In a press event in New York City, Motorola unveiled their new flagship 4G compatible device, the Motorola Photon. This new device comes loaded with NVIDIA Tegra 2 chip with 1 GHz, a 4.3″ 540 x 960 screen and an 8 megapixel from camera with 720p video recording. It also comes with 16 GB of built in storage 1 GB RAM and a SD slot for up to 32 GB cards. The Photon has the ability to be docked onto a laptop which will help users see contents on a larger screen as well. It also comes with a built-in Webtopmode which allows users do things like run a desktop version of Firefox web browser.
This new phone is tagged as being the device that strengthens ties between Sprint and Motorola. Although the two companies have collaborated on entry level phones for almost 15 years, Sprint’s Vice President says that the Motorola Photon will be considered one of sprints most important flagship phones. In the past Samsung and HTC have been Sprint’s favorite smartphone markers, but the VP says that both Sprint and Motorola realized that they would both benefit from extending their partnership to a larger number of devices.
Sprint and Motorola’s new partnership should help strengthen both companies. Motorola has been criticized for depending too heavily on Verizon sales and had been urged by analysts to diversify its carriers. Sprint, on the other hand, has a long lineup of 4G phones from HTC and Samsung but still doesn’t offer the iPhone, which puts the company at a major disadvantage to AT&T and Verizon. Having Motorola on their side might be able to raise Sprint’s popularity with tech-savvy users. Lets see how the new Photon is able to improve the path for both Motorola and Sprint.