We are yet to see the first Google-Motorola Android devices but we would expect them to come with an Intel processor considering that Motorola and Intel announced a multi-year multi-device partnership during the 2012 CES. It is worth mentioning that Motorola, one of the top Android device makers, is planning to launch a new device, the Motorola Atrix HD codenamed the Dinara.
In previous leaks and rumors, Motorola was working on a new phone expected to be a stiff competitor to the HTC Evo 4G LTE and the SIII from Samsung. The Dinara however was released quietly but rumors are that the AT&T will be the carrier of choice. The Atrix is the third model in Motorola’s lineup and is very similar to the models in the RAZR family which are also Android-based. This time round, we will get a GSM handset with its own design and features.
Here is a list of the core specs of the Atrix.
- 4.5-inch LCD (1280 x 720 resolution) with ColorBoost technology
- 1.5GHz dual-core processor
- 1GB of RAM
- 8GB storage
- 8MP rear camera with LED flash and 1.3MP front camera (1080p HD video recording at 30fps)
- Quad-band GSM and UMTS support, 4G LTE
- 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, 1,780mAh battery
- Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (with Motorola UI on top and Smart Actions)
- microSD support
- Corning Gorilla Glass display and Kevlar back
- Government-grade encryption, webtop support and VPN support
According to the picture of the phone leaked, the phone could be available in stores by July 26th this year or thereabouts. On the picture, there is an on-screen widget hinting that the handset will be available on AT&T although there has not been any official confirmation from AT&T or Motorola for that matter. It is expected that the Dinara will retail at $199.99 with a two year AT&T contract but this is only speculation.