Motorola Atrix 4G : Phone or Computer? Its got both.
CES 2011 has brought along many surprises and the Motorola Atrix is one of them. Pocket it or Dock it, is what Motorola is saying about this phone.
Some of the best features of the Atrix are the 4G HSPA+ support on AT&T, 16GB of internal storage and a 4-inch 960 x 540 QHD display to closely vie with the pixel display of the iPhone 4. There’s also 1GB RAM and up to 48GB memory, front-facing VGA camera and 5-megapixel rear-facing camera and also a Fingerprint Reader! Not forgetting of course the NVIDIA Tegra chip. It will be shipping with Android OS 2.2 instead of the latest version.
The very best feature of this phone however, is called Webtop. Webtop is an application that runs when you put the Atrix in its multimedia dock which is connected to a display through HDMI and a keyboard and mouse, through two USB ports, all in the dock. The Webtop app essentially turns the Atrix 4G into a full blown PC, complete with windowed UI, an Mac OS X-like application dock, a full version of Firefox with Flash 10.1 support, a file manager, and Citrix remote desktop support (shown connected to a PC running Windows XP full screen). Better yet, the state of the Webtop app is maintained between sessions, allowing the Atrix 4G to be undocked at any time without missing anything at all. There’s another application that turns the Atrix 4G into an entertainment center.
On the move? Then you can use the laptop dock which connects to the Atrix and well, turns into a laptop. The folks at Motorola even showed off how well the phone was docked into the laptop by playing Need For Speed on it upside down.
Overall, the Motorola Atrix 4G is a very promising phone. Will it recreate the magic that the Droid did? We’ll have to wait and see.