Motorola ATRIX 4G stars in video
As we reported, speculation is growing that despite the flagship, high-end specs that the device offers, Amazon plans on selling the phone on contract for just $149.99 based on a leaked screen shot we showed you. And if that doesn't sound amazing enough, there are rumors circulating that AT&T will fight back with a contract price of just $100 for the ATRIX 4G. So perhaps if the video doesn't snag you, the price will.
1. Karl (unregistered)
it has a neat desktop interface for the phone....but why didnt they just connect it with a cable....instead of dock....which would cost more?
10. skymitch89 (Posts: 1169; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)
Because the phone is the laptop. The dock uses the RAM, processor, internet connection, and Android OS of the phone as a fully functional computer.
2. narley (Posts: 357; Member since: 14 May 2009)
they're still going to have a usb for the device im sure... its just an additional accessory if you hate that dirty thirty dollars in your bank account.
3. curtind1 (Posts: 1; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)
Companies change their product direction often. Future upgrade-ability is an obstacle. Will future Motorola Android based phones support the device? Will I have a choice of Motorola Android phones or will there only be one choice? Will this product be a one and out product?
Although it is slick what is the value? Most of us have MS Windows or Macs along with our smartphones. Our data is in the cloud. What am I not able to do on my current laptop that I will be able to do with this solution? Remember what I do on my phone or laptop is in the cloud and can be seen by both devices.
7. clevername (Posts: 1435; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)
As an even better question, what will this solution be able to do that my laptop won't? If I have a laptop what is my incentive to get this dock? Storage is minuscule compared to my laptop. The interface is great but how about actual apps? Android apps cannot substitute for apps on a windows pc. So will I be losing functionality carrying this around instead of my laptop? Even with data stored in the cloud, I still may not be able to acres or edit it in the same manner. The took in me screams for it but it's not a practical dock. And cool hardware but software is still android. Great OS but it can't really DO a whole lot more than my nexus device.
8. protozeloz (Posts: 5387; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
to me laptop dock is not that much for serious business but for the desktop dock i can find many uses like my PowerPoint presentations at college and my Google docks account plus many good web apps rolling around that only need a desktop browser... i still think it was a mistake to to add chrome as an installable option to the dock as many "web apps" seem to be more optimized for that browser.... no to make a promo nut have you tried slide rocket? or aviary? on a bigger screen they are a win for portable apps and presentations
9. protozeloz (Posts: 5387; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
missed a "not" seriously how do i edit this thing >.>
19. devonblue4u (unregistered)
Most disconcerting is the fact the video was done in digital, not real life. At CES, the demonstration in real time looked sluggish, with the desktop display lagging the inputs to the device. Wait for a real world demo. Other than that, the phone itself seems to be a winner on display resolution, fingerprint scanner, ram and it's a dual core. But since I already bought a SGS, with a screen that hasn't been matched yet and specifications still not yet obsolete, I'll sit this round out on the sidelines.
4. jdoc611 (Posts: 17; Member since: 17 Mar 2010)
Where did the $100 price tag come from? I was just told on a conference call that the Atrix is going to be $199 and the Inspire will be $99...
6. protozeloz (Posts: 5387; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
amazon sowed the phone for $150 even if its not 100 is still a pretty good price for a flashgrip device
11. E.N. (Posts: 2486; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
I think the finger print scanner was pretty cool.
12. jonnygenie (unregistered)
Why do you guy's compare the dock to a laptop? I think this is motorola's answer to those horrid tablets out there.
14. protozeloz (Posts: 5387; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
this is what android 2.2-2.3 should be used on
also a great way to use the power of its dual core processor just because a dual core is just too much to not juice it out with something awesome
i just hope it becomes a feature everyone would like to have
13. jonnygenie (unregistered)
Even tho the zoom is awesome.
15. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 1011; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)
very nice....makes it easier for me to get this phone once it comes out
16. saneok (Posts: 78; Member since: 01 Oct 2009)
I wonder how practical the fingerprint scanner is actually going to be....
and the dock seems kind of useless since its main feature is web browsing that is something heavy internet users will need. but since there is a 2 GB limit those heavy users won't be able to use the internet as much as they want.
my opinion is that they need to give Atrix buyers a unlimited data plan.. but we all know thats never going to happen.
they should have a promotion: get the laptop dock and get an unlimited data plan for 30$ a month. eh i should work for ATT..
18. dalaron1 (unregistered)
Wow, I think this is just what I've been waiting for. I suggested up this idea a long time ago. Its great to actual see something that would make convenient of the great apps I use for business. They have been using fingerprint readers on pda's for years. Mainly on the compac. They worked extremely well. Don't really know how well. Really nice add on. I currently have EVO. Haven't seen a phone until now I would even remotely consider trading it for, until now. I may be worth the extra cost coming from sprint to AT&T. I have a lot of programs that I use for business on my phone that sometimes takes a lot of time to put information because of the keyboard, with the ATrix problem solved. Be really nice if you can play games with this as well. This would really be the game changer. So if they drop the price to 100 bucks than that makes up for the extra cost of the dock. This was a good move coming from AT&t to maybe stop some of the defections coming from the introduction of Verizon's Iphone. I think the i phone is great but this takes the Android unit over the top. Great job Motorola, AT&t.