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Motorola Mobility Ships Atrix 2 Smartphone
Motorola Mobility Ships Atrix 2 Smartphone

By Mark Long
March 16, 2012 5:11PM

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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.
 

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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...)

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