First Sprint 4G LTE-enabled Device with Full QWERTY - Motorola PHOTON Q 4G LTE

Sprint (NYSE: S), the only national wireless carrier offering truly unlimited data for all phones while on the Sprint network1, and Motorola Mobility today announce Motorola PHOTON Q™ 4G LTE, the next generation of last summer’s popular Motorola PHOTON™ 4G. The new device will boast a five-row, PC-like QWERTY keyboard, international capabilities and a generous 4.3-inch ColorBoost™ display, as well as the ability to operate on Sprint’s new lightning-fast 4G LTE network2. Pricing and availability for Motorola PHOTON Q will be announced within the next few weeks.

Offering an impressive 4.3-inch ColorBoost™ display, Motorola PHOTON Q offers the largest screen currently available on a 4G LTE QWERTY smartphone. This makes it easy to browse the Web using Google Chrome without enlarging text, look at detail-rich pictures without having to zoom in, and watch a show without straining your eyes. Motorola’s exclusive ColorBoost™ display enables colors to be richer and more vibrant than other smartphones on the market. And with scratch-resistant glass and splash-guard coating, Motorola PHOTON Q resists everyday scratches and spills.

In addition to its technological prowess, Motorola PHOTON Q is the seventh device in the Sprint line-up to receive ULE Platinum Certification, the highest level of environmental performance recognized by sustainable requirements established by UL Environment and Sprint.

Additional key features on Motorola PHOTON Q include:
  • Android™ 4.0.4, Ice Cream Sandwich
  • 1.5 GHz dual-core processor
  • 1GB RAM, 8GB on board, up to 32 GB microSD
  • Rear-facing 8MP camera with 1080p video capture @30 fps and playback. Plus, those photos can be set to automatically upload to Google+™ so you don’t have to worry about accidently deleting them. Flash LED.
  • Front-facing HD camera 1.3 mpx for easy Google+™ Hangout video chats or conference call
  • Mirror mode when connected with HDMI cable (sold separately) to view images, files and movies on a larger screen, like your TV at home.
  • Wi-Fi bgn (hotspot up to 8 devices functionality), Bluetooth 4.0
  • AGPS, microUSB, microHDMI
  • Sprint ID, offering an innovative way to personalize an Android smartphone with apps, widgets, ringtones and more all, in a single download
  • NFC support to share links, apps, YouTube™ clips and more with Android™ Beam
  • 1785 mAh battery, ~7.5 h talk time, 220 h standby
Expected price is US$49 with 2-year contract.
Sprint already offering HTC EVO 4G LTE and Samsung Galaxy S3 which looks as better deal. "However, the affordable price tag can help Motorola in selling a few thousand units of its upcoming 4G LTE smartphone". \\ mobilenapps.com

According to an announcement on the official Motorola blog, starting with the recently announced Motorola PHOTON Q 4G LTE, users will be able to unlock the bootloader. \\ubergizmo.com

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