[This article will be constantly updated with the latest Motorola Atrix 4G news so scroll towards the end to find out what's going on with the newest addition to AT&T's Android line]
Motorola Atrix 4G is a name with already a cult built behind it. Ever since it first saw the light of day, at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the device has been making waves. There are various reasons for which I’m doing this overview for the Motorola Atrix 4G just now as there has been a ton of bickering about it and I decided it would be best to just simply clarify some of the aspects of the device once and for all, and leaving the choice of buying it all to you.
The Motorola Atrix 4G comes hard at us equipped with the by now legendary NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual core processor with each core clocked at 1 GHz. The monster processor is powering a beautiful 4 inch qHD display which finally moved out of the 480 x 800 pixel area to reach 540 x 960 pixels which places it right a step below the iPhones Retina display.
The build quality is top of the notch, as something users have come to expect from Motorola by now, although I would have enjoyed to have an aluminum case for this one as well. Still, the plastic used in the Motorola Atrix 4G isn’t cheap by any means ( yes, I’m looking at you Samsung Galaxy S ) as the device weighs in at 135 grams and measures 63.5 x 117.75 x 10.95 mm.
The Motorola Atrix 4G comes with a 5 megapixel rear camera with dual LED flash which can record video at 720p and Motorola claims that it will be releasing an update to make the device capable of 1080p video recording as the specs are all there.
On the memory side of things, the Atrix 4G is boasting 1 GB of DDR 2 RAM and 16 GB of built in storage with the obvious micro SD extension being possible. Someone asked me why I keep mentioning it because it has become a standard in the industry, but for those people, I just point at the Samsung Nexus S.
Motorola’s Atrix 4G doesn’t ship with Android 2.3 Gingerbread straight out of the box, but rather with a modified version of Android 2.2 Froyo. MotoBlur is again here to annoy us, yet this time around it seems that Motorola learned from past mistakes and made it less intrusive. The manufacturer did say that they will be releasing an update sometime soon to bring the device to Android 2.3 Gingerbread so let’s hope they move quickly with that one around.
The only issue I have with the device on the software side is the fact that the Atrix 4G comes with a locked bootloader, which means that the custom ROM community will have some work to do in order to bring us the latest custom ROMs to the Atrix 4G.
This small overview of the Motorola Atrix 4G’s specs could not be complete if we didn’t go into the financial aspect of it. You can get it for $199 on a 2 year contract and make sure to check out the laptop dock which could be yours for $299 if you buy it once with the phone. Buy it afterwards and it will set you back $500. Until next time, keep your eyes out for one.
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