Losing iPhone 4 exclusivity seems to have perked up AT&T's supply chain, with the news today that the Motorola ATRIX 4G will be shipping sooner than expected. According to AT&T spokesperson Seth Bloom, the Android smartphone should now land in retail on February 22, rather than March 6, with pre-orders shipping for delivery on February 21.
As promised, AT&T has thrown open pre-orders for the Motorola ATRIX 4G, ahead of the dual-core smartphone's release on or around March 6. Priced at $199.99 with an online discount, the ATRIX 4G has a 4-inch qHD 540 x 960 display, HSPA+ and can be paired with an optional keyboard dock. Details on plans after the cut.
Today was HP / Palm / webOS day, believe it or not, as the special event we were very much live at revealed a triad of amazing devices crowned with a brand new version of the mobile OS. See webOS inside our hands on of the HP Veer, the HP Pre3, and the HP Touchpad. Then hear about webOS PCs, printers & more as they're promised by HP. See the greatest webOS feature EVER in Touch to Share. See Ben Bajarin's take on the whole situation in an On Time Analysis by the name of Palm Made HP Relevant Again Plus check out all the releases in the featured list below! Then see a couple of fights - first HP webOS TouchPad VS Motorola XOOM, then Apple iPad vs HP TouchPad - great war Next have a look at a phone that's got the whole world thinking about plugging in, it's a fabulous unboxing and hands on of the Motorola ATRIX 4G by your friend Vincent Nguyen! Take a peek at the bouncing balls of the brand new Android 3.0 Honeycomb Renderscript. All of this, ALL of it here on The Daily Slash!
CES 2011 had its share of stand-out products, and Motorola's name was on a number of them. The Motorola ATRIX 4G has dropped onto the SlashGear test bench on its way to AT&T, along with the majority of its accessories - including the clever Laptop Dock - and that calls for an unboxing and some first impressions.
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.
AT&T plans to begin taking pre-orders for the Motorola ATRIX 4G from February 13, with deliveries and general sales of the sizeable Android smartphone expected on March 6. That's according to the WSJ, which claims to have been told the dates from the carrier itself. As for pricing the ATRIX 4G will be $199.99 with a new two-year agreement; just make sure you have deep pockets if you also want the clever laptop dock.
Concerns regarding the Motorola DROID Bionic and ATRIX 4G and their power management systems have leaked this week, with sources close to those testing the Android smartphones claiming that issues with Motorola's choice of power management unit (PMU) have led to overheating, RF interference and other problems. Established HowardForums source kbman first reported that the Bionic was prone to "severe overheating even while at idle" and later clarified that it was Motorola's choice of PMU rather than a generic chipset issue which was to blame.
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.