U.S. Cellular Getting Motorola Electrify (Photon 4G) This Month

We first learned of the Motorola Photon 4G, and all its angular lines, when the manufacturer announced late last spring that the Android smartphone would be making an eventual appearance on Sprint. Sure enough, by the end of July, the Photon was upon us. While the Photon continues to have a home at Sprint, its twin is about to arrive at U.S. Cellular, as the Motorola Electrify.

The name change aside, the Electrify is the same ol’ Photon 4G we’re familiar with. That means it will keep the 4.3-inch qHD display (and unfortunate PenTile arrangement), same dual-core 1GHz Tegra 2 processor, and the 16GB internal flash storage of the Photon (expandable via microSD). Similarly, you can still hook the phone up to Motorola’s WebTop accessories to do some real web browsing on a full-sized display.

Sprint launched the Photon 4G at around $200 on-contract, and that’s the same way U.S. Cellular is kicking-off its own sales of the smartphone. If a release date has been set, U.S. Cellular is keeping it on the hush-hush for now, only offering that the Electrify will come to carrier “later this month”.

Source: U.S. Cellular

Via: Android Central

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