Motorola Atrix 4G is one Olympian of a phone!

Motorola Atrix 4G is one Olympian of a phone!
It seems like AT&T is having one very 4G-ish time here at CES 2011, as it just announced three new 4G-branded handsets, the Motorola Atrix 4G, Samsung Infuse 4G and HTC Inspire 4G.

Apparently, the Motorola Atrix 4G is no other but the long-rumored Motorola Olympus - a Tegra 2-powered dual-core Android beast, which seems to be dubbed by Moto as "the world's most powerful smartphone"... Ouch. The Olympian of a phone will of course have a giant 4" qHD screen, with 540x960 pixels of resolution, as well as the whooping 1GB of RAM and a monstrous 1930mAh battery to keep the whole thing alive. Pretty impressive to say the least.

So what network will it operate on? AT&T's Ralph De La Vega says that both HSPA+ and LTE should qualify as 4G networks, so which one is it? Well, there's a good and a bad news. Okay, bad news first - it will run on the carrier's current HSPA+ network. The good news? It will be launched in the first half of the year, while AT&T's upcoming LTE devices will see the light of day sometime during the second half. The handset is going to run Android 2.2, customized by the one and only MotoBlur UI.

But that's not all. It seems like Moto is also gearing up to launch a... drum roll, please... laptop dock for the Atrix 4G! That's right, it's a 13.9mm device that you dock your phone into, behind the monitor. Another dock for the Motorola Atrix 4G will also become available as the HD dock. Now we've got to admit that this one seems a lot more like a traditional dock, you know, it reminds us of when dock used to be just a piece of plastic that you place your handset onto.

source: Motorola


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ATRIX 4G
  • Display 4.0" 540 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor NVIDIA Tegra 2, Dual-core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1930 mAh(9.00h 3G talk time)

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27 Comments

1. Kakarotto

Posts: 255; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

I'm curious what screen resolution it has. 854x480? :(

5. Seylan unregistered

The screen resolution is 960x540. that means 275 dpi.

7. Kakarotto

Posts: 255; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

+25 more ppi to reach magical barrier of 300 ppi is too much for them? Always something sucks.

17. JAH-TECH unregistered

QFHD (2160p) It is four times the resolution of the 1080p display standard, hence the name. per wikipedia.org/wiki/QHD

21. Cooper unregistered

umm..not quite..it;s qHD NOT QFHD, you really think a 4" mobile phone screen is going to have a higher res display than fullHD TV's? i'm curious to how it will work with android apps meant for WVGA..

2. phunk unregistered

Please no blur

18. BobbyTaba

Posts: 316; Member since: Aug 11, 2010

haha I was worried this would be good until I saw motoblur

23. josuearisty

Posts: 148; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

I have no problem with blur, and if you dont like it, you can always use LauncherPro or something else.

3. reg123 unregistered

curious is to what 4g they are not launching 4g until 2012..is this hspa+, if so that really isn't 4g..

13. ecml

Posts: 129; Member since: Mar 23, 2010

I believe they said that they will be launching LTE in Mid 2011 as well

4. skymitch89

Posts: 1453; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

AT&T is really hitting T-Mobile in the ass with the new 4G phones. And HOLY CRAP!!!!! That is the most high-end smartphone and makes all the other high-end phones look like mid-range smartphones. Wonder how the HTC Thunderbolt is going to hold up against this. Hope AT&T replace their unlimited data soon because this phone will eat 5Gb without even thinking about it.

6. omarc26

Posts: 360; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

does any one know if this phone has a front facing camera???

10. therygy

Posts: 94; Member since: May 24, 2010

yeaaaahhh it does. the are pretty much standard on alll note worthy high end smartphones these days

11. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Samsung's new 4Gish phone has a front-facing camera...

8. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

wow..there is going to be one sure scary Droid announced for Verizon tomorrow!

9. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Poor old T-MO

12. archangel9

Posts: 233; Member since: Feb 07, 2010

does anyone knows if it has flash for the camera?

19. mr.tee unregistered

14. Tre-Nitty

Posts: 470; Member since: Nov 16, 2010

Bye-Bye wp7 Samsung Focus. I'll be upgrading to 1 of these new phones.

15. spinelessrabbit

Posts: 35; Member since: Dec 28, 2010

Att Rocks see that world most powerful. well for now

16. baztah

Posts: 29; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

Wooohooo! At&t didnt have much last year, but look now! 3 new 4g ANDROID phones! They're only on hspa+ though, but they are launching LTE devices on the 2nd half of the year! I might sell my iPhone 4 to get one of these new phones! :DD

20. osanilevich

Posts: 287; Member since: Sep 29, 2009

why 5MP camera?

22. josuearisty

Posts: 148; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

OMG this is gettin crazy, I knew this year MOBILES were going to be like this. I wanna try this one!!

24. TareX unregistered

I love it, I'll get it. But I have one nitpick.... why the thick bezel? I mean look at the HTC and Samsung phones announced next to it The screen is almost edge-to-edge on them. Anyway, won't get any better than that; and in my books, it's better than the LG Optimus 2X.

25. ItsaRaid

Posts: 3; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

Does Anyone know what the rationale is behind the use of android 2.2 being used rather than the newest rev of Android?

26. tq3866 unregistered

Dude forget my iPhone, I want this! XD

27. oneandonly478

Posts: 10; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

att has a whole new line up of phones htc inspire, motorola atrix which is also the same a verzion bionic , samsung infuse , sony ericsson xperia arc, all very nice , the iphone may be a thing of the past if they dont hurry and come out with no.5... i'm glad i havent upgraded from my iphone3gs yet.

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