Motorola's latest is the new high-end Android, yet its refinements mean long battery life and light weight.
Ever since the HTC EVO was released on Sprint (S) about a year ago, there has been some stagnation at the high end of the Android spectrum. Processors have maxed out at about 1GHz, screens are about 480x800ish and 720P output has become standard.
The Motorola (MMI) Atrix takes Android to the next level.
The screen on this new phone is a beautiful 4-inch 960x540 or 'qHD' covered in strong Gorilla Glass. While Sharp and others have released a 3.5-inch screen with the same additional pixels as the iPhone 4, this one's size alone blows away smaller screens. IT is also bright and looks great from all angles.
The processor is a dual-core Nvidia Tegra 2 running at 1GHz. While the LG 2X and the Dell Streak 7 both have the same processor, neither device matches up with the Atrix in other areas.
The Atrix is much more refined than other high end phones. While the EVO is big and bulky with a weak battery life and stuff protruding everywhere, the Atrix is light, smooth, unassuming and lasts forever on a charge -- even more so than Samsung's popular Galaxy S line.
The Atrix is a handsome phone.
But then, the Atrix does much, much more than a phone; it serves as the brains of a computer as well... More
With the Inspire 4G, the Atrix phone/laptop hybrid and the Samsung Infuse 4G, AT&T now thinks it has gone from worst to best in its Android offering.
Talking to a technology company CMO is often like reading a press release, but AT&T CMO David Christopher is better than most and did shine some light on a new pride in their Android line today.
Specifically, AT&T (T) had the iPhone exclusively, they had MORESeth Weintraub - Feb 3, 2011 12:19 PM ET
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Motorola's(MMI) Atrix was certainly the standout product of CES but I'm still waiting for some first hand usage before I'm ready to declare it a winner. The Atrix has a 4" 960x540 qHD display, dual core NVidia Tegra chip with 1GB of RAM. If those seem more like low-end computer specs than smartphone specs, it is no surprise then that the MORESeth Weintraub - Jan 28, 2011 3:36 PM ET
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