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AT&T Motorola Atrix 4G: The World’s Most Powerful Smartphone/Smartbook? [UPDATE]

January 5, 2011 | by Michael Heller

Android News, AT&T, Motorola


If these announcements from AT&T don’t scream, “We’re losing iPhone exclusivity, so we need more Android!” I don’t know what else could be happening. On top of the announcements for the Samsung Infuse, and HTC Inspire, to round out the big 3 Android manufacturers, AT&T announced the Motorola Atrix 4G.

The Motorola Atrix looks like the previously revealed Olympus, featuring 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of storage, a Tegra 2 processor, and an HDMI out port, with an HD dock. As with the other phones, “4G” means HSPA+ not LTE for the Atrix.

[UPDATE 1] Motorola has also announced that the Atrix will come with something simply called the “Laptop Dock”, which will pair with an app called “Webtop” to turn the phone into a smartbook.


The official Motorola Atrix website is up. The spec sheet is as follows:

  • NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core 1 Ghz processor
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 16 GB internal memory
  • 4 inch QHD display (supposedly refreshes faster than other screens)
  • 5 MP rear camera and VGA front facing camera
  • Fingerprint scanning security
  • Android 2.2 (Froyo) with MotoBlur
  • 1930 mAH battery (one of the biggest I’ve seen in a phone)

As always, more info as it comes.