There is hardly anyone following the mobile tech industry who hasn't heard about Motorola's announcements at CES and rightly so. The company's ATRIX 4G for AT&T, which can dock into a laptop chassis to power it up, is one of the most anticipated handsets on the market. And now Motorola Mobility's own Sanjay Jha confirmed that the device will hit shelves at the end of February along with Motorola's 3G-enabled Honeycomb tablet XOOM for Verizon.
Motorola Mobility's LTE heavyweights – the Motorola DROID BIONIC and the LTE-capable XOOM – will be available at the end of the second quarter. Timing for the AT&T ATRIX 4G is very good as the dual-core phone will probably dominate the carrier's lineup in terms of specifications for a longer period as its main competitor in the face of the next-gen iPhone is expected not earlier than this summer.
Motorola Mobility's earnings forecast is not the brightest one out there as Jha admitted that Verizon's iPhone 4 announcement will hurt Motorola's sales. But for many users, dual-core processors will be a revelation so Motorola seems to be on the right track with its latest products.