Motorola unveiled its first WiMAX-capable Android Smartphone called “Motorola Photon 4G”.
“Photon 4G has a 4.3″ (540 x 960) touchscreen display, dual-core Nvidia Tegra 2 Processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of storage with microSD support up to 32GB, worldwide GSM roaming, dual cameras (8MP/720p with dual flash, VGA), Android 2.3, mobile hotspot capability and and Motorola’s impressive Webtop functionality first showcased by Atrix 4G.”
It’s expected to launch later this summer, when Sprint will announce pricing and accessory support.
It’s got power, 4G connectivity, and the thing that has come to be a defining feature for this class of smartphone: a kickstand.
It’s because the majority of kickstand phones have a 4.3″ screen (EVO 4G, EVO 3D, Thunderbolt, Photon 4G) and are marketed as the acme of mobile video consumption. Noteworthy exceptions include the HTC 7 Surround, which has a kickstand to accommodate its stereo speaker, and the HTC Imagio which only has a 3.6″ screen, but is billed as being “like having your TV and your computer in your pocket.”
The largest screen a device can have and still be called a smartphone is presently found on the Infuse 4G from Samsung which has a monstrous 4.5″ Super AMOLED screen.