Motorola Atrix HD For AT&T Peeks Out, Looks Sharpby Jason Inofuentes on July 5, 2012 12:23 PM EST
Image courtesy of Droid-Life.
Somewhere a Motorola employee is wishing he'd double-checked that launch date. Splashing into the news after a bit of a hiatus, Motorola briefly revealed the splashpage for the new Atrix HD destined for AT&T this morning. The page has since been pulled, but not before showing off some interesting details. The RAZR-like design isn't terribly surprising, but is a strong departure from the more curvy Atrix design language. The screen has grown to a 1280 x 720 4.5" size with what's being referred to as ColorBoost technology. In order to hit that 8.4 mm thickness,
the display is likely of the AMOLED variety, so PenTile will be present. As we've seen, though, it hardly matters at these pixel densities. Motorola, apparently, didn't have to resort to AMOLED, unlike the RAZR before it. This comes from a spec page entry we missed earlier, hence the update. We've seen some thin LCDs before, and we've seen Motorola use PenTile on LCDs before, too; so display judgments will have to wait till we have some hands-on time.
We're left to wonder, though, what chipset powers this third Atrix variant? For the RAZR, Motorola opted for the TI OMAP 4 solution, and their own Wrigley LTE baseband. These days, Qualcomm Snapdragon has been taking most of the design wins for LTE devices because of its power sipping habits. So, could the Atrix HD be revisiting the OMAP 4 well, or has it moved on to faster moving water? We'll wait and see.
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Belard - Sunday, July 8, 2012 - linkI did say that: "Yes GPS on Samsungs seem to suck."
I did NOT say Android GPS suck.
amdwilliam1985 - Monday, July 9, 2012 - linkI got the SGS2 with tmobile, it totally replaced my Tomtom gps.
Haven't experience any gps related issue, I actually love my phone gps, it picked up my location within 3 to 5 seconds. My old Tomtom needs about 2 minutes, which is the most annoying thing.
Zoomer - Friday, July 6, 2012 - linkIt's called the Nexus.
bmgoodman - Friday, July 6, 2012 - linkAfter suffering through my wife's ownership of a Motorola Flipside, and then paying a nice chunk of money to upgrade it early, it will be a cold day in hell before I buy another Motorola anything. We never realized during the 30 day return window that the phone had so little memory that it could only download 4 or 5 apps before the Out Of Memory errors came. Sure, it was largely AT&T's fault for crapping up the little memory it had with useless, extra-monthly-charge "features", but it was easier to banish Motorola than AT&T, at least for us.
Now we're both very pleased with our Galaxy S2 and Glide. My S2 just got ICS 4.0.3. Sure, it was slow in arriving, and TouchWiz makes it look more like 2.3.9, but on the whole, they're just great phones. The cameras continue to impress, especially in outdoor, daytime environments.
OK, maybe it won't take hell freezing over to bring me back to Motorola, but the screwed me over with a dial-up modem in the 80s, and it was nearly a decade before I went back.