Meet the Motorola Atrix, the phone maker’s newest Android offering which their showcasing right as we speak at CES.
We’re not sure if this is one and the same as the leaked Motorola Olympus, but one thing we’re certain of, this baby also packs a dual-core Tegra 2 processor under the hood. It also sports 1GB of RAM, a fingerprint scanner for biometric security, a rear-mounted 5-megapixel camera with LED flash, VGA front-facing camera, 4-inch 540x960 touchscreen display, and Android 2.2 as its OS complemented by MotoBLUR. Bundled with a massive 1930 mAh battery, you’re guaranteed to have loads of fun with this baby. All this is housed in a svelte 11mm thin body. It comes with 16GB of internal memory expandable via microSD card (up to 32GB).
Price is yet to be known, but it is, however, already confirmed to be coming to Canada, on Bell to be exact. In fact, Bell has already put up a sign-up page for those want to be informed when Moto’s latest monster Android phone arrives in town. Are you one of those folks? If so, then just head on over here to enlist your interest.
Not bad, Motorola. Not bad. If you've got more of this in the pipeline, we're pretty sure 2011 will be a good year for you.
Press release follows:
Motorola Mobility Canada and Bell Announce ATRIX™ Coming Soon to Canada
The world's most powerful smartphone transforms into a laptop, desktop or home entertainment center through Motorola's revolutionary webtop application
LAS VEGAS (CES) and TORONTO, Jan. 5 /CNW/ - Motorola Mobility Canada and Bell today unveiled Motorola ATRIX, the only smartphone with the Motorola webtop application that puts a true desktop browser in the user's pocket. The ATRIX will be available to Canadians exclusively from Bell Mobility on Canada's Best Network.
Designed to bring unprecedented computing to a smartphone, Motorola's webtop application brings a PC browsing experience with a full Mozilla Firefox 3.6 browser to a mobile environment. Motorola ATRIX supports Adobe® Flash® Player to open up all the rich graphics, animations and video on the web. Featuring a dual-core processor -with each core running at 1 GHz, delivering up to two GHz of processing power - 1 GB of RAM, coupled with webtop and a unique docking system, the Motorola ATRIX is, simply put, the world's most powerful smartphone.
"Motorola ATRIX ushers in a new era in mobile computing and converged electronics experiences, and we're thrilled to offer it to Canadians on Bell's state-of-the-art network," said Sanjay Jha, chairman and chief executive officer of Motorola Mobility. "The Motorola ATRIX is a symbol of the innovation consumers can expect from the new company that is Motorola Mobility. ATRIX is a revolutionary tool for staying connected, informed and entertained at home, on the job and anywhere in between."
"Motorola ATRIX is a ground-breaking product and offering it exclusively to Canadians fits with Bell's commitment to deliver products and services that lets business and consumer clients say 'today just got better,'" said Wade Oosterman, President of Bell Mobility & Residential Services, and Bell's Chief Brand Officer. "ATRIX and its mobile computing capabilities are ready to leverage the speed, coverage and quality of Bell's world-leading wireless network."
Motorola ATRIX delivers unprecedented mobile computing capabilities in a package less than 11mm thin, including:
-A dual-core processor - which outputs up to two GHz of processing speed - for opening web pages twice as fast as most other smartphones, rendering games faster and displaying HD quality video on big-screen TVs.
-A full 1 GB of RAM is twice that offered in most other smartphones and delivers effortless multi-tasking, such as watching a movie while receiving and responding to email.
-The world's first qHD smartphone display, offering high resolution and 24-bit colour, making it easier to read indoors and outdoors
Facilitated by Motorola's webtop application and optional docking system that offer a larger screen, full-size keyboard and trackpad for an enhanced and more interactive experience, Motorola ATRIX can be used as a primary digital hub to create, edit and enjoy documents, media and content.
Motorola is introducing two industry-leading companion docks for the ATRIX:
- The Motorola HD Multimedia Dock has three USB ports and an HDMI port, enabling connections to a keyboard, monitor, mouse, speakers or HDMI monitor for working on traditional PC tasks, and connects to an HDMI-enabled television and home theater audio system for enjoying video, music, games and more.
- The Motorola Laptop Dock has an incredibly thin design with an 11.6-inch screen, full keyboard, stereo speakers, 36Wh three-cell battery that delivers up to seven hours of battery life and weighs just 2.4 pounds. Users simply dock their Motorola ATRIX 4G into the back of the Laptop Dock to experience true mobility at work, home and playing on-the-go in a form factor that's lighter and smaller than most laptops on the market.
While using the webtop application, business users with an existing Citrix account will benefit from the integrated Citrix Receiver application that provides secure, high performance access to virtual desktops as well as Windows®, web and office applications hosted on Citrix XenDesktop. In addition to the full suite of office productivity and email applications, users can also access a number of web applications such as Salesforce.com, Google Docs, and any HTML application or service from a full desktop browser.
Motorola ATRIX runs Android™ 2.2 with access to more than 100,000 apps and games in Android Market™.
Key features and specifications:
-A dual-core processor capable of opening web pages twice as fast as most other smartphones, rendering games faster and displaying HD video on big-screen TVs
-Front- and rear-facing cameras for video chat and the ability to record and output in HD
-Biometric fingerprint reader for easily unlocking your phone while providing extra security
-Under 11mm thin, with an extra large 1930 mAh battery for extended standby and talk time
-Keep up to date on social networks with automatic delivery of messages through MOTOBLUR™, including the ability to locate, wipe and restore data if the device is lost or stolen
-Up to 48GB of storage (16GB internal and optional 32GB MicroSD card) - enough to store thousands of songs, photos and as many as 15 full-length movies
-Mobile Hotspot service for connecting up to eight Wi-Fi-enabled devices
Motorola ATRIX will be available exclusively to Bell Mobility clients in the coming months. For more information, go to Motorola.ca or to pre-register please visit www.bell.ca/atrix