Motorola PHOTON Q 4G LTE confirmed for August 19 launch

August 13, 2012
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We previously heard that the Motorola PHOTON Q 4G LTE might be launching on August 19, and today the company confirmed it. The Motorola PHOTON Q 4G LTE will be available starting on Sunday, August 19, and will set you back $200. Of course, that $200 price tag requires a two-year contract with your carrier, so be prepared to sign one of those if you want the PHOTON Q for that price.

If you prefer typing with actual keys over typing on a touchscreen, then the PHOTON Q might be the phone for you. It features a slide out QWERTY keyboard, so texting maniacs are will probably find some value in this handset. The smartphone also comes with Ice Cream Sandwich installed, but our friends at SlashGear warn that Motorola has made a few tweaks of its own to the operating system, so Android veterans should be prepared for some surprises.

The rest of the phone doesn't look too bad either. The PHOTON Q comes equipped with a 1.5Ghz dual-core processor, 8GB of on board memory with room for 32GB more through SD cards, 1GB of RAM, and an 8-megapixel camera capable of recording video in 1080p. All of this is packed away behind a 4.3-inch screen running at 960 x 540 resolution.

Also worth noting is the phone's LTE and NFC functionality, along with global roaming capabilities. Finally, the phone can take a hit or two, so if you're a clumsy person you might want to give this a look before you opt for something more delicate. All in all, it isn't too bad a handset, and if you want one, you've got less than a week to wait before you can bring one home.

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