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    So guys Open WebOS is just 2 months away =D i just wanted to post this device because i feel like it will be a great canidate phone for those who want to keep a physical keyboard, and still want all the bells and whistles of all the android devices like LTE hd screen and camera and the usual. Let me know what you guys think

    Anticipated specs of the device:
    New Motorola slider for Sprint surfaces with Android 4.0, many mysteries - Engadget

    Sprint CEO saying its coming soon =DDDDDD
    Sprint's Motorola Photon Q LTE is coming 'very soon' - Engadget
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    It'll have a locked bootloader; in fact, all Motorola smartphones from the past year onward are starting to get updates to irreversibly lock the bootloader so another OS can't be loaded on it at all. Ever. You can't reverse it.

    My current Photon 4G keeps getting alerts every 4 hours as of a week ago asking me to update, but I keep cancelling them because I'm just not ready to give up my ability to change the OS if I choose to do so in the future.

    I wouldn't call any future or recent past Motorola devices candidates for Open webOS given this recent decision by Motorola to start locking their phones down with no recourse.

    Sorry. Any device with a locked bootloader is a no-go from the start.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dignitary View Post
    It'll have a locked bootloader; in fact, all Motorola smartphones from the past year onward are starting to get updates to irreversibly lock the bootloader so another OS can't be loaded on it at all. Ever. You can't reverse it.

    My current Photon 4G keeps getting alerts every 4 hours as of a week ago asking me to update, but I keep cancelling them because I'm just not ready to give up my ability to change the OS if I choose to do so in the future.

    I wouldn't call any future or recent past Motorola devices candidates for Open webOS given this recent decision by Motorola to start locking their phones down with no recourse.

    Sorry. Any device with a locked bootloader is a no-go from the start.

    Lol your whole post is now invalid

    Motorola to allow bootloader unlocking from Photon Q 4G LTE onwards - Engadget
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    <staff edit> color me pleased nonetheless? Motorola should probably try a little consistency in their message and follow-through.

    Now I might actually consider upgrading to the Q.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dignitary View Post
    <staff edit> but color me pleased nonetheless? Motorola should probably try a little consistency in their message and follow-through.

    Now I might actually consider upgrading to the Q.
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    I think im definitely gonna get this phone it comes out in august. I love my pre 2 but honestly i want new hardware, im not gonna let waiting for an os hold me back, im sure its a possibility that this phone could get a port anyways now that we know it has an unlocked bootloader...plus its a world phone so when i go to Germany ill just unlock it and get an O2 sim.
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    I can tell you I've been nothing but pleased with my Photon 4G (other than the recent bootloader lockdown); the hardware quality, worldphone capability, and general performance have been great. I imagine the Q will be just as good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dignitary View Post
    I can tell you I've been nothing but pleased with my Photon 4G (other than the recent bootloader lockdown); the hardware quality, worldphone capability, and general performance have been great. I imagine the Q will be just as good.
    Yea a buddy of mine here has the photon 4g and he loves it hes gonna be in germany with it this year too.

    I feel that the photon q is basically an upgraded photon with a keyboard which is awesome. If i could dual boot webos like my touchpad someday it will be a match made in heaven lol
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    Oh yea whos gonna go check it out if this turns out to be real ;D

    Sprint Motorola Photon Q release rumored for Aug. 19 | Android Central
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    Quote Originally Posted by NpManny View Post
    Oh yea whos gonna go check it out if this turns out to be real ;D

    Sprint Motorola Photon Q release rumored for Aug. 19 | Android Central
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    Quote Originally Posted by RumoredNow View Post
    I'm guessing: you?
    Yea lol i was hoping for a little more enthusiasm from the old sprint pre owners on here but i guess its just me for now
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    It looks mildly interesting, but it slides the wrong direction. Portrait sliders FTW!
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    So, I looked more into the Photon Q, on XDA's Photon boards and other places. Despite the fact I have almost no interest in a slider anymore, much less a landscape slider, I thought it was a decent piece of kit. Maybe even an upgrade candidate until...

    What stopped me cold in my tracks when researching the Photon Q was learning the SIM card is likely soldered into place in these units, which renders the idea of using local SIMs when traveling to another country pretty much a no-go; you end up having to pay Sprint's insane charges with no other option. If true, man, that's a red flag for me when it comes to my need for a good workhorse worldphone.

    I'll stick to my Photon 4G until a better worldphone comes about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dignitary View Post
    So, I looked more into the Photon Q, on XDA's Photon boards and other places. Despite the fact I have almost no interest in a slider anymore, much less a landscape slider, I thought it was a decent piece of kit. Maybe even an upgrade candidate until...

    What stopped me cold in my tracks when researching the Photon Q was learning the SIM card is likely soldered into place in these units, which renders the idea of using local SIMs when traveling to another country pretty much a no-go; you end up having to pay Sprint's insane charges with no other option. If true, man, that's a red flag for me when it comes to my need for a good workhorse worldphone.

    I'll stick to my Photon 4G until a better worldphone comes about.
    oO dude dont tell me that. My friend has the Photon as well and he unlocked it i guess cuz were in a program called eurotech and we go to germany for study abroad hes there now with it on O2 i think and i was planning to do the same next year when i go with this phone
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    This post pretty much sums it up for me: xda-developers - View Single Post - Motorola Photon Q 4g LTE

    Here's the whole conversation about the Q over at XDA. Pretty eye-opening. Motorola Photon Q 4g LTE - xda-developers
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    I love my photon q. Upgraded from the OG photon. Now if only we could get some Open webOS on it I'd love it even more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seventy_x_7 View Post
    I love my photon q. Upgraded from the OG photon. Now if only we could get some Open webOS on it I'd love it even more.
    ^^^This

    I honestly wish i knew more programming so i could help out

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