Motorola ATRIX 4G to be pulled at Costco and replaced by mystery phone

Motorola ATRIX 4G to be pulled at Costco and replaced by mystery phone
A leaked screenshot of an internal memo for Costco reps appears to show that the Motorola ATRIX 4G is going to be replaced at the membership warehouse store by an unknown model. The memo tells reps that due to an "inventory pullback", the Motorola ATRIX 4G is to be removed from the live phone display at Costco and the resulting open space is not to be filled.

On the other hand, reps are instructed to remove the ATRIX 4G price tag and replace it with a sign that reads "New Handset Coming Soon!" until July 24th when new signage is due to hit the stores. It is a very intriguing situation and hopefully by Sunday we will have an idea what phone is replacing the Motorola ATRIX 4G at Costco. Any ideas of which model could replace "The World's Most Powerful Smartphone"?

source: AndroidCentral

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1. HyperM3

Posts: 12; Member since: Jul 20, 2011

That timeframe sounds close to the Nexus S

7. cheetah2k

Posts: 2256; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

No way. Not even the new Nexus handset will be out by then - More like Oct-Nov 2011..

11. iankellogg

Posts: 155; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

not the new nexus, the old nexus S that at&t just got this week.

2. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

ok, that does not sound right - pull a high-end phone for an above average ANDROID?

6. cheetah2k

Posts: 2256; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Yep... I'd pull a supposed "high end phone" that never made it to Gingerbread in 1H 2011 too.. Its probably going to be the Galaxy S II :-D

9. HHat unregistered

most likely the lg thrill

14. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

thrill 3D....that phone is more likely....

13. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

That is what it would have to be - maybe the should sell the ATRIX for 99.99 then? Or, was that the price already? The SG 2 would def be a great seller.

3. vvelez5

Posts: 623; Member since: Jan 29, 2011

I am very interested in what it could be? Most likely would just be a let down though.

4. bunnsguy

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 06, 2011

If it could be anything other than the Nexus S what could it be? SGS II? Any other ideas?


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

I'm willing to bet it's just going to be the Atrix with GB.

8. HH unregistered

probably the lg thrill

10. Dad unregistered

its going to be the lg 4g thrill. s 2 is due in august, nexus s comes out sunday at best buy only so the only possible explanation is lg 4g thrill

12. possibly... unregistered

if its not for at&t...possibly the Droid Bionic? possibly...

15. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

SGS 2 is going to be called the ATTAIN for AT&T, I believe...

16. wtf unregistered

what are yall still guessing about? its OBVIOUSLY the LG Thrill, no doubt.

17. coolax unregistered

LG Thrill 4G!!! Our store (AT&T Authorized Dealer) already got the tag banners (banner that goes behind the price tag) for the phone on monday. When we get these banners for new phones they usually release within a week. So it makes PERFECT sense that it will be the LG Thrill 4G :-)

18. skymitch89

Posts: 1452; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

I think that that might mean the EOL for the Atrix.

19. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

The Atrix just didn't seem to maintain it's sells. That seems near unfathomable considering AT&T's lack of dual-core options, its initial success and the excellent reviews. Truly wonder why it never hit it's stride. I know the docking bay and it's extras were expensive and not well performing, but the device itself seemed solid. Strange.

20. John K unregistered

The AT&T branded Nexus S is the most likely culprit given the date and all being the 24th which would be its release date on the AT&T network

23. coolax unregistered

The nexus s will only be available at best buy. So it can't be it.

21. John K unregistered

@skymitch89 variable really its still one of motorola's flagship phones and its still a great phone... i think the cost originally tied with the docks and all that it had for the webtop stuff seemed gimicky to some people, it still sells okish but costco wants stuff that will move much quicker so will take a slower selling phone off the market (lets not mention that the bootloader being locked will hinder sales too) I think if the gingerbread update goes will for the atrix that they might end up selling better given they are priced much much lower now (and once the unlocked bootloader update hits yeah hehehe)

22. Atrix/4G-2.0 unregistered

Well based off wat i been seein theres a few phones tht it could be cause i do remember a few days ago seeing a post about a mystery moto device codename MB886 nd since the atrix is the MB860 it could be an atrix more compatible with future android updates but it could be the thrill like some have said cause i doubt its the nexus or attain

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