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  1. drexappeal

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  2. drexappeal

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    That's why the MoPho will become my dedicated phone for travelling internationally :D On top of that, it'll be my dedicated media player domestically. This is all after I decide on which phone to upgrade to.
     
  3. drexappeal

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    I was thinking more about this and, if Sprint wants to lock in some customers with the MoPho Q, they'd have to release the phone prior to Samsung's August 15 announcement (whatever it is) or the August 30 date that is supposed to be linked to the Galaxy Note 2.

    My best guess for release on the MoPho Q is August 5 or August 12 (if not earlier).
     
  4. Mr. Ed

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    Nothing on it yet ....
    Confirmed via Sammy....august 30th is 10.1 note
     
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    I'm so not impressed with the MoPho Q. It's a downgrade. It's got that stupid physical keyboard. It has 8gb (at least) less internal storage. It has a non-removable battery. It looks like that SIM card is non-removable too as a consequence of not being able to remove the battery. That means you are stuck paying Sprint's absolutely insanely outrageous international roaming charges if you travel with it.

    Oh and don't forget it's the same damn screen. No upgrade for that? Really?

    And webtop is gone baby gone...

    Oh and the only bone for customers is the unlocked boot loader. But who cares about that when you are getting a downgrade?

    I'm so disappointed. It looks like my next phone won't be a Motorola.

    I think Motorola really screwed the pooch on this one.
     
  6. KOLIO

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    MOTOROLA knocked one out of the park w/the RAZR MAXX for VZW. Why they rolled out gimped models for SPRINT & AT&T is anyone's guess.
     
  7. drexappeal

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    My guess would be Verizon Payola...LOL.
     
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    Like many of you, personally, I am not interested in the Moto Photon Q. That being said, Sprint is (err... was) in desperate need of a high-end phone with a physical/qwerty keyboard, as well as a World Phone. So, it makes sense they launch one. I think that the Moto Photon Q certainly fits that bill. It is exactly what many people want/need.
    I'm loving my EVO LTE, but would love to see Sprint and Moto bring something that competes with it. At least this gives me no regrets on purchasing my new EVO LTE. The EVO is awesome... battery, screen, speed, camera... list goes on... is amazing! :) Good luck with your new phone hunt guys.. I found mine! Long Live The EVO!
     
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    LTEvo here I come.

    Motorola, you completely blew this one. You'll be lucky to get a couple thousand sales for this gimped piece of junk! MoPho Q! What a joke!
     
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    Yeah the Photon Q is not my cup of tea. I'm very satisfied with my Nexus. The Q will please those that need a keyboard though.
     
  11. Mr. Ed

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    There have been no official specs on the q released.

    For now the only thing I have us what we already know...its coming in the next few weeks
     
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    Except by Sprint themselves.

    Sorry, but the MoPho Q is a joke for those of us who hoped for a real upgrade. Anyone wanting a decent LTE phone with a keyboard on Sprint might go for it, but international travelers would be advised to stay far, far away and the wash in spec bumps/downgrades is an insult to us Photon owners.
     
  13. Mr. Ed

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    Lol that is awesome. The info gave us in store not but 2 hours ago had no specs Other than world phone and an enhanced screen, along with some smartapp features. Technically that info was released yesterday...maybe the website was up today?


    This is a prime example of what I refer to when people ask me about releases. When I do have solid info, Sprint usually isn't the source
     
  14. drexappeal

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    I wouldn't go as far as to say it's a "piece of junk," because I know there are many people in the world (especially the business world) that still have a need for a physical qwerty keyboard phone. That said, it's definitely not an "upgrade," per se, from the original MoPho.

    As long as this thing has the same pricetag, or lower, as the Atrix HD, I think it'll do decent sales for Sprint.
     
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    No worries, Mr. Ed. It's completely understandable. I've said it before, but that's one thing that makes it so hard for reps at the ground level. Sometimes, I wish the "executive" offices would take more consideration into giving their reps at least a slight heads-up on info that will be going out through Publicity/Marketing on official press releases. Little things like that make a world of difference for the reps on the ground floor to provide more thorough customer support (and save them from getting into harassing conversations with customers that carry a sense of "entitlement").
     
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    This is so completely odd to me.

    Motorola ATRIX HD LTE heading to Virgin Mobile | MobileSyrup.com

    Virgin mobile (Sprint owned subsidiary) gets the Atrix HD, which isn't quite an upgrade from the MoPho (w/ less internal storage), but no real "upgrade" to the original MoPho on Sprint? Someone is really misinforming Dan Hesse of what will be "in demand."
     
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  18. Tommydaniel

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    That's not Virgin Mobile USA. Outside of the US, Virgin Mobile is completely different.
     
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    And if Sprint is the source, everyone else already knows as well.
     
  20. drexappeal

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    I see. Didn't realize there was a non-domestic us provider for virgin.
     
  21. Mr. Ed

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    Well...none of my info over the past two years came from sprint...I have only worked for them for a month lol
     
  22. Tommydaniel

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    I don't think you understood what I was saying...
     
  23. Mr. Ed

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    I did :)

    Was just clarifying for others.

    I come under scrutiny on XDA every once in a while so gotta cover all the bases
     
  24. ravenas

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    There isn't. Virgin Mobile USA started as a prepaid experiment by Richard Branson's British Virgin Mobile company. They leased spectrum from Sprint and launched a pay-as-you-go prepaid model in the US. It was fairly successful. But then Virgin Mobile pulled out (around the time the record stores shut down) and Sprint bought them up. So now Sprint owns the prepaid carrier VirginMobileUSA and just keeps the name.

    My first carrier was Virgin Mobile USA. That's one of the reasons when I went to a full contract I went to Sprint. I knew from experience what sort of coverage I'd get on the network. I had about a decade to learn and travel with it.

    The phone quoted is going to Virgin Mobile in the UK. VM USA doesn't have LTE. At least not until Sprint gets it first.;)
     
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    I'm confused. This would mean that there is a non-domestic US provider for Virgin, but I'm gathering that you meant Virgin Mobile UK and Virgin Mobile US are not affiliated.
     

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