Motorola Photon GHLks

Sprint's newest dual-core device, the Motorola Photon 4G, is set to land on The Now Network sales floor on July 31 for the now industry-standard price of $199 with a two-year agreement. This is the first WiMax phone to come out of Motorola's camp, and it sports some rather impressive specs:

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  • 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor
  • 4.3 inch qHD display
  • 1GB RAM
  • 16GB onboard storage
  • 8MP rear shooter, VGA front facing camera
  • Kickstand
  • Global-ready
  • Mobile hotspot
  • Advanced, enterprise level IT security
  • Gingerbread
  • Webtop capable

Judging by the official press release, it looks like the Photon won't be lacking any accessories either. It will have an HD docking station, full-size Bluetooth keyboard, vehicle docking station, and a slew of various cases all at its disposal on launch day.

There's no word on when Sprint will be taking pre-orders for this device, but you can enter for your chance to win one starting on July 18th at Motorola's Photon landing page. Good luck!

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Scooterman1

    I'd LOVE to win one of these!

  • Marc

    Well, when my contract with Verizon is up, I know where I'm hopping. My only concern is the possible fragmentation of 4g with LTE and Wimax.

  • John

    Too bulky looking. I m still waiting for samsung galaxy s 2.

    • Peter

      It is only 3.7mm thicker (edit: and is exactly the same width and height-wise) than the Galaxy SII. I'll gladly deal with that for the qHD screen, internation GSM and kickstand. I do wish it had more built-in memory, though.

  • Richard Yarrell

    This is a great addition to the stable of dualcore device on Sprint of course led by the flagship monster EVO 3D. I feel sorry for those not enjoying the unlimited dualcore power of these devices on the best carrier in the states. Affordabilty is first and formost and on the now network you get it all in one great package no other carrier represents android better

    • squiddy20

      If you truly "felt sorry for them", you wouldn't feel the need to bash their "crappy" networks or "useless" devices. No one likes a suck up.

  • john

    Just hope the last unlimited data (with decent coverage) mobile phone company will keep it unlimited (without throttling and other bs).