In today’s smartphone world where most handsets are full-touchscreen devices, it is getting harder to find a very capable smartphone with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard especially if you are the type that never got the hang of typing on a touchscreen and would rather do your messaging chores on a physical keyboard. The search for such device ended with the release of the Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE – a smartphone with all the bells and whistles with that lovely slideout QWERTY keyboard to make your messaging life a whole lot easier.
However, that QWERTY keyboard is not the only good thing the Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE has to offer. It also has an impressive specs sheet with fire-breathing components under the hood that can take the battle to the bad boys of the smartphone competition. With this handset as your mobile weapon of choice, you wouldn’t have to worry about typographical errors whenever you’re typing out a quick SMS or an email to family and friends.
And to top it all off, the Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE will also get a taste of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean in the near future. This piece of news has been confirmed by none other than Motorola who already revised its Android software update page to confirm that the QWERTY-packing smartphone will indeed get upgraded to the latest iteration of the Google mobile operating system. Sad to say, there was no indication though as to when the Android 4.1 refresh will finally land on the Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE. Though that may be the case, this is still great news for owners of the handset because they are already assured that in the months to come, they will also get to enjoy the features of Jelly Bean on their respective handsets.
In other news, other Motorola handsets are also scheduled to get upgraded to Jelly Bean and these devices are the Droid Razr M, Droid Razr HD, Droid Razr Maxx HD, Atrix HD, Electrify 2, Droid Razr, Droid Razr Maxx, Droid 4 and Droid Bionic. Similar to the Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE, Motorola is yet to announce as to when these devices will finally get their just dessert of Android 4.1 Jelly Beam.
As for the Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE, the handset was announced back in July but was made available off the shelves in August. It is already on Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich and a dual-core 1.5 GHz processor under its hood works in conjunction with a full gigabyte of RAM to generate the computing power needed by the handset for a flawless performance. Storage space on the Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE comes up to 8GB although the handset has a dedicated microSD card slot for memory expansion purposes so the meager internal storage of the handset shouldn’t be a problem at all. Display-wise, the Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE sports a 4.3-inch TFT panel with a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels while its dual-shooter configuration features a main 8MP shooter at its back panel and an HD snapper at its front bezel for video calls and self-portraits.