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Motorola Edison becomes the Atrix 2; photos leak, specs revealed

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Motorola Edison becomes the Atrix 2; photos leak, specs revealed
Last weekend, we reported on a phone that had just visited the FCC code named the Motorola Edison. The guys at BGR just obtained some photos and specs on the handset that is now being called the Motorola ATRIX 2 (sorry, Thomas), and as we pointed out in the original story, the model will be launched by AT&T without LTE aboard.

As for the specs, the Motorola ATRIX 2 will have a dual-core processor under the hood, although the speed of the processor was not mentioned. We would expect a 1.2GHz or 1.5GHz TI OMAP chip to be driving the phone. Android 2.3.5 will be installed and an 8MP camera will be on back, capturing video at 1080p. No pricing was revealed and the expectations are that this will be on AT&T's plate for Thanksgiving.

source: BGR

The Motorola ATRIX 2, expected to be at AT&T in time for Turkey day
The Motorola ATRIX 2, expected to be at AT&T in time for Turkey day
The Motorola ATRIX 2, expected to be at AT&T in time for Turkey day

The Motorola ATRIX 2, expected to be at AT&T in time for Turkey day


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posted on 20 Sep 2011, 13:52 3

1. Phoneguy007 (Posts: 218; Member since: 02 Jun 2011)


no lte= no buy...but its still a good phone though.

posted on 20 Sep 2011, 14:01 3

2. box (unregistered)


Good to know Moto is trying to stay competetive against the Galaxy S2 Attain.

posted on 20 Sep 2011, 14:08 1

4. whereiss2 (unregistered)


If it comes out.. :-)

posted on 20 Sep 2011, 14:07 1

3. Atrix 4g (unregistered)


I call my atrix on "atrix on steroids"(mainly because the 1ghz acts faster than it the should for me) answer now for this one idle. No LTE but its super, if it gets a 1.5 ti-omap processor. Bye bye sg2

posted on 20 Sep 2011, 18:21

20. bucky (Posts: 1502; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


Hate to burst your bubble, but that processor is already proven to be slower than the exynos.

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 05:25

27. Firedrops (Posts: 215; Member since: 06 Sep 2011)


Hate to burst another bubble, but there are plenty of clone phones with dual-core 1.5ghz upcoming/already available. this is just going to be another clone phone with nothing special whatsoever(except the surprising lack of LTE)

posted on 20 Sep 2011, 14:09 7

5. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3033; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


no LTE and no ice cream no buy.

posted on 20 Sep 2011, 14:26 3

6. Knicknevin (Posts: 136; Member since: 18 Mar 2011)


ATT = No Buy.

posted on 20 Sep 2011, 14:57

7. Matty1323 (unregistered)


This phone barely trumps the last one. Why release a whole new model when it's .2 or .5ghz faster per core with a lil better resolution, or a lil more storage, or 1080p vid recording vs 720p. All things you wouldn't even really notice if you had one vs the other in real world use?!

posted on 20 Sep 2011, 17:33

17. ledbetterp3 (Posts: 466; Member since: 31 Aug 2011)


and better camera, 5mp vs 8mp, its just like the droid series, thats why they keep the name, they are supposed to be related...

posted on 20 Sep 2011, 15:31 2

8. Sniggly (Posts: 7113; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


I still don't see the point, but hey, it still sounds like a good phone.

posted on 20 Sep 2011, 16:00

9. Atrix 4g (unregistered)


look next to the signal strength indicator, it has a 4g symbol, not the H+ symbol, like all HSPA+(HSDPA+) devices. maybe this is there 4g lte symbol for smarthphones, or a new H+ symbol. I have a feeling its LTE. If you look at the leaked pictures of the holiday which is supose to be a LTE device, it has the same 4g logo next to the signal strength indicator, it look blurry, but if you focus they look the same.

Here is a link to the holiday leaked photos:

http://www.phonearena.com/news/More-pictures-of-the-HTC-Holiday-appear-handset-expected-to-be-AT-Ts-first-LTE-handset_id21611

posted on 20 Sep 2011, 16:03 2

10. cheetah2k (Posts: 837; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


No finger swipe reader???? Ah, man... disappointing.

posted on 20 Sep 2011, 16:17 1

11. snowgator (Posts: 3233; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Now, does this mean the end of life for the Atrix, or will the Atrix and the Atrix 2 be side by side on the sales display? I really think it is good marketing to have a high end 4" touchscreen option for those who are not in love with bigger screens. Most consumers do want 4.3" or larger, but there is still a large segment the Atrix could appeal to. What other option is there for the smaller screen public?

posted on 20 Sep 2011, 16:31 1

12. Shin (Posts: 18; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


it's way too far to thanks giving. can't wait!

posted on 20 Sep 2011, 16:44

13. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


it makes no sense at all. there's improvements here in the form of the OMAP4 processor and with it likely the newer, more refined version of the Application's Platform but without LTE it's not worth putting on the shelves next to the OG Atrix. no buy.

posted on 20 Sep 2011, 17:30

15. ledbetterp3 (Posts: 466; Member since: 31 Aug 2011)


I think it is...

posted on 20 Sep 2011, 17:26

14. ledbetterp3 (Posts: 466; Member since: 31 Aug 2011)


Dammit I really want this phone but I cant afford it when it comes out, so im gonna have to get the atrix right when its outdated =( I think I should wait until Christmas but thats too long, my upgrade was last weekend and my family is bugging me to get a phone now... I want this phone!!!!!

posted on 20 Sep 2011, 17:32 1

16. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


from what we know the Atrix isn't even outdated compared to the Atrix 2, i'd probably get the Atrix because it'd be cheaper and it has better dev support.

posted on 20 Sep 2011, 18:01 1

18. ledbetterp3 (Posts: 466; Member since: 31 Aug 2011)


better camera, faster processor, larger screen(which idc about), 1080p hd vs 720 hd recording... For the price id get the atrix but Id get this phone if I could afford.

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 02:11

25. Mr.Mr.Upgrade (Posts: 425; Member since: 30 Aug 2011)


U just said a couple weeks ago u was going to get the bionic, Verizon has the bionic, at&t has the atrix which company u on, fake boy,

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 04:19

26. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


i HAVE the Bionic. i'm just speaking hypothetically. think guy.

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 21:56

31. ledbetterp3 (Posts: 466; Member since: 31 Aug 2011)


what? i never said I was gonna get the bionic...? im on at&t, ur thinking of a different person, or tell me what post i said that on?

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 20:37

30. JdgM3NT4L (unregistered)


If I were in your situation I would go grab an Atrix asap. I know that I will not be upset at all when the next one comes out. Other than the so called better camera, there's really not that much to get excited about. I've had mine since March, it has never failed me in any way, and smokes any phone that dares to step up for comparison. be sure to hit the XDA forums as soon as you get it and read, read, read BEFORE you perform any updates. It's a great phone. But Motorola has mucked up the bootloader thing and there is more than one way to update depending on what you plan to do with your phone. Just be certain before playing with RSD lite that you aren't doing something that will perma-brick it. You could pave a main street with the amount of bricks caused by folks jumping in without research. Good luck, and hurry! Go get your phone!

posted on 20 Sep 2011, 18:19

19. mjonyr (unregistered)


oooh god i just had orgasm, by just looking on the back of the phone... it is smexy... i bet it feels good on my fingers

posted on 20 Sep 2011, 19:57

22. User112 (unregistered)


Wouldn't this phone have a Tegra 2 processor? I don't see why Motorola would change to an OMAP when their late phones are all Tegra 2 based. LG's got a 1.5GHz Tegra 2 coming out soon LG LU6200 (although only rumoured to be 1.5GHz at this stage) so I'd imagine Motorola could come out with a 1.5GHz as well.

posted on 20 Sep 2011, 20:55 1

23. superguy (Posts: 271; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


The Bionic has an OMAP.

If indeed this phone does have LTE, there have been issues with Tegras and LTE. That's why the Bionic design was scrapped and redesigned with the OMAP.

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 00:03

24. Malickie (unregistered)


Part 1, Root your atrix than Install a Custom rom that has 1080p video recording enabled considering Motorola is taking their sweet time enabling a feature that the normal Atrix could do out of the box. Number two you can actually OC the Atrix to 1.3ghz so yea after that this 2nd one is pretty pointless. Just my two cents.

posted on 25 Sep 2011, 20:45

32. Atrix User (unregistered)


Agree 100%. Stock gingerbread ROM....rooted.......1.3 Ghz kernel.....1080p Mod.....free tether app........no use for part deux

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 13:11

28. Senia (unregistered)


I'm using this awesome phone every single day. 1.5Ghz Dual core proccecor, 1 Giga ram, and 4.3 Screen.
How can I check hes Resolution?
I'm from Israel.

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