The Motorola Atrix: Smartphone & Netbook Combined


on May 3, 2011   |   1 comment

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Presented for the first time at CES 2011 (Jan 6-9) in Las Vegas, the Motorola Atrix 4G won the Best Smartphone Award and still raises amazement and buzz. Impressive features and its unique laptop accessory did not fail to make it a hit. Here is why:

Described as the world’s most powerful smartphone, the Motorola Atrix 4G is powered by Nvidia’s dual-core 1GHz Tegra 2 chipset and runs on the Google Android 2.2 (Froyo) operating system. Among the heftiest products in the smartphone category (4.76 ounces), a rather bulky and austere design had to be expected for such a powerful piece of equipment. The Atrix features a qHD 4-inch touch screen, supporting 960×540 pixels and two cameras (a 5 megapixel rear camera and a front camera for video calling). The Atrix also provides maximum multimedia entertainment on 4G networks. Aside from the surprisingly cool built-in fingerprint reader, all remaining features are common to other smartphones: the Android Web kit browser, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, a digital audio player, e-mail services, GPS and all the usual Google apps.

Maybe the most impressive of all features, is the ability of the Atrix to offer a computer-like experience. Indeed, the Atrix can be directly linked to a monitor through an HDMI cable or even to a unique Motorola WebTop dock. The Mobile View gives you the ability to run your Atrix on a bigger screen and exploit the phone’s web browsing and multimedia HQ experience to maximum capacity (the 1GB RAM of the Atrix is close enough to computer standards). Call from your laptop, organize your contacts and appointments or surf on the web using the Mozilla Firefox browser just like on your Atrix, but with a full keyboard, a mouse and a wide screen.

The Atrix is already available on the American market through AT&T with the Android Froyo system and will be released later this year with the new Android 2.3 Gingerbread system.

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