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Old July 28th, 2011, 12:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Woo... I like the looks of this! Very clean UI with predominantly "black on white" menus which is better outdoors. Even the Swype keyboard is black-on-white... nice! "Cool Down Mode"? Interesting... Lots to dig into here for those of us who "can't wait"
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4-color LED... sweet!
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Custom white Swype keyboard. Cool!
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"Cool Down Mode"? Interesting...
I left mine in the cup holder of my call in direct sunlight all day once and came back to the cool down warning. Held it in front of the air conditioner vent for a minute or two and it went away. Totally my fault but a cool feature, kept my phone from frying
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I really like the Moto customizations, at least from what I see in the User Guide. Unless they slow the phone or sap the battery, I don't really see the downside.
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sprint 4g provides your device with wireless internet access over greater distances than wi-fi and delivers data transfer rates of up to 30 mbps. To connect your device to the sprint 4g network, you need access to a sprint 4g base station.

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It says specifically in there Lapdock so it will be coming eventually
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The motorola phone portal lools cool. Hopefully better then some other apps out there.
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My favorite is being able to set up exchange to distinguish between "email" and "corporate." NICE! Hopefully, the security needs on the Photon are enough to finally have the IT department let me use my own phone for emails!
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during testing my fastest speed was1400.07 kbps
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during testing my fastest speed was1400.07 kbps
In DC Area on the EVO 4G i get wimax performance up to 9Mbit depending on if i am outside or inside. inside i get around 3Mbit (lolololool)

I wonder if the Photon will get better indoor Wimax performance. I only use wimax when i am really desperate for speed, I dont need any benchmarks to be released to tell me that the 4G Wimax will drain battery life.
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"If you need to plug an HDMI or micro USB cable into
your phone while it is resting on the kickstand, you can
also rotate the phone and rest it with the micro USB
and HDMI connectors on the top."

Looks like you can use it "upside down" with the kickstand and plug the cables in at the same time. I always thought that seemed dumb, but it looks like they have it covered.

It also looks like you may be able to use the webtop app without the dock, and just an HDMI cable and Bluetooth keyboard.
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Hmmm, kept my EVO cable "just in case..."

A very nice User Guide... a few typos but all in all very nice.
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also rotate the phone and rest it with the micro USB
and HDMI connectors on the top."

Looks like you can use it "upside down" with the kickstand and plug the cables in at the same time. I always thought that seemed dumb, but it looks like they have it covered.

It also looks like you may be able to use the webtop app without the dock, and just an HDMI cable and Bluetooth keyboard.
I read that too and it seemed a little odd to me. I wonder how that works. Shawheim already confirmed that it can stand up vertically, which eliminated the issue of charging while using (for what I would do in using it as a desk clock at night and charging), but this could be useful for me at work as well.

Only thing I can think of is maybe there's a locking mechanism that'll allow the kickstand to hold the weight of the phone, while it's flat against a surface?
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I seen that to. *fingers crossed*
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Looks like there is an FM radio in there. Not that it matters much.
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yeah i downloaded and even printed the thing. Even though i really didn't need to since I'm getting it tomorrow. So i feel bad I just killed a tree.

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and HDMI connectors on the top."

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It also looks like you may be able to use the webtop app without the dock, and just an HDMI cable and Bluetooth keyboard.
It will stand on either side or vertically, when the kickstand is open its perfectly centered so the balance for both sides is the same.
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yeah i downloaded and even printed the thing. Even though i really didn't need to since I'm getting it tomorrow. So i feel bad I just killed a tree.

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does it say if it comes with a microHDMI cable?
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does it say if it comes with a microHDMI cable?
Nothing in the box the phone battery and charger. Oh and the manuals. But that is what makes it interesting. The manual says that you need to buy an accesory to use webtop and an accessory is an hdmi cable so heres to hoping that works or we are stuck with a 100 dollar dock.
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Nothing in the box the phone battery and charger. Oh and the manuals. But that is what makes it interesting. The manual says that you need to buy an accesory to use webtop and an accessory is an hdmi cable so heres to hoping that works or we are stuck with a 100 dollar dock.
I went ahead and ordered one from amazon just in case

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Ok, so when we get the phone we have to charge it for at least 3 hours before turning it on and playing with it? Thats going to be hard to do. Ill need will power!

Anyone plan on charging it longer then the 3 hours? Reason?
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Ok, so when we get the phone we have to charge it for at least 3 hours before turning it on and playing with it? Thats going to be hard to do. Ill need will power!

Anyone plan on charging it longer then the 3 hours? Reason?
Once it's plugged in, why not turn the power on and use it while it's charging?
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When do you get your Photon? Are you going to have to wait a month or two for your business upgrade. I hope not for your sake.
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Congrats on going Green Drex

When do you get your Photon? Are you going to have to wait a month or two for your business upgrade. I hope not for your sake.
Much appreciated on the congrats, Pyro.

I'll be at Best Buy down the hill from my house at store opening. Didn't end up going through corporate purchasing, which I would've done through my rep...but there's still no "added" bonus to buying through them because it's the same price as everywhere else.

I really, really hope that the added security measure put on the Photon will pass the needs of our IT department. I'm in a catch 22 position because I'm not high enough in position to be granted a corporate phone, but my responsibilities are high enough to really need to have access to my work emails when I step away from my desk...so, I'm important enough as far as the responsibilities, but not as far as "official" position. So tough to get that justified (especially because they prefer people not using their personal accounts for business, even though I access work emails through web access all the time).
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Oh good, no corporate bonuses = less hassle. No waiting around like you did for the Evo 4G if I'm remembering right. Maybe Best Buy will even match that walmart price for you, then it will be a win win. I'll be watching for your thoughts once you get your phone in hand.
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Oh good, no corporate bonuses = less hassle. No waiting around like you did for the Evo 4G if I'm remembering right. Maybe Best Buy will even match that walmart price for you, then it will be a win win. I'll be watching for your thoughts once you get your phone in hand.
Oh, no, you're thinking of when I waited for the mogul!...lol...wow, pretty good memory.

Last time I did corporate purchasing, rep messed order up, sent 3 different phones b4 mogul finally sent.

BB hopefully will match walmart.
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