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Motorola ATRIX 2 specs revealed, press shots indicate AT&T launch

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Motorola ATRIX 2 specs revealed, press shots indicate AT&T launch
So far, information about the Motorola ATRIX 2, previously known as the Edison, has been anything but scarce, yet the guys at This is my next have managed to obtain quite a few pieces of the puzzle. First of all, the smartphone is expected to be offered by AT&T, just like previous rumors have suggested, and will indeed run on the carrier's 4G pipelines. A 4.3-inch qHD display will be gracing the device's front and an 8-megapixel camera with a single LED flash will be located on its back. In addition, 8 gigs of on-board storage will be at your disposal, and the smartphone's battery should provide as much as 8.5 hours of continuous talk time.

There is no word, however, whether there will be an LTE radio on board the Motorola ATRIX 2 or it will rely on AT&T's HSPA+ network. Nothing has been mentioned about the smartphone's processor either, but we wouldn't expect seeing anything less of a speedy, dual-core chipset ticking under its hood.

Following the footsteps of its predecessor, the Motorola ATRIX 2 will come with Webtop support via the Lapdock 100. The accessory will be a bit different from the one used for the original ATRIX 4G as it will come with a smaller, 10.1-inch display and will connect to the smartphone by using a cable instead of the traditional “snap-in” method. Presumably, the change has been done so that future Motorola models could be compatible with the Lapdock as well.

Pricing and availability of the Motorola ATRIX 2 remain anybody's guess for now, but if last week's rumors are really on to something, the handset might hit the shelves just in time for Thanksgiving.

The Motorola ATRIX 2 and the Lapdock 100 accessory
The Motorola ATRIX 2 and the Lapdock 100 accessory

The Motorola ATRIX 2 and the Lapdock 100 accessory

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posted on 26 Sep 2011, 04:35

1. ledbetterp3 (Posts: 467; Member since: 31 Aug 2011)

Is there any possibility they will name this just the "Motorola Atrix 4g" and it will just be a refresh of the original, taking the other one out the market and keeping the pricing it has now? That'll be nice... Especially since most people don't consider this much of an upgrade from the original.

posted on 26 Sep 2011, 05:12 1

3. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)

Weird comment to say, since that won't happen.

I support you though when you said it's not much of a upgrade.

I miss the fingerpront Scanner, the battery that lasts two days, and the at&t branding in front is ugly.

the old atrix already had 1 gb of ram, camera does not matter much as long as its descent. And I think I like tegra... tegra 3??

posted on 26 Sep 2011, 04:41 1

2. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

Halving available storage to 8 gigs? Stupid. The new Lapdock seems kind of ugly too, and I hope the cable isn't some long snaking thing because it invites too much trouble.

However, I'm mostly reserving judgment for when it's launched.

posted on 26 Sep 2011, 05:23

4. sprintsucks (unregistered)

Where's SPRINT's VERSION?? First they delay galaxy s2 by several months until its already obsolete at launch with a pathetic screen resolution and underpowered chipset. Notice ALL 3 others, VERIZON, TMOBILE, ATT, all offering phones within the next month that blow the galaxy s2 out of the water, EXCEPT SPRINT?!? Hell, notice how all 3 of those others have MULTIPLE superior phones from HTC, Motorola, etc., coming out within the next month that blow galaxy s2 out of the water, no mention of ANYTHING coming from sprint in the next few years even!

posted on 26 Sep 2011, 05:50 1

5. toaster (Posts: 114; Member since: 13 Sep 2011)

Please name these phones that "blow the s2 out of the water". Aside from the Prime and the Kal-El phones coming in 2012, nothing is going to dethrone the GSII any time soon. If a phone doesn't have an Exynos at this point, it's automatically slower since it's so much faster than the competition.

Plus, aren't they getting the new EVO soon? That phone looks to be on par with this one.

posted on 26 Sep 2011, 06:30

7. Phullofphil (Posts: 805; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)

Your absolutely correct mister. That guy kind of jumped the gun saying all that well actually he is flat out wrong. I heard people say that they think that the sprint version is the best one. Different opinions but from what I have seen the sprint version is a fast and nice phone. And about the exynos chips. They have way faster benchmark test by far. The sad thing is that they do not support LTE yet. LTE is really fast. I played around with a bionic and I am not sure but it seemed to be a lot faster than wifi

posted on 26 Sep 2011, 18:07

11. idgaf (Posts: 31; Member since: 06 Sep 2011)

What new evo?

posted on 26 Sep 2011, 06:07

6. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1237; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)

This doesn't seem like much of an improvement. A lot of the same specs. Just a bigger screen and uglier body. Also looks kinda fat to not be LTE.

posted on 26 Sep 2011, 06:35

8. Phullofphil (Posts: 805; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)

I agree not much of an improvement unless it has LTE. Which unless it saves money cause it is on the same assembly line as the droid bionic if that's possible but with either sinerio LTE should be apart of this phone otherwise it's just a wast because having come out so soon after the atrix 1 it would kinda irritating people that bought the first one. It would be like buying an iPhone five if it came out tomorrow than having a brand new iPhone 5gs come out a couple months lator. Kind of annoying.

posted on 26 Sep 2011, 06:56

9. dacastrator (Posts: 232; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)

This will be fed with a lot of dust by Samsung and HTC flagships.

posted on 26 Sep 2011, 09:07

10. OG Atrix Fanboy (unregistered)

Or they might be using the cable to connect to the phone so that you could still have aa case on your phone, and also use the dock...but the dock still looks too futuristic.

posted on 26 Sep 2011, 18:27

12. Stuntman (Posts: 839; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)

The laptop dock accessory really interests me. I would be interested in one for my phone if I hadn't already bought a tablet.

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