Fans of physical keyboards should be pleased at the release of the Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE, which debuted today from Sprint. This new Android smartphone has a range of high-end features, but not cutting edge.
It has a 4.3-inch touchscreen that uses ColorBoost technology. This display has a resolution of 960 x 540 -- not a particularly high resolution these days.
The Photon Q runs Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) on a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor with 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, and a microSD memory card slot for additional space, up to 32GB.
Given its name, its no surprise this smartphone can connect to Sprint's 4G LTE network, which the carrier is still deploying around the U.S. It also has Wi-Fi b,b,n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, and NFC.
This model also sports an 8 megapixel rear-facing camera, an HD front-facing camera, and a micro HDMI port.
The Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE goes for $200 to those who are eligible for an upgrade. Customers signing up for a new line of service can get it for half that, as Sprint is currently offering new customers an additional $100 off. Either price requires a two-year service agreement.