Hey, look at that! Just a month after Sprint and Motorola announced the beastly, dual-core, Android-powered Photon with the uber-vague launch window of “sometime in Q3”, they’re back at the well with proper launch details.
If all goes as planned, the Motorola Photon (fancy kickstand an all) will be hitting Sprint’s stores on July 31st for the totally reasonable price of $200 on a 2-year contract.
The Motorola Photon Specs:
- 1 Ghz, Dual-core Tegra 2 CPU
- 4.3″ qHD (960×540) display
- Comes with Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) out of the box
- 3G and 4G (WiMax) friendly
- Sprint’s first “Global” WiMax phone — it runs on Sprint’s (CDMA) 3G and WiMax here in the states, but works on GSM internationally
- Compatible with Motorola’s accessory docking system, a la the AT&T Atrix. It’s not clear yet if it plays friendly with the Laptop Dock system, though, as Sprint/Motorola only mention the TV Multimedia Dock and the Car Dock. That’s okay, though, because the Laptop Dock is hella stupid.
- Dual cameras: 8 megapixels on the back, with a VGA resolution (sneaky way of saying 0.3 megapixel) front facing camera
- 16GB of on board memory, with support for microSD cards up to 32 gigs
- Bluetooth 2.1
- 802.11b/g/n WiFi
- Plus, it has that super sweet kickstand, which usually isn’t Motorola’s thing