Last Updated: Jul 29,2011
End of July would be so perfect, but I'm not holding my breathe about it.
Yea, you would think if it were going to drop in July it would actually have the date by now.
Yeah. Campaign would've started too.
FWIW, I was in a Sprint store yesterday (7/5/11) and the sales guy said he had UNofficially heard that the Photon would be available on 7/18 - one day before the VirginMobile Moto Triumph. As I said this is NOT an offiical date but seems to be the rumor within Sprint's own ranks. I put my name on a list and they said they'd call me when they're ready to take an order.
Sprint didn't give the release date for the EVo3D two weeks before the release, so there is still some time for an official announcement.
I wouldn't get discourage just yet.
Seeing as Sprint doesn't seem to like mid-week releases, I am betting the release is going sometime around the 29th to the 31st.
I will tell you this, I got the Evo 3D and as a phone its been a huge disappointment, difficult to hear people sometimes, hoping the motorola radio and call quality is better, and motorola has always offered great signal and call quality, so if it is the 18th, that would be awesome!
That early? Wow, I hate to say I hope he's wrong. That's way sooner than I anticipated and might not have the cash set aside that I would've liked to have by then.
At the same time, I just couldn't see that happening, considering no official release date has been announced and they haven't really done any marketing for the release.
i dont think Sprint is a big fan of advertising before a device is released (ala nexus ,evo shift,conquer moto XPRT) I peronally think it is a real possibilty that this phone releases somewhere between july 18 -july 24. I dont know any "inside scoop " just kinda how i see this all going down. Also if i might add..... the samsung galaxy s2 has been rumored to be out sometime in july and i havent even heard of a official release of the phone from sprint. iknow , i know we have leaks of the phone bieng named the Samsung Within ...but it still has not been OFICIALLY announced by Sprint or any other company in the states for that matter. Basiclly just hurry up and come to me Photon ! before i change my mind and fall in love with another phone! A Whorre i am lol
Well you are saying "somewhere between july 18 -july 24." and someone else mentioned July 17, which makes sense since Sprint employees need to be trained on the features of the new phone (usually a day before) so both statements make sense.
As for you drex not having the money. its nothing a simple bank robbery can't handle. I plan on doing Chase, but hear Bank of America is easy too.
TS out (in handcuffs led away by homeland security)
Hahaha, ts, u crack me up bro. Nah, I have the money, but it's budgeted for other things right now.
Credit card will likely be the route I take.
The 17th is a monday I believe, Sprint usually releases high end phones fridays or Sundays
Im using Go Launcher and really like it so far. There were some widgets I miss a bit from Sense but overall its a big improvement over sense since it constantly crashes and reboots on me. I didnt notice any difference with battery life.
Since the fcc filing was made, if it's anything like the evo 3d release, we're looking at the last week of july, which goes in line with the joint release reports with the triumph and another phone I can't remember.
Since updating my Evo to Gingerbread it has become a huge p.o.s.! When I bought it from Best Buy they were just starting their Buy Back program & enrolled me free of charge. I plan on testing that program out as soon as the Photon is released (hopefully this month). If I upgrade within 6 months of the purchase date I get 1/2 of the retail price to put towards a new phone (Photon). I'm realllllllly hoping this is all they make it out to be.
I don't even know if ATT knows.
Corporate store manager says they were told two more weeks till first shipment arrives but didn't know the actual release date.
I like the fact that this phone has an extra mic for noise cancellation, every high end phone should have that, makes a huge difference with call clarity
Two weeks means it might be the 24th
Sprint rep told me end of the month
The 25th is a Monday and the last week of the months, so it's all starting to make sense. I just ordered my screen protection for my photon.
Do you really think that's necessary given that it has Gorilla Glass?
Well I have an EVO 4G right now and it has gorilla glass and it is still very scratch able.
and it is only $7 at amazon anyway.
Thanks Rico college. I checked Amazon and don't see a screensaver specific to the 4g. Can you send a link to what you chose, please?
Anyone confirm the release date yet? or have a really good idea when its coming?
It says coming soon on sprints site
Sprint | Introducing the Motorola Photon
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