Sprint Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE Commercially Available on August 19th
Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE already get an official announcement from Sprint few days ago. But until now, the carrier still remain silent about when it will finally available for purchase and how much they will ask for it. Luckily, the announcement came sooner that expected. Earlier on today, Sprint is make a statement that Photon Q 4G LTE should be available on all official retail stores start from August 19th. Priced at $199.99, you should sign on two years contract if you want to buy Photon Q 4G LTE from Sprint.
If you want to become the first people to own Sprint’s first QWERTY Android phone, you can start to place your order now. The carrier promise that it should reach your doorstep a day or two before August 19th.
In terms of specs, Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE is considered as solid Android phone. It is running on Android 4.0 Ice cream sandwich. Deep under it’s surface, lies 1.5GHz dual-core processors, 8GB internal memory and 1GB RAM. Photon Q’s 4.3″ touch screen is able to provide maximum 960 x 540 pixels resolution. There are dual-camera unit attached. HD webcam on front and 8.0 megapixels shutter on back.
Motorola promise that Photon Q 4G LTE will be able to deliver better battery lifetime than it’s predecessors. This is possible thanks to SMARTACTIONS app that help users to manage the power distribution and usage on Photon Q 4G LTE.
If you want to know more, scroll down and read the full press release below.
Calling All QWERTY Fans! Motorola PHOTON Q 4G LTE from Sprint Available Aug. 19 for $199.99; Pre-Order Begins Today
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. & LIBERTYVILLE, Ill. (BUSINESS WIRE), August 13, 2012 – Offering a device packed with features to provide the ideal work-life balance, Sprint (NYSE: S), the only national wireless carrier offering truly unlimited data for all phones while on the Sprint network1, today announced the Sunday, Aug. 19, availability of the first 4G LTE-enabled smartphone from Sprint with a full QWERTY keyboard and international roaming capabilities, Motorola PHOTON™ Q™ 4G LTE. Motorola PHOTON Q will cost $199.99 (excludes taxes) with a new line of service or eligible upgrade and two-year service agreement.
Motorola PHOTON Q will be available for pre-order beginning today at www.sprint.com/photonq. Customers who pre-order Motorola PHOTON Q will begin receiving their smartphone as early as two days before the device goes on sale – while supplies last.
“At Sprint, we recognize there is a large group of our customers that love the ease of a physical QWERTY keyboard,” said David Owens, vice president – Product Development, Sprint. “By bringing a device like Motorola PHOTON Q into our portfolio, we are able to give these customers the option of a physical keyboard plus international roaming capabilities to stay connected while traveling abroad.”
Motorola PHOTON Q features a slide out PC-like QWERTY keyboard for double-thumb efficiency. Each laser-cut key is outlined in LED lights so users can see what they’re doing, even in the dark. It also has a dedicated number row for maximum typing efficiency and accuracy.
Combined with a large 4.3-inch ColorBoost™ display, Motorola PHOTON Q offers the largest screen currently available on a 4G LTE smartphone with a full QWERTY keyboard. Its 8-megapiexal rear-facing camera with 1080p capture and playback along with an HD front-facing camera produce a high-quality multimedia experience that provides the perfect blend of business and pleasure with blazing speed on the Sprint 4G LTE network2.
Additional key features on Motorola PHOTON Q include:
1.5GHz dual-core processor
Android™ 4.0.4, Ice Cream Sandwich
ULE Platinum Certification, the highest level of environmental performance recognized by sustainable requirements established by UL Environment and Sprint
SMARTACTIONS™, the free Motorola app that helps extend battery life and intelligently automates routine, everyday tasks so that smartphones can do more for consumers
Mirror mode when connected with HDMI cable (sold separately) to view images, files and movies on a larger screen, like your TV at home
Sprint ID, offering an innovative way to personalize an Android-powered 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™
Sprint Professional Grade designation making it business ready with full corporate security, including remote wipe, pin lock and data encryption
Motorola PHOTON Q customers can enjoy an unlimited data experience with Sprint Everything Data plans. Sprint’s Everything Data plan with Any Mobile, AnytimeSM includes unlimited web, texting and calling to and from any mobile in America while on the Sprint Network, starting at just $79.99 per month for smartphones – a savings of $20 per month versus Verizon’s comparable plan with unlimited talk, text and 2GB web (excludes taxes and surcharges).
Customers across the country are beginning to benefit from Network Vision – an all-new network from Sprint, which offers enhanced 3G service – with a stronger wireless signal, faster data speeds, expanded coverage and better in-building performance – and 4G LTE, with faster data speeds for data applications.
On July 15, Sprint launched 4G LTE in 15 cities, including Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Atlanta, Kansas City and Waco, Texas. Sprint recently announced that it expects four more cities to soon experience the speed and power of its all-new 4G LTE network. As the first national wireless carrier to introduce 4G service in 2008, Sprint expects to bring 4G LTE to the following cities before Labor Day:
Manhattan/Junction City, Kan.
For the most up-to-date details on Sprint’s 4G LTE portfolio and rollout, please visitwww.sprint.com/4GLTE.