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Motorola Photon Q Pre-Orders Begin at Sprint

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Sprint has announced the official availability of its first LTE-enabled smartphone with a full slide-out QWERTY keyboard.

The Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE features a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwhich) out of the box, an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera and 1.3 megapixel front camera. Other features include a 4.3-inch display, NFC support and a microSD memory slot for expandable storage.

“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.”

Pre-orders can be placed now at the Motorola Photon Q product page. The Smartphone is expected to be available August 19.

 

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    freggo , August 15, 2012 6:53 PM
    I like the idea but am wondering how much thicker this makes the phone.
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    wintermint , August 15, 2012 6:58 PM
    freggoI like the idea but am wondering how much thicker this makes the phone.


    Already forgot the feeling of a bulky phone? :p 
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    tapnick , August 15, 2012 7:00 PM
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    I like the idea but am wondering how much thicker this makes the phone.


    According too http://www.gsmarena.com its "12.2 mm".

    For comparison
    Samsung GS3- 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm
    Photon- 126.9 x 66.9 x 12.2 mm
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    Max Collodi , August 15, 2012 7:02 PM
    freggoI like the idea but am wondering how much thicker this makes the phone.

    Thickness = 0.54 inches - 13.7mm
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    tapnick , August 15, 2012 7:06 PM
    Quote:
    According too http://www.gsmarena.com its "12.2 mm".

    For comparison
    Samsung GS3- 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm
    Photon- 126.9 x 66.9 x 12.2 mm


    I stand corrected, was looking at wrong Photon

    Samsung GS3- 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm
    Photon Q 4G LTE -126.5 x 66 x 13.7 mm
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    house70 , August 15, 2012 10:07 PM
    They should have inserted a battery in each half; get an insane battery life for a keyboard phone, that would compel a few sales.
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    mp562 , August 16, 2012 1:03 AM
    Looks like the Droid 4 with a faster CPU. Why didn't they go with the OLED screen?
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    blazorthon , August 16, 2012 2:51 AM
    mp562Looks like the Droid 4 with a faster CPU. Why didn't they go with the OLED screen?


    Does it say that they didn't? I don't see where it gives info about the display other than its size.
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    GreaseMonkey_62 , August 16, 2012 1:07 PM
    It would be cool if Motorola made all it's future phones compatible with the laptop dock.
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    eddieroolz , August 17, 2012 12:05 AM
    That slide out keyboard looks a bit "busy". Would it have killed Motorola to simplify the design a bit?
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    blazorthon , August 17, 2012 12:24 AM
    eddieroolzThat slide out keyboard looks a bit "busy". Would it have killed Motorola to simplify the design a bit?


    I like it the way that it is. It's more similar to a full-size keyboard than many simplified keyboard designs on some other phones are.