Sprint Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE Announced
Sprint Photon Q 4G LTE is probably the carrier’s latest attempt to convert older Nextel customers to new subscribers. Officially released few days ago, the handset will be sold at Sprint’s official stores within weeks. Currently running on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, Photon Q 4G LTE also feature an unique hardware that we rarely seen on these days smartphone, a five-row slide out QWERTY keyboard. Last time i check, Verizon’s Droid 4 is the latest Android handset that come out with such feature.
Like is said earlier, Photon Q 4G LTE will be available in all Sprint stores in the coming weeks. That is why there’s no exact release date or pricing details revealed at the moment. However, that also mean you can take your time to look at Photon Q 4G LTE specs sheet before decide to pick it or not.
On paper, this handheld is pretty promising. It is running on Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich (definitely upgraded to Jelly Bean this year). Deep under it’s chassis, lies 1.5GHz dual-core processors, LTE Radio, 8GB internal memory, microSD card slot, and a full gigabyte of RAM. Other important details include 8.0 megapixels rear shutter, 1080p video recording, GPS, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, and WiFi 802.11 b/g/n. Last but not least, Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE sports 4.3″ screen with qHD 960 x 540 pixels resolution.
It is interesting to see how’s market will react to Sprint’s offer. Will Photon Q 4G LTE is good enough to attract some new subscribers? Or the carrier will release another new handset to accomplish the mission?