Motorola's Atrix 4G may be launching March, according to a leaked internal screen from AT&T. The device could provide a nice answer to the Verizon iPhone 4.
Motorola's Atrix 4G was unveiled less than two weeks ago,
but the dual-core handset served by AT&T now has a March 1 landing date.
Android Central uncovered this leaked internal AT&T screen
showing March 1 as the launch date for the
device. That would mesh would AT&T's promised to launch it in the first
quarter this year.
However, one may be forgiven for taking the actual
landing date with a grain of salt, as the blog noted that March 1 falls on a
Tuesday this year and AT&T typically launches phones on Sunday.
Another missing piece of intel is the price point. eWEEK expects the
high-end handset will set customers back $200 to $250 on contract.
Motorola Mobility CEO Sanjay Jha
the Motorola Atrix 4G Jan. 5 at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show
in Las Vegas.
The device, which Jha boasted would be the "most powerful smartphone," will incorporate a dual-core Nvidia Tegra 2 chip, making it more powerful than the Android
handsets fueled by 1 GHz chips today.
The Atrix 4G, which will easily be the most interesting
Android handset AT&T has a 4-inch, quarter high-definition screen and is
powered by Android 2.2.
The device even flashes biometric security via
fingerprint reader to safeguard users' content, making it useful as a corporate
However, the handset's most attractive feature could well
be its capability to port its content
to a desktop or laptop computer.
Corporate workers with Atrix 4G handsets will easily be
able to tether their content and applications to a larger screen just by
plugging the handset into the docking stations and larger-screen devices of
Users' apps will be managed by a Webtop application
running Mozilla Firefox 3.16.13. While in the Webtop app, users can run their
Android apps in a window, browse Websites, send instant messages and make phone
EWEEK caught a couple demonstrations of this capability
at CES and found them to be interesting to say the least.
The Atrix 4G could become AT&T's flagship Android handset, providing a nice answer to the iPhone 4 on Verizon Wireless