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Motorola Photon Q might be released on August 19

August 8, 2012

Folks, we may have hit a breakthrough on the Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE’s release date. Thanks to Phone Dog’s trusted source, you can now circle August 19 on your non-digital calendar as the launch date of the Photon Q on Sprint. While it’s not official yet and Sprint has yet to confirm, it’s better than the “coming very soon” information that we’ve been hearing about for the past weeks.

As far as the specs go, the Photon Q should sport a dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 processor, 4.3-inch ColorBoost HD display, 8MP rear camera, and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The Photon Q is also a quad-band phone, which means you can take the phone on your globe-trotting journey if you do so wish.

Keyboard purists are looking forward to the Motorola Photon Q mainly for its 5-row slide-out keyboard. As for modders, they are waiting for Moto to make good on its words to deliver the phone with an unlockable bootloader. The company hasn’t provided enough details on how future owners of the Photon Q would be able to unlock the phone easily, so there are still some blanks here that we hope Motorola can soon fill in.

Guess we’ll find out soon enough if the tip is accurate in the coming days. In the meantime, we’ll keep you posted.