Newsletters
Business News for Technology Decision-Makers NewsFactor Sites:       NewsFactor.com     Enterprise Security Today     CRM Daily     Business Report     Sci-Tech Today  
   
This ad will display for the next 20 seconds. Click for more information, or
Home Business Briefing Mobile Industry News Small Business Business Intelligence More Topics...
Mobile Tech
DDoS Protection Powered By Verisign
Average Rating:
Rate this article:  
Motorola Mobility Ships Atrix 2 Smartphone

Motorola Mobility Ships Atrix 2 Smartphone
By Mark Long

Share
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Share on Google Plus

The Atrix 2 is powered by Google's Android 2.3 platform, also known as Gingerbread. However, Motorola Mobility plans to deliver "Ice Cream Sandwich" Android 4.0 upgrades to Atrix 2 users based in the U.S., Latin America, Asia-Pacific and other markets in the third quarter of 2012. In the U.S., the Atrix 2 is available through AT&T.
 

Related Topics

Motorola
Atrix
AT&T
Google



Motorola began shipping its new Atrix 2 smartphone to wireless carriers in selected markets such as New Zealand, Singapore and Thailand this month. Even better, the Atrix 2 is currently available in the U.S. through AT&T, a Motorola Mobility spokesperson said Friday.

Priced at $99.99 for customers signing up for a two-year service contract, AT&T's Atrix 2 smartphone can double as a mobile entertainment center for road warriors and globe-trotting business executives -- even as it delivers a range of business security and productivity features.

On the enterprise side, for example, the Atrix 2 offers data encryption on both the device and the SD card. Other business-class features include PIN lock, password protection and inactivity timeouts.

What's more, IT departments also gain the ability to wipe the phone remotely if lost or stolen. Additionally, AT&T's enhanced Internet Protocol virtual private network, or IP VPN, provides business users with corporate access across multiple IP-based infrastructures in more than 60 countries.

The Atrix 2 is currently powered by Google's Android 2.3 platform, also known as Gingerbread. However, Motorola Mobility plans to deliver "Ice Cream Sandwich" Android 4.0 upgrades to Atrix 2 users based in the United States, Latin America, Asia-Pacific and other selected markets beginning in the third quarter of 2012.

Under the Hood

The Atrix 2 has a 4.3-inch, touch-sensitive TFT display with 540x960-pixel resolution, and is equipped with a 1GHz, dual-core processor, 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of ROM and a 2 GB microSD card that can be expanded to a maximum of 32 GB of data storage. Beyond its built-in GSM, UMTS and HSPA+ cellular network radios, the Atrix 2 also offers users standard Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR wireless connectivity options.

Other hardware capabilities under the hood include an e-compass as well as accelerometer, light and proximity sensors. Additionally, the new 4G device incorporates a VGA front camera offering support for video chat sessions, together with an 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash that also can be used to capture full 1080p HD videos for playback at 30 frames per second.

AT&T's Atrix 2 is equipped with a micro USB 2.0 port and an HDMI output jack that enables users to display their HD video clips on any size HD monitor with an HDMI cable using Mirror mode. What's more, the device's 1735 mAh is capable of delivering up to 8.5 hours of talk time or nearly 16 days of operation in the standby mode. (continued...)

1  |  2  |  Next Page >

 

Tell Us What You Think
Comment:

Name:



Salesforce.com is the market and technology leader in Software-as-a-Service. Its award-winning CRM solution helps 82,400 customers worldwide manage and share business information over the Internet. Experience CRM success. Click here for a FREE 30-day trial.


 Mobile Tech
1.   Glass Adds Voice Access to Contacts
2.   Samsung, B&N Partner on Nook Tablet
3.   Acer Desktop Box Rides Chrome Wave
4.   Apple Stock Soars Ahead of iPhone 6
5.   HTC One M8 Windows Phone Unveiled


advertisement
Product Information and Resources for Technology You Can Use To Boost Your Business

Network Security Spotlight
UPS Stores in 24 States Hit by Data Breach
Big Brown has been breached. UPS said that about 105,000 customer transactions at 51 of its UPS Store locations in 24 states could have been compromised between January and August.
 
Cost of Target Data Breach: $148 Million Plus Loss of Trust
The now infamous Target data breach is still costing the company -- and its shareholders -- plenty. In fact, the retailing giant forecast the December 2013 incident cost shareholders $148 million.
 
Aruba Networks Handles Black Hat with Aplomb
It's not an easy job. Aruba Networks' task throughout the Black Hat USA conference in Las Vegas this month was to ensure thousands of attendees could connect without malicious attacks.
 

Enterprise Hardware Spotlight
Acer's New Desktop Box Rides the Chrome OS Wave
Filling out its Chrome OS line, Acer is following the introduction of a larger Chromebook line earlier this month with a new tiny $180 desktop Chromebox and also a smaller Chromebook.
 
Feds OK $2.3 Billion IBM-Lenovo x86 Server Deal
IBM and Lenovo are celebrating U.S. approval of their x86-based server deal, having cleared some major security hurdles. The deal makes Lenovo a major player for enterprise data centers.
 
Three New Lenovo PCs Aimed at Business Users
Businesses everywhere want computing solutions that do more for less money, and Lenovo has unveiled three new desktop PCs that offer solid computing at a budget-minded price.
 

Mobile Technology Spotlight
Google Glass Adds Voice Access to Phone Contacts
The latest update to Google Glass will let users access their top 20 phone contacts with voice commands alone. A user can then choose a phone call, Google hangouts, e-mail or text messaging.
 
Samsung, B&N Target Amazon with Nook Tablet
They've seen the enemy and it is Amazon. So Samsung and Barnes & Noble are teaming up to combat their common foe with a 7-inch tablet that blends Samsung’s tech, Nook’s content and e-reader platform.
 
Acer's New Desktop Box Rides the Chrome OS Wave
Filling out its Chrome OS line, Acer is following the introduction of a larger Chromebook line earlier this month with a new tiny $180 desktop Chromebox and also a smaller Chromebook.
 

Navigation
NewsFactor Business
Home/Top News | Business Briefing | Mobile Industry News | Small Business | Business Intelligence | Innovation | E-Commerce | Press Releases
NewsFactor Network Enterprise I.T. Sites
NewsFactor Technology News | Enterprise Security Today | CRM Daily

NewsFactor Business and Innovation Sites
Sci-Tech Today | NewsFactor Business Report

NewsFactor Services
FreeNewsFeed | Free Newsletters

About NewsFactor Network | How To Contact Us | Article Reprints | Careers @ NewsFactor | Services for PR Pros | Top Tech Wire | How To Advertise

Privacy Policy | Terms of Service
© Copyright 2000-2014 NewsFactor Network. All rights reserved. Article rating technology by Blogowogo. Member of Accuserve Ad Network.