You have to be a pretty special device to win Best Device of CES, and this year Motorola's ATRIX 4G took away the coveted crown. It's not hard to see why, either: the 4-inch Android smartphone not only pairs NVIDIA's dual-core Tegra 2 processor with a beautiful qHD display, but offers some compelling accessories such as a laptop-style docking station that wants to replace your MacBook Air. Plenty of promise, then, but does the ATRIX 4G deliver the speed, data and flexibility AT&T promise? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.
We now have word that pre-orders for the much anticipated Motorola Atrix 4G will start just 10 days from now. A press release was just issued that confirmed that the Atrix 4G will be available for preorders starting February 13 but that the phone wont actually be available at AT&T and “select retail channels” until March 6th ---or possibly earlier.
Motorola's ATRIX 4G could arrive on AT&T's network on March 1 2011, according to a leaked internal document from the carrier. Android Central's tipster sent the site an AT&T screenshot seemingly confirming the launch date for the 4-inch dual-core smartphone, which launched at CES 2011 last week.
AT&T were at pains to highlight the fact that the Motorola ATRIX 4G was a network exclusive when they launched the Tegra 2 based superphone yesterday, but it seems that limitation only applies to the US. Canadian carrier Bell has just announced that the ATRIX 4G will be winging its way to their HSPA+ network in the coming months too.
Citrix was pushing its Nirvana Phone concept on us almost a year ago, and now the company is gleefully claiming its soothsaying has come true. The device in question is Motorola's ATRIX 4G, which not only can output 1280 x 1080 video via its HMDI port, but also comes preloaded with Citrix Receiver so that you can run a virtual desktop wherever you are.
Motorola has just provided further details of their upcoming Atrix device. The phone sports a dual-core processor with a huge 1930 mAh battery and will be aimed at business users. Featuring a qHD display and fingerprint reader, the Atrix will be a very powerful device for any business user who is distancing themselves from the desktop.
iPhone and Android owners may soon be able to leave their laptops at home, if the new ClamBook has its way, a distinctly MacBook Air styled notebook intended to give your phone a big screen and full keyboard. The peripheral uses MHL, the combination USB 2.0 and HDMI port, to simultaneously take graphics and audio from your phone while recharging it.
Canonical has finally brought Ubuntu to the mobile world, and not as a tiny mobile OS for use on a 4-inch display - no - for desktop use FROM that mobile device. What Ubuntu is doing here is sitting on an Android device (they used a Motorola Atrix 2 for testing purposes, ironically enough*) which reveals the software only when the device is plugged into a large display with its HDMI port. This build works as a virtualized environment as an app in Android 2.3 Gingerbread AOSP build at the kernel level.
Let me tell you here why Motorola presented the ideal phone for a person like me this week in New York City. And also let me tell you why I'm sad it didn't come out several months ago. First, the positives - they all begin with the heavy metal that makes up the majority of this device. Then let's speak about how thin and lovely this device very much appears to be. Then we'll speak about how even though I will be switching to the Galaxy Nexus sooner than later, you certainly don't have to. This is the DROID RAZR, the greatest Motorola smartphone ever created and soon to be at once the thinnest and the toughest to break smart handset on the market.