Motorola and AT&T Unveil Dual Core Atrix 4G

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The major trend for mobile at this year's CES is most certainly 4G. AT&T this morning proved it's up to the challenge, however, and unveiled three new smartphone powerhouses from Motorola, HTC, and Samsung.

The most intriguing of the bunch, the Motorola Atrix 4G, is the first dual core processor phone from AT&T and can dock into a laptop-like base.

The Atrix 4G runs Android 2.2, has a full HTML 5 browser, and supports HD video. Along with the dual-core processor, it has 1GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, a "gHD" display, a fingerprint recognizer, and a powerful 1930 mAh battery. With specs like these, you'd think the phone is monstrous. Quite the contrary: The Atrix is only 0.4 inches thick.

In Video: The Motorola Atrix 4G

The docking accessory, the Motorola Webtop, essentially turns your phone into a small laptop. No computing power actually comes from the dock, however. The dock has an 11.6-inch display with 8 hour battery life and weighs just 2.4 pounds.

Pricing and availability have not yet been announced for the Atrix. Stay tuned for a full hands-on of the device later this week.

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At a Glance
  • This dual-core phone is fast and boasts solid data speeds, but the Atrix-powered laptop accessory is a good idea poorly executed.


    • Dual-core processor makes phone operate smoothly
    • qHD display renders sharp images and video


    • "Laptop dock" concept poorly executed
    • Not running Android 2.3
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