The Atrix HD runs on Google's Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, and features two cameras and expandable memory.
Mobile phone maker Motorola is reaching into
the business-oriented smartphone market with the release of the touch-screen
Atrix HD, which sports a bevy of security and productivity features and a
DuPont Kevlar fiber casing for enhanced strength and durability.
A large 4.5-inch HD ColorBoost display, made
of scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass, graces the front, and the
SmartActions application allows users to customize the phone according to their
daily routine. The handset runs on Googles Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
Motorola did not release information
regarding the price of the handset.
With the fully integrated and free
SmartActions app, the phone intelligently automates daily routines and suggests
ways to personalize the phone. For instance, road warriors might find use for
the Drive Smart rule. If accepted, it sets the phone to auto-reply to calls and
texts and enables hands-free conversations. Only users can choose whether or
not to accept the suggestions, which are based on the time, place and
situation. If busy, SmartActions will offer up the Meeting rule. By accepting
this, the Atrix HD silences its ringer and activates the auto-text reply, but
also selectively lets predesignated VIP callers through.
Theres also a rule that recognizes when its
time to preserve battery power. With the Battery Extender rule, the handset
automatically dims its display, turns off the GPS and disables background data.
The handset also supports 4G Long-Term Evolution (LTE) and sports a 1.5GHz
dual-core processor. In addition, government-grade encryption protects your
email, contacts and calendar, while the virtual private network (VPN) feature
keeps users plugged into the office when theyre away. The Atrix also has a
mirror mode function to present documents directly from the phone to a larger
Additional productivity features include an
HD Dock and USB, and the handset also sports a Webcam and a high-speed 8-megapixel
camera that zooms in or out with touch-screen control. Motorola has also
included a 1.3MP front camera for video conferencing. In addition, users can
take snapshots while video recording by pressing the capture button, and the
1080p high-definition video recorder features advanced 30-FPS (frames per
Other features include advanced speech-recognition technology
by Google, call transfer between handsets, WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity, GPS
and location services, and a wide range of Google mobile applications,
including Calendar, Contact Sync, Maps and Talk. The Atrix also boasts
expandable storage (up to 32GB) for when users require it via a microSD slot.
Nathan Eddy is Associate Editor, Midmarket, at eWEEK.com. Before joining eWEEK.com, Nate was a writer with ChannelWeb and he served as an editor at FierceMarkets. He is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.