CES 2011: Motorola announces ATRIX 4G for AT&T and Bell Mobility

Motorola ATRIX 4G

Motorola today unveiled the Motorola ATRIX 4G (formerly known as the Olympus) with a dual-core processor. It is also the first Motorola device to come with its webtop application which offers “a full Mozilla Firefox 3.6 browser and supports Adobe Flash Player to open up all the rich graphics, animations and video on the web.”

“Consumers are increasingly using smartphones as their primary digital screens,” said Bill Ogle, chief marketing officer, Motorola Mobility, Inc. “Motorola ATRIX 4G ushers in a new era of mobile computing. ATRIX comes loaded with the Motorola webtop application, and when used with one of our exclusive docks, enables consumers to extend the capabilities of their smartphones. Together, these provide a revolutionary interactive computing experience that empowers individuals in new ways for staying connected, informed and entertained at home, on the job and anywhere in between.”

Motorola ATRIX 4G specifications:

  • Processor: Dual-core Tegra 2 (each core running at 1GHz)
  • Operating system: Google Android 2.2
  • Connectivity: Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE and tri-band WCDMA/HSPA+
  • Other connectivity: A-GPS, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
  • Display: 4.0-inch qHD (Quarter High Definition) (960 by 540)
  • Memory: 1GB RAM
  • Storage: 16GB onboard, microSD cards up to 32GB
  • Camera: Rear-facing 5MP with auto-focus, LED flash, and 720p video capture / front-facing VGA camera
  • Connectors: 3.5mm headphone jack, micro-USB
  • Battery: 1930mAh
  • Dimensions / weight: 63.50 by 117.75 by 10.95 millimeters / 135 grams

Motorola will offer a Google Android 2.3 for the Motorola ATRIX 4G later this year.

Two docking options will be offered for the Motorola ATRIX. The Motorola HD Multimedia Dock will come with three USB ports and an HDMI port, allowing it to be used to connect to accessories such as keyboard and monitors to offer a more traditional PC setup. The Motorola HD Multimedia Dock will come with an 11.6-inch display and a full-size keyboard, essentially turning the ATRIX into a notebook.

Despite the 4G in its name, the Motorola ATRIX does not come with LTE connectivity but HSPA+.

The Motorola ATRIX 4G will be offered by both AT&T (in Q1 2011) and Bell Mobility (in the coming months). Pricing information was not revealed.

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