AT&T-bound Motorola Edison resurfaces: TI OMAP 4 processor, but no LTE?

AT&T-bound Motorola Edison resurfaces: TI OMAP 4 processor, but no LTE?
The AT&T-bound Motorola Edison is the second-generation Motorola Atrix, which in turn was the first 4G phone to hit the States. Not surprisingly, when we first saw pictures of the Edison, expectations were high. Now, a prototype of the handset has landed at Thisismynext giving more clarity about what the device will look like.

The Motorola Edison comes with a 4.3-inch qHD LCD screen, a size almost going for the new standard in recent high-end phones.

Luckily, it’s not a pentile display, so you get better clarity when compared to the original Atrix and even the somewhat similar Bionic. 

Some of you would first and foremost care about the actual performance, though, and that’s where Quadrant results come in handy. The handset scores hovered around a rather average 2,200 to 2,400, but we wouldn’t be surprise to see that number go up in the final version of the device. Under the hood, there’s a 1GHz TI OMAP 4 processor paired with 1GB of RAM.

Designwise, the Edison is curvy and reportedly feels good in the hand. It’s also relatively thin measuring around 0.39” (10mm), but this time without the camera bump on the back. The textured back cover hold an 8-megapixel camera capable of capturing 1080p videos. Underneath, there’s a 1735mAh battery. 

The biggest question about the Edison however remains its connectivity package. It seems that it couldn’t connect to AT&T’s LTE network in Chicago, which leaves HSPA+ as the only option. Hope dies last, though, and we’d keep our fingers crossed for the final unit.

On the software side, you have Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread skinned lightly with a Motorola in-house UI, which surprisingly doesn’t carry much resemblance to Blur. Finally, with 8 gigs of internal memory and expandable storage via microSD, the handset definitely has the potential to turn some eyes. The handset is expected to arrive sometime around Thanksgiving.

source: Thisismynext (All images courtesy of Thisismynext)

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3. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

we see those scores all the time Rory. quit pulling it out all the time.

5. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

man has an exynos, hes gonna brag :)

6. Thump3rDX17

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Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Dude you need to calm down, I don't know what your problem with me is now but you act like I killed your best friend. If I had a Bionic and did that you'd be perfectly fine with it. Yes I switched to sprint and I love my phone dont take it so personal.

9. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

uh whoa, i'm not taking it that seriously. xD even you have to admit that you're being a bit of a d**k. i'll give anything it's kudos when it deserves them and everything i do and say is to the fact. you're being the most annoying GSII Fan Boy on the site and it's even more annoying because you used to be level headed much like i am.


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

You aren't taking it seriously yet you are calling me names. You are taking it personally because I posted a screen shot of my benchmark scores but it's okay if Motorola phones do that? You call me a Samsung SGS2 fanboy when you are a Motorola fanboy. You were fine with me when I had the Droid X and was on Verizon but just because I decided to switch because I feel that the SGS2 is a better product, you have been insulting me and giving me an attitude. Dude I still like Motorola calm down.

12. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

no, i'm just letting you know what you look like. i'm not sitting around being pissed off at RORYREVOLUTION or anything. like what's really the point in posting normal Galaxy S II scores? we know it gets those already. if you did it for a Motorola and you had an actual POINT behind it i'd be like okay or even if you had a point behind showing your Galaxy S II scores but you didn't so it just makes you look like a d**k. i think it's sad and stupid that you left Verizon and unlimited data with them for a phone like the Galaxy S II. it's a really bad move.


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Its all good man I still got unlimited data and great coverage were I live. I wasn't posting that benchmark as a attack on this phone I just am impressed that after all these months the processor of sgs2 is still amazing.

2. Atrix4g unregistered

Wow no LTE.... last set of pics showed att 4ghas Lte sign. Hopefully the specs are not concrete.

4. Phullofphil

Posts: 1823; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

My next phone is gonna be LTE. If the iphone 5 has it good i will get it otherwise i am getting the bionic or that samsung thats comming out that is getting the first version of icecream sandwich.. Point is this is a nice phone but without LTE i think if you get this phone you might be regretting it because i have played with the bionic and the LTE seemed faster than my phone gets for internet on my home WIFI and att is comming out with i think the exact same technoligy of LTE service right now

7. henrickrw

Posts: 408; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

I see lots of manufacturers developing high end handset & stll no one can beat my GS" Quadrant Benchmark. Galaxy S2 is the best... Is the Beast...!!!!

10. ledbetterp3

Posts: 467; Member since: Aug 31, 2011

wtf, single core...?

14. gtrxman

Posts: 137; Member since: Sep 10, 2011

What's the big deal over Quadrant scores? It's just a program that approximates what the chip/ram/gpu can do under the best possible conditions. Sort of like the meaningless horsepower figures advertised for cars. Way, way, way more important is the signal quality and how the phone connects and holds it. A weak signal means no bandwidth, and no speed. To be hung up on a quadrant score is silly. It's only one aspect of a phone's overall usability.

15. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

you don't have an Android phone do you?

17. gtrxman

Posts: 137; Member since: Sep 10, 2011

Actually, yes. A Droid 2 Global. Scores 2100 on quadrant with GingerBlur. I still contend that scores on a benchmark program are only part of the equation. If you want to argue about benchmark scores, so be it. But any phone with a dual core processor and 1Gb RAM will be more than able to handle most anything you throw at it. Case in point is the last Samsung Galaxy, which had an average at best phone radio and an unacceptably bad GPS. Even after (very late) software fixes, the phone still has documented GPS issues. That was my whole point.

18. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

wow it does? not bad. it'll be able to handle anything NOW but just like with single core 1GHz processors later there will be apps and games that come out that some will better support than others that's why it's a good idea to just go with the best you can get. i like Motorola myself and one of the reasons is because they have a reliable track record when it comes to their radios and call quality.

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