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C Spire Announces Its 4G LTE Network Is Officially Live, Brings With It The Motorola Photon Q And

The major wireless carriers aren’t the only ones moving towards the 4G LTE Promised Land— regional carriers are moving there too. Formerly known as Cellular South, C Spire announced it has launched its 4G LTE service in the Greenville and McComb markets starting today. The hope is that its newly launched and ever-expanding service will bring blazing network speeds and awesome 4G-capable devices. Oh and speaking of which– C Spire also announced the Motorola Photon Q smartphone will be available for $199 on-contract, while the Samsung Galaxy S III will be “coming soon”.

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source: C Spire
via: Android Central

Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE Review: Hands-Down The Best QWERTY Slider Phone Available On Sprint’s Network


As Sprint has launched bigger and better smartphones for 2012, it’s only natural that we see an entrant in the QWERTY arena and that’s why Sprint decided to bring its customers the Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE smartphone. Now many of you are thinking wait a minute— the original Photon 4G was neither an LTE smartphone nor a phone with a slide-out keyboard. While those two points are certainly true, the 2012 refresh of the Photon Q certainly has a lot going for it. There’s a fast processor, gorgeous ColorBoost display and a pretty slick design. Moreover, it doesn’t hurt the physical keyboard is possibly one of the best keyboards on an Android phone.

The Photon Q has internals that competes quite nicely with other premium phones, but the phone is priced at a princely sum of $200. That’s certainly a far cry from Motorola’s Atrix HD which is essentially a premium smartphone priced at $100. Then again Sprint’s other QWERTY smartphones currently in its lineup are the Samsung Epic 4G that is priced at $100— despite it being a two-year old device and the Kyocera Rise smartphone priced at $20. So in essence, the Photon Q certainly has an edge over the other QWERTY devices because of the fact that well, there’s virtually no other phone to compete with in Sprint’s lineup as far as pure specs and raw power. So is Sprint’s newest Motorola toy worth the price? Join us after the break to see if the phone is indeed worth the money.

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