Sprint launching Motorola Photon 4G this summer

• 10/06/2011


The Sprint-Motorola event yesterday yielded a wicked looking new device for Sprint to launch this summer. The device is the new Motorola Photon 4G, which will be the first in a couple of areas such as the first 4G device for Sprint, as well as the first Motorola Android device with a kickstand on the backside. The Photon 4G also has a 1GHz dual-core Tegra 2 processor, 16GB internal storage, 1GB RAM, 4.3inch qHD display, dedicated camera button, 8 megapixel camera on the back, front facing camera, Android 2.3 Gingerbread with Blur built in and both micro-USB and HDMI ports.

This really is a sexy device, with the stand that flips to landscape mode as soon as you open it, a dock to release soon as well, and 3G (CDMA/WiMAX/GSM) connectivity support as well if you’re out of a 4G zone. The Photon 4G is meant to appeal to business minded users, as many business and enterprise level tools have been added with the Motorola Blur UI, as well as 3LM security protocols.

No price has been announced yet, but we suspect $199 with a new two year deal at launch, and $499 without a contract. Check out the pics and video below.

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 processor smartphone 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.


3G/4G Handset – The latest arrival to America’s favorite 4G network

1GHz dual-core NVIDIA®Tegra™2 Processor for quick downloads and app

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

Sprint ID offering an innovative way to personalize an Android smartphone with
apps, widgets, ringtones and more all in a single download

GPS navigation enabled


Dual cameras – 8 megapixel HD video capture camera and VGA front-facing

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/n


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

[Via – Engadget]

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