After a rumored release date and teases that the phone would be “coming soon,” the Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE, an Android smartphone with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard from Sprint, finally has a confirmed launch date: August 19.
Sprint is now accepting preorders for the phone through its website at www.sprint.com/photonq. Inventory providing, those who preorder the phone will receive their device as early as two days before the official release date.
The Photon Q will go for $200 with a new line of service or an eligible upgrade and two-year service agreement.
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The Motorola Handset will come loaded with Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and will be powered by a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor with 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, and a microSD memory card slot.
Sporting a 4.3-inch ColorBoost display, the Photon Q will also have an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, an HD front-facing camera, a micro HDMI port, and NFC support. Naturally, i will be able to connect to Sprint’s nascent 4G LTE network.
It is going to be one of just a handful of models from Sprint with a physical keyboard. In this case, it will be a slider that can be hidden behind the touchscreen.