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Could Sprint’s Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE be here August 19th?

We know Sprint employees are currently undergoing training for the newly-announced Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE, but we’ve gone a bit of time without any word on which day this phone might release.

PhoneDog claims to have received word that the phone will be here August 19th, though we can’t be sure on the source. It’s probably not a good idea to start planning your day as things can always change and rumors can always be wrong, but we’re sure this phone is lined up for an August release so hopefully it won’t be far off from that.

The device offers a high-end QWERTY option for those who haven’t been able to ditch their physical keyboards for a software-based one. It’ll arrive with Android 4.0 and a new user interface, as well as radios for Sprint’s 4G LTE network.

If you were looking for the perfect phone that appeases to keyboard warriors then this one should have been on your radar from the moment it was rumored. Let’s hope the wait really is just shy of a couple of weeks. [PhoneDog]

Continue reading on the Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE forums, see the specs, or find news and reviews.




  • http://twitter.com/KoryJS Kory Salsbury

    It’s also the first LTE phone on Sprint to feature GSM support for the globe-trotters among us. That’s what I’m curious to play with.

    • arvj

      it is?thats good news then.i’ve been holding out for switching from t-mo to sprint for exactly what u mentioned,both LTE and a sim card phone.

  • No_Nickname90

    I cannot wait for this phone to come out. I have been waiting for a keyboard phone since I sadly left my G2 last October. Oh my gosh I’m so happy!! =.D

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=63206885 Matt Virus

    wish a device like this would come to verizon…..either that or verizon could unlock the d4 bootloader :(

    • Matthew Merrick

      well, the droid 4 is SUPPOSED to be getting ICS soon….

  • Butters619

    Motorola, please release a high end unlockable slider to AT&T. Please. And thank you.

  • Justin glass

    So will u be able to use both sprint and T-Mobile? And can you have two different numbers? Confised

  • KOLIO

    The SIM Card is imbedded (non-removable), which more than likely means you’ll be able to only use SPRINT’S international/roaming plan.

  • Groh_G2

    I might buy this phone… i ll cancel T mobile and join Sprint and get Photon Q! No new information Samsung Blaze Q??? Smh…

  • Matthew Merrick

    anyone know what CPU this will have?

  • lynyrd65

    My mom loves keyboard phones and uses cm9.

    With this being the first LTE device with a keyboard and an unlocked bootloader, it’s a no brainer!

  • KOLIO

    To MATTHEW :

    The CPU is a SNAPDRAGON 1.5 Dual-core

  • joefresco

    So I guess the RAZR was Motorola’s kissing removable batteries goodbye? Too bad because lately they’ve had the best QWERTY phones. That pretty much just leaves Samsung now if you have to have those two basic features

  • yushun

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