At this point in time we can say the best thing to happen to the Android ecosystem was for the iPhone to head to Verizon, why? Because it’s bringing an onslaught of new Android devices to every carrier. AT&T though is showing out stronger than they ever had.
After just a few days with the HTC Inspire 4G we know that this time around with Android AT&T means business. The follow up to the HTC Inspire 4G is the highly anticipated Motorola Atrix 4G. We first saw the Motorola Atrix 4G at the AT&T Developer Summit in Las Vegas last month and to say it was jaw dropping would even be an understatement.
The Motorola Atrix 4G was part of that whole Etna-Olympus-Terminator leakage that happened before CES and while we knew something was coming we didn’t expect this.
The Motorola Atrix 4G is being dubbed the “Worlds Most Powerful Smartphone”. It features Android 2.2 on top of a dual core 1ghz processor for the processing speed of 2ghz. It has the worlds first qHD display and Adobe Flash out of the gate. The hardware itself is amazing.
What tops off the Atrix experience is the unique webtop accessory and the HDMI dock turning the Atrix into a powerful laptop and entertainment device. Now with the unique webtop appliance you get a phone, smartphone, internet source and laptop all in one. The webtop features the latest browser based version of Firefox and has 1gb of ram. The webtop adds 8 hours of battery life to the Motorola Atrix handset and it’s smoking.
The only downside is the price of the webtop at $499 or $399 when coupled with the Atrix. If you want seamless and easy experience powered by the same device than the Atrix is definitely the way to go.You could also opt to pair the HTC Inspire 4G with a netbook and get comparable power for under $499 but either way both devices rock.
The Motorola Atrix handset will be available for pre-order February 13th for $199.99 with a 2 year contract and available no later than March 6th in AT&T core stores and select retail channels.
The Motorola Atrix 4G and the HTC Inspire 4G both operate on phase one of AT&T’s 4G. As you may know the ITU certified HSPA+ as 4G not too long ago and that is the first phase of AT&T’s 4G. Once they have the entire HSPA+ phase one complete you will be able to see the same theoretical speeds as T-Mobile’s 4G however this phase one makes the transition to LTE (phase 2 of 4G) much easier and with hardly any backward compatibility issues like switching from CDMA to LTE is causing on Verizon.