25
May
Sprint

Invigorating news out of the (virtual) Sprint press rooms today: the nation's third-largest national carrier is teaming up with none other than Motorola for an "exclusive luncheon event" on June 9. The invite itself was decidedly vague about any possible announcements, only confirming that both Dan Hesse and Sanjay Jha will be at the event and that there will be "hands-on demonstrations of Sprint and Motorola's latest collaborations."

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But fortunately for the impatient amongst us, the rumor mill never stops turning, and TechnoBuffalo has heard from a "very well-positioned source" that the highlight of the event will be the Photon 4G. And if said tipster is to be believed, the Photon will be a seriously drool-worthy device - look no further than the spec sheet for proof of that:

  • Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
  • 4.3-inch qHD (960x540) display
  • WiMAX support
  • NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core CPU
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8MP camera
  • Latest version of MOTOBLUR (think DROID X 2)
  • Soft-grip battery cover with metal kickstand
  • Laptop dock (think ATRIX 4G)
  • Slated for a release in July

In related news, This is my next has been told that a GSM-capable device codenamed "Sunfire" will be unveiled at the event, though Chris Ziegler notes that this is likely the same phone as the Photon 4G.

The other announcement you can probably count on is a WiMAX-enabled version of the XOOM, which has long been rumored. Specs, however, are still a mystery - it remains to be seen whether Motorola will improve on the original Verizon XOOM. But if you're listening reading, Moto, you might want to trim down on some of that bulk. Oh, and cut down on the weight too, while you're at it.

Sources: TechnoBuffalo, This is my next

Jaroslav Stekl
Jaroslav Stekl is a tech enthusiast whose favorite gadgets almost always happen to be the latest Android devices. When he's not writing for Android Police, he's probably hiking, camping, or canoeing. He is also an aspiring coffee aficionado and an avid moviegoer.

  • Juniorsgv

    Hope people see the failure the atrix has been and stay away from this phone.

  • Rent a Cop

    That's a little unfair dont you think? No doubt the Atrix is a nice handset and the laptop dock while cool is basically just a gimmick not really adding to the overall wow factor of this phone. The "failure" of this device if you can call it that is the sub par network on which its currently being used... If the Atrix were to be release on lets say... US Cellular's new LTE network for instance. The expierience would have been better for the user becuase network congestion is no where near what it is on AT&T and come on LTE speeds! Hardware is a solid and good performing. So where is this handset a "failure"? or are you refering to the carrier itself?

  • Rent a Cop

    And dont say the radio would not work on US Cellular. This is a hypothetical situation... I'm guessing that you are just pissy because AT&T went to tiered pricing... Then capped data plans to two gigs... Then flooded their stores with mid range phones and promoted them way too early... Thats why US Cellular and Sprint will outsell AT&T in the % of new handsets purchased by existing customers. Not to mention the fact that their customer base will grow due to the data capping being done by AT&T.