It looks like we can now finally confirm the existence of the Motorola Photon Q. After being touted by Sprint CEO Dan Hesse at the company’s Q2 earnings call this morning , Sprint is finally making it official. Sprint said that the Motorola Photon Q, a spin-off of the Motorola Photon 4G, will boast a five-row, PC-like QWERTY keyboard and a 4.3-inch ColorBoost display, as well as the ability to operate on Sprint’s 4G LTE network. Additional key features will include a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, an 8 megapixel rear-facing camera, an HD front-facing camera, and NFC support. The Motorola Photon Q will arrive running Android 4.0 a.k.a. Ice Cream Sandwich.
“Motorola Photon Q will be the first 4G LTE device with a QWERTY keyboard and world phone capabilities to join the Sprint line-up,” said David Owens, Vice President of Product Development at Sprint. “We want to make sure our 4G LTE handset portfolio has the full complement of choices for our customers. Adding a product with both a physical keyboard and world mode makes this a great addition to the Sprint family of devices.” The pricing and availability of the Motorola Photon Q will be announced within the next few weeks.