Motorola Atrix 4G


AppleGirl, I’m jumping ship and coming over to the dark side! No, I’m not getting an iPhone 😉 just ditching T-mobile and coming over to AT&T.

No, I’m not ecstatic about paying an arm and a leg for my cell phone bill but I’m drooling over the Motorola Atrix 4G! The Atrix 4G was announced at the 2011 CES and it was hands down the best phone there.

Where do I even begin? Let’s say FINALLY, AT&T is getting a worthy Android  device to talk about. I even have to say, Motorola outdid Google with this phone! Okay, enough fluffy here are the specs for you hardcore Android fans.

  • Dual core 1GHz Tegra 2 processor with GeForce GPU (this means 2GHz of processing power!)
  • 4″ QHD display (540 x 960 resolution)
  • Fingerprint scanner to unlock your phone!
  • 1GB RAM
  • 16 GB of on board storage
  • 1930 mAHh battery, allows for 9 hours of talk time
  • Front facing camera and a 5 mega pixel rear camera with 720p recording (wish it was a 8 mega pixel camera)

Are you sold yet? This is a powerful little bugger. No wonder Motorola came out with a laptop dock accessory. Essentially, you can dock you phone and use it as a laptop device via Firefox. Hmm, doesn’t that sound like Chrome OS. On a side note, the Motorola laptop dock seems much more powerful than the Chrome OS device (at least compared to the CR-45, more to come on this). Again, Google why didn’t you think of this!

Any iPhone fanboys ready to jump ship yet?

Source: androidandme


GoogleChic, I’m glad you found a worthy phone after a long long wait (since the iPhone launched? :)). Here are a few things about the phone that I find worth commenting!

I like that the phone comes with a dual core processor and that it is trying to catch up with the iPhone 4’s retina display (not yet there :P).

The ability to dock the phone and use it as a computing device is neat. It can also be used  as a media storage device that can be hooked up to your TV  (Ahem! Airplay does it in a less cumbersome way and its free!). I’m not sure how far these features would fly because remember that all the extra perks comes with a cost. GoogleChic, would you buy all the docking stations with the phone?

The 4G in the Motorola Atrix 4G is actually HSPA+ and not LTE.. so beware! You might also want to check if your area has the AT&T HSPA+ network services. Without HSPA+ connection and the docking stations, you will probably only be paying for the dual core processor.

With the future of computing being cloud, I’m sure the expandable memory slots and docking stations will soon be discarded as a wasted effort. GoogleChic, all I am saying is don’t jump ship just because the phone has a finger print scanner or because it has an expandable memory slot or because it could replace your Google Chrome 🙂 I hate to say that you will probably never find the phone worth the arm and leg that you would have paid for it.

Update: Motorola shows off with a new ad


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