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Motorola ATRIX HD revealed on Motorola's website with 4.5 inch screen

0. phoneArena 05 Jul 2012, 01:00 posted on

Looking like the Motorola DROID RAZR with its thin lines, Motorola's website showed off pictures of the Motorola ATRIX HD with a 4.5 inch ColorBoost display, backside made from Kevlar and water resistant innards...

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posted on 06 Jul 2012, 00:02

50. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

you fail to see the point. first of all the updated version hasn't been available to people since literally a few days ago. i've been running leaks for the past three months. we'll see what AT&T & Motorola do for the marketing campaign for this but if they include mentioning that in a time of tiered data it'll catch on, namely to business users like i mentioned before. that brings me to my second point. with a Laptop you'd have to pay for tethering for it. with a Lapdock you don't have to plus it's a more reliable connection since it only relies on the Phone's Radio and then on top of that the Lapdock charges your Phone and with Android 4.0 it has USB Host Support so you can plug a mouse, a printer, a usb drive or whatever else you can think of up to it. there's very practical uses for it that people would only just now be finding out about.

your arguments are outdated. you have no idea what you're talking about. go look at the ICS reviews for the Razr. Moto's nearly stock UI is being acclaimed by critics and consumers alike as the best ICS UI thus far. and as far as Pentile is concerned it exists on the SIII but is a non issue because of it's higher pixel density, same concept with the Atrix plus we don't even know what kind of display it packs so you were a little early to the punch there. hasn't gotten anywhere? oh so having an 8mm thick phone with a 3300mAh battery is nowhere to you huh? display size is a trade off and while i agree that having a removable battery is nice it's not important enough to peel any eyes off the Atrix HD.

i'm not saying it's going to stop a bullet, i'm saying jt's symbolical of how much Moto cares about Craftsmanship. i saw an SIII today and as much as i love Samsung i think they did a really bad job constructing the SIII, it feels wayyyy too cheap. no, actually they've held that for a while. you obviously don't pay much attention to Motorola. your arguments are made from ignorance.

posted on 06 Jul 2012, 00:05

51. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

coming from you that means nothing to me.

try me again when your points are more solid and you have all the information.

posted on 06 Jul 2012, 00:11

52. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

actually Samsung is notoriously bad with their radios especially the ones for GPS. a good example would be the Galaxy Nexus which is bad across the spectrum and another being the famed Galaxy S GPS connection issues.

again with the lack of information. ICS is available now for the Razrs. i've actually been running it for months, i know what's up.

i ask you again then. what makes the One X and the SIII so much better than this other than the reputation of the companies which you've been spewing out at me?

posted on 06 Jul 2012, 00:27

53. ObjectivismFTW (Posts: 211; Member since: 03 Jul 2012)

Lapdock - The only market that this attracts is the business users, it would've made much more sense for this to be implemented as a larger battery, instead of a completely new laptop dock. You seem to completely ignore the fact that the docks cost 100$+ which would call to question the whole point of even buying one. I never denied that this would be good for business users, but most of the casual market do not use their phone in an environment where a dock would be practical, we don't all operate around a desk or something of the sort. Yes, you can charge the phone, but then again, most phones have enough battery to last the entire day. Consumers are well aware of lapdocks but the idea doesn't hold enough practical weight for it to become that innovative. Most people are aware of and look for that functionality on a tablet, like I mentioned before. I guess you are refering to the lapdock for travel, but then again, even in that category it has not become significant enough for people to want it, unless you are a business user, again. Unless you are a business user, that argument has no weight.

I have no idea what I'm talking about, stop getting so emotionally envolved, please.

ICS on Razr - i've seen the reviewers, but this is not the same ICS that will be on the Atrix, so we can make assumptions, but we cannot draw conclusions. This new one on the Atrix clearly has a different skin, and we don't know how well it will perform in terms of fluidity, keyboard, animations etc. We can clearly see on the advertisement the Atrix employs a look unlike the one found on the Razr, so again, those assumptions cannot be made.

Yes, Pentile was on the GS3 but Samsung moved the pixels closer together to remedy this issue. The presence of Pentile mattered more on the Droid Razr because it wasn't an HD screen, and the pixels were so obviously visible. And yes, I know the MAXX was thin, but I guess you completely missed my point - THE MAXX SHOUDLVE BEEN THE ONLY RAZR. The origi Oh and ok, charging your phone with a 100$+ dock is important but a replacable battery, which costs less, isn't important enough.

My arguements are made from ignorance, I don't see where I've been wrong so far, so no.

posted on 06 Jul 2012, 00:29

54. ObjectivismFTW (Posts: 211; Member since: 03 Jul 2012)

Don't worry haha no one here will call you a king anytime soon.

posted on 06 Jul 2012, 00:35

55. ObjectivismFTW (Posts: 211; Member since: 03 Jul 2012)

Ahh now I see why you so valiantly defend motorola, you've owned so many of their devices, most of which were low-shows or fails lmao. Xoom, Bionic, Devour, X2, Droid 2, Droid 3, Xyboard(ohh wait.. Xoom 2)... So many Moto brands are dying, not a suprise them must implement so many new names...

posted on 06 Jul 2012, 00:46

56. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

I have to say, the Droid brand is getting old... But the devices branded Droid are good, especially the new ones. I think the only phone that should be called a Droid is the original Droid line. But they should keep up with the Xyboard, 1 Droid phone and 1 Droid tablet

posted on 06 Jul 2012, 00:47

57. ObjectivismFTW (Posts: 211; Member since: 03 Jul 2012)

Ahh excuse me here for the ICS rant I'm extremely tired, which is probably why I should go to bed either way, but I made the mistake of thinking the Droid ICS and Atrix ICS were different. But from the reviews I have already read, there are still some features found in UX that are not here yet.

posted on 06 Jul 2012, 00:51

58. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

actually they do. it's all in good fun though even though i do let it get to my head. xD

posted on 06 Jul 2012, 00:57

59. ObjectivismFTW (Posts: 211; Member since: 03 Jul 2012)

I try not to focus on the One X because I believe that it is only inferior to this phone by a little but Galaxy S3 where should I start.

1. Removable battery - Don't need to say much more

2. Samsung optimizes their software for their hardware so much better than Motorola.

4. More memory out of the box

5. More screen real estate, which can either be a postiive or negative, but the Samsung sized down the phone as a whole to make it easier to hold

6. More Ram

7. S Voice

8. The loads of features that UX added to the settings

9. More battery life, S3 has tested to be best battery phone, I doubt the Atrix will de-throne it.

10. GS3 has technology to transfer all iTunes songs to Android, so far no MOTO ics device has done the same.

11. The Intl. Verizon S3 kills this device.

12.High MP front facing

13. Samsung introduced USB on the GO to make the device open to an immense amount of USB based devices

I could go more in-depth with the international version but that would be a beat down.

posted on 06 Jul 2012, 00:58

60. ObjectivismFTW (Posts: 211; Member since: 03 Jul 2012)

HAHA and who is "they" ?

posted on 06 Jul 2012, 00:59

61. ObjectivismFTW (Posts: 211; Member since: 03 Jul 2012)

Hopefully Razr HD will breath new life into this dying robot. Motorola has been pulling an HTC for so long now.

posted on 06 Jul 2012, 01:02

62. ObjectivismFTW (Posts: 211; Member since: 03 Jul 2012)

And yes, credibility plays a huge role into these phones.. So I haven't been "spewing" this for no reason.. Samsung seems to be the only OEM that have been cited as the iPhone killer, releasing devices like the Galaxy Tab that Apple is trying to pry from the hands of consumers, Xyboard... eh..

posted on 06 Jul 2012, 01:07

63. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

$100 is roughly three weeks of a tethering plan. it pays for itself being that it was created to save money. i have a 4G LTE powered laptop without having to pay one cent a month for it. you forget the Atrix HD isn't even out and the Razr JUST got ICS. the original implementation wasn't that great but now it's better than ever. it's still a market to be catered to. it's still a reason to buy the phone over the others just like S Voice is or Beats Audio is for the SIII and the One X.

are you kidding bro? they're barely different. it's the same concept and that's what has struck gold here.

i was only bringing up key things about the Razr that has weight in our discussion about the Atrix. i am NOT comparing the Razrs to the SIII. the Atrix has an HD Display, Pentile is not likely to be a problem.

that's just an added benefit of having the Lapdock. believe me bro i used to carry around a couple of batteries not that long ago but i've made it without them after having my Razr. it'll be the same story for the Atrix especially since it uses half the voltage.

your points are made from complete bias and lack of information.

posted on 06 Jul 2012, 01:11

64. ObjectivismFTW (Posts: 211; Member since: 03 Jul 2012)

And one more thing before I head to sleep, possibly. How can you not see important in OEM credibility when you bank your entire arguement on chance. Atrix HD may be horribly optimized, with a lackluster camera and bad battery life -- you don't know that.
You can only base your arguement on the OEM's history to be produce well made devices? You are contracting yourself there.

So far GS3 has solidified it's self as the best well-rounded Android handset. This has been prevalent within the entire Galaxy series. The One X stole that trophy for a bit but then Sammy came right back with the S3. Even with tablets. The last time Moto did that was with the.... uhhhh... Droid X? Moto has yet to turn heads. I'm really hoping Razr HD will be it because I really wanted that device, but for some reason, Moto is releasing it late, allowing Sammy to build a strong S3 fanbase. Hopefully Google can shape Moto up.

posted on 06 Jul 2012, 01:12

65. ObjectivismFTW (Posts: 211; Member since: 03 Jul 2012)

And thank you Berzerk for not taking the childish, Fanboysh approach that Kurog-whatever, is taking.

posted on 06 Jul 2012, 01:23

66. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

oh a list, that makes things easy.

1. Removable Battery. okay, put that on the Trade-Off list.

2. you have obviously not used a Razr ever in your life.

3. you mean like RAM or Storage? i mean if you ever need that much storage then okay, that's for you but it comes at a $100 price difference here. RAM has a trade off. it's dual-channel vs. more RAM and if you're smart you'd take dual-channel. that's what i'd do.

4. (you skipped 3. btw) there you said it, a Trade-Off to add, moving on.

5. ah, well i talked about that in 3.

6. S Voice is a Gimmick to add to the list of Trade Offs. Motorola has things like Webtop as an answer to that and with JB on the way it's about to become very underused.

7. that vs. the Stock Implementation of Moto's UI, tell me what Android Fans would prefer.

8. probably so point: you.

9. that's irrelevant as there's many alternatives and work arounds NEXT!

10. wait, what? xD we're talking about what to buy on AT&T here. you're not one of those people rhat argue for the sake of it are you?

11. lol orly? i'm sure that 1MP is really something to remember.

12. the native Host support with ICS works with nearly any USB peripheral.

i'd agree that the Intl. would be better than this but we're not talking about that are we?

posted on 06 Jul 2012, 01:24

67. ObjectivismFTW (Posts: 211; Member since: 03 Jul 2012)

You seem to just be criticizing my argument without citing sources to which my info was outdated or ignorant

Neither S Voice nor Beats are meant to be selling points, So I don't know where that comes from. Beats Audio has been equaled an outmatched by the Wolfson audiochip, and I'm the one with lack of information.

I don't see how Razr ICS is a selling point. UX can do more than it. NonSense 4 was never that great to me anyway.

I was not bringing up Pentile as a means to which I can compare the S3 and the Razr Maxx, I cited it as a reason another weakness in the original razr, and a reason many people opted for the hi-res GalNex. If anything you said the S3 uses Pentile in response to my statement, so you started that comparison.

Laptop is not an "added" benefit, in essence, because you have to pay like a 100$ extra to get it, and I bet I'm undershooting with a 100$,


I AM !


Good night, and good Riddance.

posted on 06 Jul 2012, 01:29

68. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

i'm not saying one is better than the other i'm saying that the Atrix HD has a lot to fight the big boys with essentially because it is a big boy but not marketed as one. oh so you're knocking my personal taste huh? may i remind you that the recently launched Galaxy Tab 2 only matched the Xyboard's specs which has been here since last year and it's implementation of 3.2 and soon ICS is similar to that of ICS for their phones so that's completely right about it.

posted on 06 Jul 2012, 01:40

69. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

um...okay? ICS update reviews? remember those things you said you saw? anything else?

are you kidding me? those are both very much marketed features for their respective devices. you are sleepy huh guy? xD

Moto's version of ICS is cleaner and looks better for Android enthusiasts.

i don't see how that's relevant to anything. i mentioned the Pentile for the SIII because it didn't break the Device, it's HD Resolution had it avoid that bump, same with the HD IF it even has a Pentile Display.

it's a compelling feature for the device that helps to save money. definitely worth mentioning especially since i personally get use out of it and Webtop also works with a simple HDMI connection as well.

still pays for itself bro.

posted on 06 Jul 2012, 01:41

70. ObjectivismFTW (Posts: 211; Member since: 03 Jul 2012)

Youre going to make me stay up all night. Missed 3, im tired, kill me for it.

1. Trade-off, are we argue on the basis that these phones are the same price? If we are, then this really isn't a trade off, it's simply a better feature.

2. yes, I've used a Razr, i remember the laggy web browser, that has been cited in some many professional reviews. Just tell me if you wanna see.

3. It looks like we are arguing at different price ranges, but I will indulge you. I know what dual channel is, I work with computers too, and memory benchmarks have rated this S3 better than the OX that supports the exact same thing at 1GB.

4. Idk where this trade-off matter is coming from

5. Remind me where?

6. S-Voice isn't a gimmick to everyone. Most to all my friends use Siri and they love it's functionality, and will love the sports additions to ios6 -- S-voice is identical, so maybe a gimmick to you , not to everyone.

7. Neither of us know what fans would prefer, but Touchwiz has many improvements that Moto has yet to employ.

8. I dont know what that means..

9. Yes, I didn't know there was smart stay on rooted devices? Or many of the other motion oriented actions on S3, and many regular consumers will not want to go through even the simplest processes for those additions anyway, right out of box you get it with s3

10. HAHA. Yes. I will make that arguement.

11. It is an improvement, more is more. Am I right?

Well, in essence, we can, because the Intl version is a truer representation of what Samsung wanted the phone to be, so it would only be fair to talk about that version, but eh, I don't want a beatdown here.

posted on 06 Jul 2012, 01:47

71. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

i'm not overselling a device based on the Company's successful history, i'm just sure that the HD will uphold with the same kind of performance we've seen from similar handsets from Mototola and other similarly spec'd devices. that's certainly not too much to ask.

*sigh* again with the lack of info. the SIII is certainly a solid handset, i'm just saying the HD can tango too. the Razr outsold the Nexus and the Razr MAXX now outsells the iPhone on Verizon. that was their latest Flagship device so what were you saying?

posted on 06 Jul 2012, 01:48

72. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

other posters here on this very site. look around some articles. like recent Moto articles for example.

posted on 06 Jul 2012, 01:52

73. ObjectivismFTW (Posts: 211; Member since: 03 Jul 2012)

Yes.. I saw the reviews.. I don't see what your pointing to.

And I never said marketing features, I said selling points, those are two completely different things. Refer to my earlier arguements to get the fuller picture.

Moto's version is certainly not more clear, I don't see where that comes from. And I don't see how it caters to Android enthusiasts anymore than Sense, if anything, true enthusiasts will root the Rom the phone.

I was talking about how Pentile crippled the Razr in many eyes, it may not be directly revelant, but is a testament to how Motorola will leave out key features is supposed flagship devices.

This whoke keyboard arguement is dead. Good that you use it alot, you are the 1%, hope you watch politics. (funny, eh?)

posted on 06 Jul 2012, 01:56

74. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

the XOOM my dad got himself for a steal. he uses it for work and needs something with dependable wireless reception. the Bionic is a solid phone, better than most other Flagship devices at the time. Devour was my first Android phone, i was learning the ropes but i still liked it none the less. i just used the X2 to get the Bionic. in order to take advantage of a BOGO they let me upgrade a line REALLY early so i got it and the Droid 3. i used the X2 for a few weeks then took it back. that gave me the leverage to use that line to upgrade to the Bionic when it came out. the Droid 2 was a solid phone, one of the most powerful of it's time. i loved my Droid 3, i miss it to this day. the Xyboard i use for School, i don't like 10.1" tablets and this hit a sweet spot. it has everything that the recently launched Galaxy Tab 2 has.

posted on 06 Jul 2012, 01:58

75. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

i still like the Droids from all of the OEMs. i like the darker marketing scheme. it's more badass. i actually don't like the Xyboard name, that's something they messed up with.

posted on 06 Jul 2012, 01:59

76. ObjectivismFTW (Posts: 211; Member since: 03 Jul 2012)

"You're just sure" -- BASED ON WHAT. you can tell the future?

Similar performance. yes from the 2 out of how many handsets they released in the past years? and it really isnt two because the Razr and the Maxx, in essence, are the same phone.

Yes the Razr may have outsold the iPhone in Q1 but, the best phones aren't always the ones that sell the most. iPhone has proved that theory true for years now.

posted on 06 Jul 2012, 01:59

77. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

the Razr HD will be the update they need but for it to "breathe new life" they would have had to been dead. the MAXX is outselling the iPhone at Verizon now.

posted on 06 Jul 2012, 02:01

78. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

if that's what i'm doing what have you been doing here with me? :P

posted on 06 Jul 2012, 02:05

79. ObjectivismFTW (Posts: 211; Member since: 03 Jul 2012)

Oh ok so circumstance was the reason you purchased a series of less than impressive devices. Droid 2 got OK reviews.. nothing special and Droid 3 was a fail, through and through. The Galaxy tab 2 line sucks, even considered to be worst than the first, which, most considered to be the better than the xyboard. Finally samsung makes a bad device, eh?

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