Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 16th Apr 2013 17:30 UTC
Google "The first Google-influenced Motorola phones will start to appear in the second half of 2013, Wicks said, and if you like smaller form-factor devices or stock Android, you're going to be excited." This is exactly what the market needs, to be honest. Stock Android phones straight from Google that aren't Nexus devices. Nexus devices are nice, but are available in a limited set of countries only, and the Nexus 4 is continuously out of stock. Hopefully Motorola will do a better job on the availability front.
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RE: How about physical keyboards?
by phoenix on Tue 16th Apr 2013 21:02 UTC in reply to "How about physical keyboards?"
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Motorola Photon Q (unfortunately only available on Sprint) is what you are looking for. If they ever make a GSM/LTE version of that, with updated SoC, I'll gladly buy one at full price.

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I believe the Photon Q is just a Sprint-ized Droid 4, PenTile screen and all.

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Nope. It's very different from the Droid4. I had both in my possession for a bit last year. The Photon Q has much higher build quality. IMO, the Q is what the D4 should have been ... as the Q is much more of an upgrade to the D3 than the D4 is.

The SoC in the Q is slightly faster with a better GPU. The dimensions are different, with the Q being slightly smaller. The keyboards are completely different, with the Q having the better one.

If the Q had been GSM-compatible, I'd be using it right now. And I found the Droid4 to be too bulky and slow, in comparison.

Here's a brief comparison of the two, although it's missing some info:,M...

Edited 2013-04-16 21:30 UTC

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