Motorola Atrix 4G May Be Coming March 1

 
 
By Clint Boulton  |  Posted 2011-01-16 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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 introduced 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 handset option.

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 their choice.

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 calls.

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.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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