Motorola ATRIX HD for AT&T is officially announced, yours for $99

Motorola ATRIX HD for AT&T is officially announced, yours for $99
We knew that an official announcement of the Motorola ATRIX HD was coming sooner than later, especially after the smartphone was accidentally revealed ahead of schedule on the company's own web site. And here it is, folks, the latest addition to the ATRIX family is coming soon to AT&T bearing a $99 on-contract price tag.

That is a pretty tempting deal, considering that in exchange you get a 4G LTE smartphone powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and with a 4.5-inch 720p display gracing its front. Interestingly, the display is enhanced using "ColorBoost", although Motorola does not elaborate on what that technology exactly is. The screen is armored with a tough layer of Gorilla Glass, its back is reinforced using Kevlar fibers, and a water-repellent layer protects the handset's internals from water damage. With the Motorola ATRIX HD and its 8-megapixel camera you can take 1080p HD video at 30 frames per second, and the 1.3MP front-facing cam is ideal for video chats. All of these goodies you get from a smartphone that is only 8.4 millimeters thick. 

On the software side of things, Android 4.0 comes out of the box sprinkled with several handy features on top. One of them is SMARTACTIONS, which automatically performs certain actions at a predetermined time of the day. For example, the smartphone can go into silent mode at night, or turn the Wi-Fi radion on once you come back home. 

So when can you get one? Starting July 15, the Motorola ATRIX HD will be in stock at all AT&T channels. Modern White and Titanium are the two color options it will be available in.

source: Motorola

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  • Display 4.5" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Battery 1780 mAh(9h talk time)



1. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

I'm not even sure if i want to stay with Motorola or buy the iON. AT&T is killing everybody with it's 99$ price tag

2. bayusuputra

Posts: 963; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

I don't want this, I want the Atrix HD MAXX!!!

5. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

will never happened. Verizon always gets the good phones and i haven't see their RAZR like phone on T-mobile or Sprint yet

34. greyhulk

Posts: 184; Member since: Jun 30, 2010

Verizon gets the good phones? You're joking, right? AT&T has a way better selection. Verizon gets mostly Moto phones. They didn't even get a version of the One X and their Galaxy S III is late.They have no Windows Phones at all. They also charge much more for their phones on contract.

40. Ravail

Posts: 182; Member since: Oct 14, 2011

Not to mention they are the most expensive carrier.

41. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

and where's AT&T's Nexus & Razr MAXX? oh that's right...

48. ahhxd717

Posts: 332; Member since: Dec 08, 2011

At least you can get an unlocked Nexus for AT&T for only $350.


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Exactly, I paid 300 on contract for my Version GN when for 50 dollars more I could gotten an unlocked jellybean 4.1 Galaxy Nexus. Not having LTE is worth it considering I don't even get LTE in my area and HSPA+ does the job.

51. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

that's a good deal but Verizon has always had it.

43. InspectorGadget80 unregistered


44. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

yeah, the Droid 4 too for sure.

3. Gcombs

Posts: 136; Member since: Aug 22, 2011

AT&T is definitely being competitive with their pricing. I wish they had the same 4G LTE coverage as Verizon because I would switch in a heartbeat.

4. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

not a bad looking phone.

6. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

The only thing that kind of kills it for me is the seeming lack of internal storage (like the Atrix 2, which can only store photos, music etc on the SD card). I hope they at least provide a decent SD card out of the box. The 2 gig card on the 2 is a joke. Also, sadly, if the 2 gets discontinued, we won't really have a free Android smartphone left on AT&T. At least until the Skyrocket gets dropped down to that price or something.

57. Phullofphil

Posts: 1789; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

Sd cards are cheap. I have seen 32gb sd cards for under $20. The other thing on sd cards is somewhere on the net there is a speed comparison of sd cards on different loads and depending on brand the class of the card does not mean it is better at read and write speeds. Besides they are all fast enough for media the only difference I see maybe is transferring stuff from card to computer and back being different.

7. DechyX

Posts: 156; Member since: May 16, 2011

I'm going to f*cking scream, Motorola Atrix HD and the Dark Knight Rises in the same week!!!! is this a dream or am I dying...

11. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

you should get one of those sexy, matte black colored ones to celebrate the Dark Night. ;D

8. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Why isn't a bigger deal being made about this phone? From what it looks like, this is A) Moto's first phone with a screen larger than 4.3", B) their first phone to ship with ICS and no physical buttons, C) their first 720p phone, and D) is only $99. Of course for that price, I have a sneaking suspicion that the nameless "dual-core processor" is probably just last year's OMAP, but even so, this is a major step in the right direction for Motorola.

12. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

no, it's definitely an S4. the 4430 dosen't actually support 1.5GHz, in fact 1.2 was an overclock on Moto's part and it seems unlikely that they'd start using 4460-70 when the S4 is out.

15. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011


54. randomguest

Posts: 20; Member since: Jun 26, 2012

It could very well be an S3. I'm actually quite sure, the Xperia Ion has identical pricing on AT&T and it has a dual core 1.5ghz S3.

55. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

the Xperia Ion is an older phone and Qualcomm isn't going to go back to using S3s unless they absolutely have to.

58. randomguest

Posts: 20; Member since: Jun 26, 2012

Not much older. And yes it was an s4 after all. Nice value there.

9. ObjectivismFTW

Posts: 211; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

I recall having a big arguement with a certain fellow about why this phone should be priced low. Seems like Motorola and AT&T agreed with me. This phone is a steal for 99$.

13. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

it's just icing on top that it's so cheap. AT&T Users have been yearning for a Razr variant and here it is, better than ever in black and white. Verizon's Razr was popular @ $200-$300 imagine how much this will sell.

17. ObjectivismFTW

Posts: 211; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

It's not really an icing untop of anything because this phone really isn't much of a cake. It's definitely a solid device, but now I hope you understand the fundamentals of why devices are priced the way they are. I do think that 99$ is undershooting this device because you do get a good amount, but at 200$ it would be a failure, 150$ seems reasonable, But AT&T knows the ins and outs of this, exemplified by this 99$ price tag. I predict this will be a hot sell.

19. Jimstar

Posts: 259; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

It has an HD display, it has LTE, it has the latest generation CPU. There's absolutely nothing, with the exception of storage and I guess battery size on some more recent examples, that separates this device from other top of the line models. What exactly do you think this phone is missing?

21. ObjectivismFTW

Posts: 211; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

Me and Kurogii have debated this topic extensively, I do not wish to re-iterate what we spent days arguing, I can link you the whole thing if you want.

23. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

funny how he agrees with me by using his own line of logic. ;)

25. ObjectivismFTW

Posts: 211; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

I don't know where I agreed with you, but OK, people will persist, even when what they are defending don't agree with their argument, in theory. Lmao this is becoming laughable..

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