Motorola’s ATRIX 4G packs dual-core processor, powers laptop dock

Remember that long rumored Motorola Olympus, a dual-core Android beast that was destined for AT&T? Today at CES, we got a quick look at exactly what that handset (or a handset just like it), now named the ATRIX 4G, has in store for us. The ATRIX 4G sports a dual-core 1GHz processor paired with 1GB of RAM, qHD high-resolution display, HSPA+ (4G) radio, and Android 2.2. The device can connect to a laptop-dock accessory that houses a laptop battery, keyboard and display. From there your ATRIX powers the laptop-like device — a device that Motorola’s CEO bragged had better battery life than Apple’s new Macbook Air. Here is AT&T’s official blurb on the new device:

The Motorola ATRIX™ 4G Android 2.2 smartphone will be offered exclusively by AT&T and is the world’s most powerful smartphone. Featuring a 1 GHz dual-core processor, ATRIX 4G delivers a remarkable combination of application processing power, 4G network speed and a high-resolution qHD display. It will be complemented by breakthrough accessories that include a revolutionary, super-thin laptop dock — for which ATRIX 4G is the “engine” — and an HD media dock that uses ATRIX 4G’s HDMI video output capabilities and processing power to enable a revolutionary browsing, application and media experience. For more information, visit (website available after 10 a.m. PT on Jan. 5). This device is slated for launch in the first quarter of 2011, only for AT&T customers.

Although not mentioned by AT&T, Motorola did note that the ATRIX has a 1930mAh battery to keep it powered on and crushing numbers throughout the day (the DROID X has a 1500mAh battery). Who’s ready to rock one of these bad boys?


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