GB of on-board memory.
      Also please forget to mention the fact that this phone has a higher resolution display, a higher quality camera(assuming it is shooting 1080p video), a webtop dock (i believe). 
      Each have access to the same apps so how is that any different?
      “Dis is bull crap how they keep making the same phones over and over.” Can you tell me a phone that sprint has that looks like this and has the same specs? Only phones similar to it are the Motorola Atrix (Specs wise smaller screen and other differences like looks) and Motorola Droid Bionic which hasn’t  been officially released. Mind sharing how its the same? 
      Next time read the article fully and understand before adding your worthless comments. 
      And to answer the question at the bottom i wont be getting this phone because im not on the sprint network, i will be getting the Motorola Bionic on Verizon Wireless. 

  2. Aggarwal Rahul

    06/10/2011 at 7:26 am

    The Motorola Photon 4G and the
    Motorola Triumph are pleasant surprises that run on the Android 2.3 ginger
    bread.
     

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