As the surge of new mobile phones continues, yet another looks like it will be added to the mix, meet the new Motorola Photon on 4G which will be carried by Sprint. News today, has indicated that both Motorola and Sprint head honchos met up to discuss the future of the above named handset.
The device has already been mentioned by ourselves recently, but today has marked the official grounding for it and judging by the specs listing, we have a lot to look forward to. According to Engadget, the new Photon will not only run with 4G “global” connectivity but 3G support as well. In terms of screen size it will include a 4.3-inch qHD display matching that of the forthcoming HTC Sensation and if it arrives, the Motorola Droid Bionic.
Some other features to look out for include 1Ghz dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, which will make it the first dual-core for Sprint, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal memory, Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS, latest version of Blur and matching that of the Samsung Galaxy S2, an 8 megapixel rear camera and front-facing camera for video chat. For the professional person in you, then business features such as “Exchange Support,” enterprise security and 3LM’s Ready for Business software will benefit.
We couldn’t forget the kickstand that comes as an integral part of the handset, a first for Motorola. This can be flipped to show landscape mode for different viewing techniques. PCworld.com have reported on the Proton 4G including a web top docking device (sold as an individual item) similar to that of the Atrix 4G, although they are skeptical as to how it will fair with this, as past keyboard use on the Atrix 4G proved difficult to use.
What interested us were the overall comments from Engadget, who managed to get an overall feel of the phone prior to the announcement. Remarks remained positive from the touchscreen and software proving fast to react, with its thin and lightweight appearance. The only drawback they could find at this point were the buttons being on the stiff side, although they were quick to point out that the handset was only a test dummy.
In terms of price and release, at this point all we can report on, is that it will arrive on Sprint sometime in the summer with official pricing to come at some point.
You may be interested to know that as well as the Proton 4G being announced today, another that of the “Triumph” will also be coming. This handset will purely be exclusively for Virgin Mobile US consumers, and Motorola have announced that we have another 10 more devices to look forward to this year.
Of course the new Motorola Proton 4G will up the smartphone game, with devices such as the Galaxy S2, Droid Bionic and HTC Sensation all giving the user that special something. Rumors this week are pointing to the Bionic being released with a new bigger 4.5-inch screen as well as faster processor and bigger rear camera.
What are your thoughts on the new Proton 4G, are you tempted?