Thursday, June 9, 2011

Photon | Motorola and Sprint Team Up In A Dual Core 4G World Phone | Go! Go! Gadgets!

Dubbed The Photon, 4.3-inch qHD display smartphone packs a 1GHz dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of built-in memory, and pre-installed Gingerbread -- plus, for better or worse, the latest version of Blur. The skinny new smartphone's got a VGA front facing cam and 8 megapixel rear (thumbs up), a dedicated camera button (double thumbs up) as well as the standard micro-USB and HDMI ports, which will hook into a soon to be announced docking device.

The handset is the first from a US carrier to offer up global 4G connectivity (that's CDMA / WiMAX in the US and GSM internationally). Enterprise functionality, traditionally a bit of an oversight with Android handsets, is present too. Sprint's influence shines through as well, with the inclusion of a built-in active kickstand on its rear, a first for a Motorola device. Flip it open, and the display will automatically switch to landscape mode for optimal viewing.

No official word on price and release date just yet.

Hit The Jump For The Official Press Release.....

The Perfect Blend of Business and Pleasure

Sprint and Motorola are taking wireless innovation to a new level with Sprint's first 1GHz dual-core NVIDIA® Tegra™ 2 processor smartphone on the Sprint 4G Network, Motorola PHOTON™ 4G. Motorola PHOTON 4G provides on-the-go users with an edge in managing their lives, from anywhere in the world. Built with Android 2.3 Gingerbread, Motorola PHOTON 4G, combined with Sprint's 4G network, lets users browse, download and multitask at maximum speeds to support their on-the-go lifestyles. Motorola PHOTON 4G does it all, providing users with an array of versatile tools like the Motorola webtop application, allowing users to access and create content from a larger screen while connected to a Motorola accessory dock*. Motorola PHOTON 4G offers the perfect blend between personal and business needs and boasts enterprise quality security for Android™, international GSM capabilities, a 4.3-inch qHD display, dual cameras and a kickstand for hands free viewing.

• 3G/4G Handset – The latest arrival to America's favorite 4G network
• 1GHz dual-core NVIDIA®Tegra™2 Processor for quick downloads and app
• 4.3" qHD touchscreen for cinematic viewing with kickstand
• Built with Android 2.3, Gingerbread operating system
• International GSM capabilities
• Enterprise Security
• 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot capability for up to eight Wi-Fi enabled devices (additional fee required)
• 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

• Dual cameras – 8 megapixel HD video capture camera and VGA front-facing
• 720P HD Video capture and the ability to output HD video (1080P) via HDMI
• Android Market™ for access to more than 200,000 applications, widgets and games available for download to customize the experience
• HD Multimedia Dock* and Car Dock* for a truly unique handset experience
• 16GB of on board memory, support for up to 32GB SD Card, for a total of up to 48GB
• Ability to utilize the webtop application while connected to a Motorola accessory dock to open, view, edit and send Microsoft Office documents using cloud-based web apps through the full Mozilla Firefox browser
• Bluetooth® 2.1
• Wi-Fi® b/g/n

• Dimensions: 2.6 inches x 5.0 inches x 0.5 inches (66.9mm x 126.9mm x 12.2mm)
• Weight: 5.6 oz (158 grams)
• Display: 4.3-inch qHD 540x960
• Memory: 16GB eMMC ROM/1GB DDR2 RAM
• Battery Specifications: 1700 mAh Lithium-ion battery
• Talktime: CDMA: up to 10 hours; WDCDMA: up to 9.1 hours; GSM up to 10.4 hours

*Accessory docks sold separately

Source: Engadget

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