This year 2011 Motorola has unveiled a number of great smart phones. Motorola Atrix 4G is one impressive device announced by Motorola at CES 2011. Motorola Atrix 4G is one of the first mobile phone to offer a dual-core processor. It promises super-fast performance with a 1GHz dual-core processor and a 1GB RAM. Motorola Atrix 4G will not ship with Android 2.3, instead it will feature the older Android 2.2, but its hardware will have no problem running current and future Android releases. Motorola Atrix 4G also features a 4.0-inch qHD touchscreen, a 5 megapixel camera with HD capability, GPS navigation with Google Maps, Bluetooth 2.1, GSM/GPRS/EDGE support, up to 32GB memory card, high speed HSDPA internet with HSDPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, etc.
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OS, Software and Hardware
Dual-core seems to be the direction these days and Motorola leads in this area, announcing two dual-core processor powered phones already, the Motorola Atrix 4G and the Motorola Droid Bionic and a dual-core processor powered tablet, the Motorola Xoom. Like all dual-core powered devices announced so far by Motorola, the Motorola Atrix 4G features a 1GHz Tegra 2 Dual-Core processor. Atrix 4G has an impressive memory, 1GB RAM, which combined with a dual core processor will surely deliver super-fast performance.
Despite coming with a dual-core processor, the Motorola Atrix 4G will not be running Android 2.3 at least at launch. It will come with the older Android 2.2. However, with its impressive hardware Motorola Atrix 4G will be ready to run Android 2.3 and future Android releases when Motorola is ready. Like most Android Smartphones, the Motorola Atrix 4G comes preloaded with Google software and apps like Google Search, GMail, Google Maps, Google Talk, YouTube, and Picasa. Also expect social media integration with Twitter and Facebook.
Display & Camera
Motorola Atrix 4G features a 4.0-inch qHD capacitive touchscreen with multi-touch. The display is brilliant with a crisp, clear view offering a resolution of 540×960 pixels. Motorola also announced a cool new accessory for the Motorola Atrix 4G which offers an 11.6-inch display and a full size QWERTY keyboard just like a netbook. Dock the Atrix 4G on this accessory and according to Motorola it transforms to a web based PC, enabling you for example to access the web using a full desktop version of Firefox, while running Android apps in an on-screen “mobile view” window.
The Motorola Atrix 4G has two cameras. The rear facing camera of the Motorola Atrix 4G is a 5 megapixel camera with HD video (720p) recording capability. The camera also features Autofocus and Dual LED Flash. Motorola Atrix 4G comes with a front facing 0.3 megapixel camera.
Network, Data, and Internet browsing
Motorola Atrix 4G supports both 2G (GSM Quad-band) and 3G (WCDMA) networks. On 3G networks, Atrix 4G accesses high-speed data on HSDPA/UMTS. Outside 3G coverage users will access data services on GPRS and EDGE. Although Motorola Atrix 4G is branded ‘4G’, it does not actually support 4G LTE, instead it features HSPA+. That is actually what the ‘4G’ branding is all about. Motorola Atrix 4G accesses wireless LAN networks with Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n support
Motorola Atrix 4G supports Bluetooth 2.1 for short-range wireless connectivity. Users can transfer files from/to their computer wirelessly via Bluetooth as well as share content wirelessly with other Bluetooth enabled devices. Motorola Atrix 4G also features USB 2.0.
media support and storage
Motorola Atrix 4G comes with HD video (720p) playback capability with great audio quality. Users will have access to over 100,000 apps at Android Market. Motorola Atrix 4G has 16GB internal memory plus support for up to 32GB microSD memory card.
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You can stream movies and videos from YouTube and other sources with Motorola Atrix 4G.
Pricing and availability
Motorola Atrix 4G is available in Nigeria. Prices ranges from 41,000 to 45,000 Naira.
Other features and specifications of Motorola Atrix 4G
- NVIDIA Tegra 2 Dual Core 1GHz processor
- Android OS 2.2
- 3D graphics accelerator
- 1GB RAM
- Accelerometer sensor
- HDMI output
- 16GB internal memory
- GSM Quad-band (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
- 3G/3.5G (UMTS/HSDPA/HSPA+) 850/1900/2100MHz
- 3.5mm audio jack
- upto 32GB memory card
- Wi-Fi 802.11 n/b/g
- unlimited contacts phonebook
- GPS Navigation with Google Maps and Navigation
- Google Search, Gmail, Google Maps, Google Talk, Google Voice, YouTube
- email/push email/IM
- Music player (MP3, WAV, eAAC+, AC3, FLAC)
- Video player (MP4, DivX, WMA, H.263, H.264)
- Video/Photo editor
- Java MIDP 2.0
- Adobe Flash Support
- WAP 2.0/XHTML/HTML Browser
- Battery capacity: 1,930 mAh
- Standby: 250 hours (3G)
- Talktime: 9 hours (3G)
Motorola unveilled three new phones at CES 2011, Motorola Atrix 4G was one of them. The others were Motorola Cliq 2 and Motorola Droid Bionic. Motorola has also added a fourth phone to its lineup in 2011, the Motorola Moto ME811. Motorola also announced its first tablet computer, the Motorola Xoom.