General Motorola Photon for Sprint

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  1. DroidBabe

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    Woooooow!! This device looks amazing!

    www.sprint.com/photon

    I think I want it. I would jump from AT&T to Sprint in a heartbeat. I wish it was on sale today!
     

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  2. cds0699

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    Moved to the Android lounge, does look like a nice phone :)
     
  3. jroc

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    Just saw this. Time to read up on it some more...
     
  4. ArmageddonX

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    I want to know:
    A.) Does it run Motoblur?
    B.) Is it a PenTile LCD?
    C.) Is it unlocked?
     
  5. Bnice

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    Sprint is not playing..looks nice.
     
  6. AndroidSPCS

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    Great phone. I'd buy one if it had an unlocked bootloader.
     
  7. DroidBabe

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    A.) Does it run Motoblur?
    It runs the newer version of MotoBlur which looks amazing!
    B.) Is it a PenTile LCD?
    No idea
    C.) Is it unlocked?
    Yes!! :D
     
  8. Cozmosis

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    Looks pentile from the shots.
     
  9. Godfather13

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    Damn, just when I think Im ready to jump on the Evo 3D bandwagon, this comes along. Decisions, decisions.
     
  10. ArmageddonX

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  12. Thefoodman52

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    Well, today, IOWA showed me the Moto Photon that's coming to sprint.

    First thought, 'AWESOME!! Now I can have the hardware that I had with the X 2, on sprint, AND THE BOOTLOADER IS FIXED!'

    Then I saw they retracted their statement about the bootloader being unlocked, replacing it with one stating it will indeed still be locked. I am super bummed now... was actually 100% sold on this thing too! Damn..... Moto, when are you gonna get your *poo* straight?
     
  13. momoceio

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    Locked boot loader helps get them the corporate sales...
     
  14. Bnice

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    You said IOWA , is he back or still banned?
     
  15. jroc

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    And with the news that the govt is starting to replace Blackberries with Androids and iPhones...I think Moto and their encrypted bootloader might be an advantage for getting corporate and govt contracts.
     
  16. jroc

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    No, its Motorolas first Android smartphone with WiMax on Sprint. The EVO and Epic were WiMax too. The EVO Shift probably is too. And probably some other Android phones I dont know about on Sprint...lol
     
  17. woop

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    Moved to Photon forum.
     
  18. drexappeal

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    Right now, this is top on my list for possible upgrade.

    Can anybody link me to some sort of explanation regarding pentile display? I'm not really picky about screens, as long as they're clear enough for me to read/see, but I'd like to see why there are so many complaints about that. Not sure if the Photon is a pentile display because I haven't seen any specifics mentioned about it.
     
  19. jroc

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    ^I guess we can start here:

    http://androidforums.com/htc-evo-3d/303494-how-does-qhd-compare-super-amoled.html

    http://androidforums.com/android-lounge/274897-samoled-vs-slcd-vs-qhd-vs-retina-display.html

    There are some Droid X2 threads about Pentile:

    http://androidforums.com/motorola-droid-x2/343147-dx1-dx2-screen-comparisons.html

    Got my X2 - Page 8 - Droid Forum - Verizon Droid & the Motorola Droid Forum

    Anyone else noticed.. - Page 2 - Droid Forum - Verizon Droid & the Motorola Droid Forum

    Like with the Amoled vs. LCD debates...you will have to see it in person. I like the Photon, Bionic and the DX2....but Pentile is one thing I hated about Amoled screens from last year. Then I saw where someone said it looked different on the Sensation or EVO 3D? Its all a crap shoot...lol
     
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  20. momoceio

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    Supposedly Moto isn't calling the UI MotoBlur anymore...I think because it got a bad rep
     
  21. Thefoodman52

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    Yea, he's been perma banned from ever coming back to AF. So... that was that with him. I still keep in touch with him though.
     
  22. drexappeal

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    I was reading through the threads you posted and based on what I've read, if the screen is a Pentile display, I don't think it's going to be an issue for my needs. In my situation, the fact that this phone is focused towards business, but also combines multimedia needs, it really is an ideal choice for me.

    So far, the only thing that is a little disappointing (as far as specs are concerned) is the front facing camera is like .3 mp, which is probably going to be a big drop off from the 1.3 I have on my EVO. Only time I use the FFC is for pics I'm taking with friends/family (because I hate handing my phone to someone I don't know to take a picture...LOL). I don't really video chat, when I need to talk to someone and any video conferencing that I do is done via computer or a direct feed at the office.
     
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    I thought it had already been posted in here, but I'm posting again, just so you all can take a look. Sprint's official press release as a more detailed "fact sheet." It's not necessarily all the information that everyone might want, but at least these are the official specs that Sprint is offering for public knowledge at this time:
    Sprint Newsroom | Motorola Photon 4G fact sheet
     
  25. Smiles

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    I have an EVO 3G. I cannot envision what else anyone would want. For instance, what will a dual core processor do for me? Are my calls going to complete faster? Are Angry Birds going to fly faster? I think it is just a reason to keep device prices high. It's like the old days of the Microsoft-Intel spiral.
     

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