Sprint and the Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE

Posted By on August 1, 2012

I’m keeping my eyes on replacements for my Palm Pre and it is interesting to see what is being offered by Sprint. photon-q-4g-lte-01I’m also contemplating what the new iPhone will be like and if it will be worth the money. That said, I do like what I’m seeing from Motorola, as the physical keyboard does gets my attention; I doubt Apple will ever offer one.

The specs on the Motorola Photon Q look pretty interesting … 4G LTE, Android 4.0.4, slide-out QWERTY keyboard, 8GB camera, memory expandable to 32GB card. Hmm, I wonder what the battery life will be like?


·         Sprint’s first 4G LTE device with International roaming GSM capabilities and QWERTY keyboard

·         1.5 GHz dual-core processor for quick downloads and app performance
·         Five-row, slide-out QWERTY keyboard with large 4.3-inch ColorBoost™ display

·         Built with Android 4.0.4, Ice Cream Sandwich

·         Enterprise Security

·         3G/4G LTE Mobile Hotspot capability for up to eight Wi-Fi enabled devices (additional fee required; International Hotspot only supports one user)

·         Corporate (MS Exchange ActiveSync) and personal (POP & IMAP) email access

·         Messaging – personal and business email, Google TalkTM instant message and text messaging

·         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

·         NFC support to share links, apps, YouTube clips and more with Android Beam

·         UL Environment (ULE) Platinum Certified, the highest level of environmental performance recognized by sustainable requirements established by UL Environment and Sprint


·         Dual cameras – 8MP rear-facing camera and a front-facing HD camera

·         1080P HD video capture and playback

·         Google Play™ with more than 600,000 apps, millions of songs and books and thousands of movies, Google Play™ has something for everyone

·         8GB of on board memory, support for up to 32GB SD Card, for a total of up to 40GB

·         Bluetooth® 4.0 w/ EDR

·         Wi-Fi® b/g/n


·         Dimensions: 2.6 inches x 4.98 inches x 0.54 inches

·         Weight: 6 oz

·         Display: 4.3-inch qHD 540×960 TFT LCD

·         Internal Memory: 1GB RAM x 8GB ROM

·         External Memory: supports up to a 32GB microSD card (sold separately)

·         Chipset: Dual Core 1.5GHz

·         Frequency: LTE, CDMA 800/1900 EVDO Rev A, World Phone – GSM 850/1900/1800/900, UMTS 850/1900/2100 (SIM is embedded in the phone, GSM SIM is locked and not removable)

·         Battery Specifications: 1785 mAh Lithium-ion battery (embedded)

·         Talktime: up to 7.5 hours



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