Motorola Atrix 4G is one Olympian of a phone! - PhoneArena

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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