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Lucky Android Central reader gets his Motorola Photon a little early

What's 4.3 inches of Tegra 2 power, chock full of on-board storage, and sitting in Android Central reader Shawheim's pocket?  Why the Motorola Photon, of course.  It looks like he was lucky enough to come across someone selling a unit on the web, and like any self-respecting Android geek he jumped.  He was kind enough to post a handful of pictures and some initial thoughts in the forums, and while I don;t want to spoil anything, he says "its a BEAST!"

It's coming for the rest of us on July 31, but in the meantime we can all hang out in the Motorola Photon 4G forums and patiently wait.  Be sure to visit and check out all his pics!

Source: Android Central forumsThanks, Shawheim!

Jerry Hildenbrand
Jerry Hildenbrand

Jerry is an amateur woodworker and struggling shade tree mechanic. There's nothing he can't take apart, but many things he can't reassemble. You'll find him writing and speaking his loud opinion on Android Central and occasionally on Twitter.

11 Comments
  • Locked bootloader?
  • Just miiiiiiight have been able to overlook Blur IF there was an NFC Chip and 2.3.4... but no.... SGS2 it still is
  • ACtually, it is running 2.3.4 As for NFC, I was pissed when they didn't put it on the Evo 3D. But, as others have said, it will be another year before NFC becomes a breakout feature. As of now, there isn;t much use for it. It was a hard pill to swallow, because like you, I like the latest tech in my phone. That being said, I love my Evo 3D and I have no doubt that this Photon will be an equal beast to be reckoned with. I don't travel much, but when I do, its not outside the US, so I so no need to wait to get a World Phone. I will not knock whoever waited to get this sexy device, Hell, I'm even a little jealous. (But only just a little, LOL. Evo 3D still owns!)
  • I'm confused. The last post for the specs of this phone said it had the TI OMAP 4430 dual-core processor. Now this says it's Tegra 2. Which one is it?
  • This has Tegra
  • really looking forward to owning one of these! this is a world phone right?
  • Yes it is.
  • Lucky fella!
  • I can't wait till next month to see an epic blow by blow Fight of the Motorola Photon vs. Droid Bionic.
  • I still haven't seen a clear answer: does the Photon have a pentile screen like the Atrix?
  • I cannot wait to get the Photon!! He is very lucky to get one early.