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Now available: Motorola ATRIX 2 and Motorola XOOM Family Edition

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Now available: Motorola ATRIX 2 and Motorola XOOM Family Edition
AT&T and Best Buy are each launching a Motorola device on Sunday. For AT&T, it is the Motorola ATRIX 2 that is being released for $99 with a signed 2-year contract. The sequel model to the "world's most powerful smartphone" features a larger 4.3 inch qHD display, bigger than the 4 inch screen on the original handset. A dual-core 1GHz processor is under the hood along with 1GB of RAM. An 8MP camera on back, a upgrade from the 5MP camera on the first-gen unit, captures video at 1080p while a front-facing shooter lets you take self-portraits and engage in video chat. 8GB of internal storage can be boosted to as much as 40GB  by using a microSD card. Android 2.3 is pre-installed on the phone.

AT&T is launching today the Motorola ATRIX 2

AT&T is launching today the Motorola ATRIX 2

The Motorola XOOM Family Edition is being released by Best Buy today for $379. Basically the same model as the original Motorola XOOM tablet, the Family Edition gets its name from a number of pre-loaded treats that the kids (or the kid in you) can use such as Zoodles, Asphalt 6 and SIM City Deluxe. Quickoffice is pre-loaded for the working adults in the house. The Motorola XOOM Family Edition offers the same 10.1 inch screen with 1280 x800 resolution, 16GB of native storage, 1GB of RAM and runs on Android Honeycomb 3.1. Under the hood you will find the same dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor than runs the original model.

If the NFL action is boring you today and you have some money burning a hole in your pocket, you might want to check out the Motorola ATRIX 2 at AT&T or the Family Edition of the Motorola XOOM at Best Buy, both being released today.

source: AT&T, BestBuy via AndroidCentral

The Family Edition of the Motorola XOOM is now available from Best Buy

The Family Edition of the Motorola XOOM is now available from Best Buy

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posted on 16 Oct 2011, 14:55

1. whatevs (unregistered)

Kiddin me with this?? Ha!

posted on 16 Oct 2011, 15:06

2. Cinnamon (Posts: 87; Member since: 16 Jun 2011)

Wow this is Great!

If tablets go to $250 I might buy one!

I mean $500 for a tablet! you can get a laptop with that money and a gaming console.

posted on 16 Oct 2011, 15:13 2

3. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)

true but not a very nice laptop and i wud much rather have an ipad or galaxy tab than a cheap lapttop... and does motogoog think rebranding it with family will really up sales... haha

posted on 16 Oct 2011, 16:50

8. bossmt_2 (Posts: 457; Member since: 13 Oct 2009)

I think their intention is to get the Xoom family for kids to play games on and parents to surf the web in. Whether that's a winning strategy or not who knows. I mean it's basically the original Xoom with less memory and games and parental controls. It's something that you can sell someone on pretty easy.

Imagine if you're a parent, you see the iPad and you see the Xoom, Xoom has better internal hardware, a bigger better screen, has Zoodles on it but also includes 40 bucks of software including SIM City Deluxe, and Quick Office Pro HD.

Value wise it's a very good value, no it won't dream of coming close to the iPad, that won't happen as long as Apple doesn't choke the lead up.

posted on 16 Oct 2011, 17:06

10. WhoWeTalkinBout (unregistered)

I think that by rebranding it (putting games/apps on there that appeal to children/teens) and dropping the price that they will have much better success than the original had. Besides, when the first Xoom launched it was very early in the Android tablet game. Most of the better Android tablets are household names now and this will also help in sales.

posted on 16 Oct 2011, 15:37 4

4. snowgator (Posts: 3604; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)

At 99$, the Atrix 2 is a real good buy. Should do well as a higher end Android option at that price point.

posted on 16 Oct 2011, 16:22 3

5. jacko (unregistered)

it should have at lease 1.2ghz processor not much of an upgrade but i guess if apple can do it so can we lol


posted on 16 Oct 2011, 16:32 2

6. kakakak (unregistered)

I know Android is all open source but the android market has like 250,000 apps. Iphone has more than 500,000 apps. Also no android phone has as much hype and talk as the iphone. Even the little changed iphone 4s is sold out.


posted on 16 Oct 2011, 16:40 2

7. whatevs (unregistered)

Apple baby!!!! The best!!!

posted on 16 Oct 2011, 16:55 3

9. Yeeee (Posts: 190; Member since: 02 Aug 2011)

Um the nexus Prime article got like 250 comments way more than any iphone article Ive ever seen. The only thing that came close was steve jobs death. Also Android releases different good phones and they have competition from other android manufacturers. Last I heard Iphone has 400,000 and android had 300,000 so ur wrong about everything

posted on 17 Oct 2011, 12:03

12. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)

im pretty sure nobody has enough time money etc to get 500000 apps :/ seriously people stop bragging about how many apps your app store has if 1)your phone isnt a phone its nothing but an app launcher 2)how many of iphone apps are free huh? 3)dont comment on a post if it has nothing to do with what the post is about.

posted on 16 Oct 2011, 21:32 1

11. DSaruwatari (unregistered)

Best Buy has the Atrix 2 @ 49.99 on contract

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