RadioShack to price Motorola Atrix 4G at $150, no mail-in rebate required

By on February 18, 2011 at 7:34 AM.

RadioShack to price Motorola Atrix 4G at $150, no mail-in rebate required

Thinking about picking up the Atrix 4G next week? Listen up. According to RadioShack’s Facebook page, the company will be offering Motorola’s latest and greatest Android handset for a very reasonable $149.99 on launch day, February 22nd. The post notes that this is an “instant pricing” offer, meaning you won’t have to clip, cut, staple, and/or fill out mail-in rebate forms. For those not in the know, that is $50 less than what AT&T will be selling the device for once released. The company will also be offering the Atrix’s laptop-dock accessory for $329.99 when bundled together ($479.98 total) — a $20 discount on AT&T’s pricing. If you have a local RadioShack and are going to be purchasing the Atrix 4G, why not save yourself a little green, no? More →

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Motorola ATRIX 4G review

By on February 9, 2011 at 3:00 PM.

Motorola ATRIX 4G review

The Motorola ATRIX 4G is the fastest smartphone not yet on the market. Come March 6th, however, it will be. AT&T has landed a screamingly fast Android device courtesy of Motorola, and that’s not all. The device is so powerful that it can power a laptop with full Firefox browser, and spit out 1080p video like it’s nothing. We’ve spent almost a day time with the phone and thought it was sufficient for a review, so read on past the break for what we think, alright?

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AT&T gives you 60 second run-down on ATRIX 4G [video]

By on February 4, 2011 at 8:12 PM.

AT&T gives you 60 second run-down on ATRIX 4G [video]

AT&T has posted a new episode of its “Mobile Minute” segment to YouTube, and this week’s subject is the Motorola ATRIX 4G. If you want to see a quick, Cliff’s Notes-style video describing what’s new and notable on the dual-core, Android handset, hit the jump… the clip is waiting for you. More →

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Motorola ATRIX 4G on sale March 6th, pre-sales February 13th; $199.99 [updated]

By on February 3, 2011 at 11:41 AM.

Motorola ATRIX 4G on sale March 6th, pre-sales February 13th; $199.99 [updated]

According to The Wall Street Journal, AT&T will be releasing its flagship Android device — the Motorola ATRIX 4G — on March 6th, with pre-orders beginning on February 13th. The company directly cites AT&T as the source of its information and goes on to note that the device will retail for $199.99 on-contract (just north of the $149.99 we had hoped for). The report also states that Ma’ Bell will be bundling the handset with that snazzy laptop-dock for $499.99; the laptop will sell for $499.99 if purchased separately. There you have it. AT&T’s first, legitimate flagship Android device. Now… who’s buying one?

UPDATE: AT&T has made the pricing official; the full press release is after the jump.

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Motorola ATRIX 4G dock to retail for $60?

By on January 31, 2011 at 7:29 AM.

Motorola ATRIX 4G dock to retail for $60?

Thanks to several leaks, we have a pretty good beat on what Motorola’s ATRIX 4G will retail for — $150 — and now, according to some new intel, we’re starting to get an idea of what the handsets accessories could cost. According to a page posted by online wireless retailer Fommy, the ATRIX’s HD multimedia dock — complete with HDMI-out and three USB ports — will set you back a very reasonable $59.95. If earlier rumors about the ATRIX 4G’s laptop dock turn out to be true, you can get yourself a 4Gish, dual-core, super phone complete with a multimedia and laptop dock for around $360 on-contract. While that isn’t a small amount of cash, it is much cheaper than purchasing a smartphone and netbook with the associated wireless contracts separately. What do you think? Do any of you plan on purchasing the ATRIX trifecta when available? More →

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Leaked ATRIX 4G pricing from Costco jibes with Amazon pricing: $149.99

By on January 28, 2011 at 11:21 PM.

Leaked ATRIX 4G pricing from Costco jibes with Amazon pricing: $149.99

It looks like Motorola ATRIX 4G pricing revealed recently when Amazon prematurely posted a product page might not be so deeply discounted after all. Instead, the $149.99 price point could be standard among discount retailers at launch. An alleged photograph taken of Costco’s inventory system reveals the same price point for AT&T’s upcoming Android superphone. The Motorola ATRIX 4G features a 4-inch display, a dual-core 1GHz Tegra 2 processor, 1GB of RAM and Google’s Android operating system. It also features an optional dock accessory that converts the device into a full-sized smartbook. Motorola confirmed that the ATRIX 4G will become available late next month, and AT&T has not yet revealed pricing for the phone. More →

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Amazon ready to dial up deep discounts on ATRIX 4G, Infuse 4G

By on January 28, 2011 at 8:00 AM.

Amazon ready to dial up deep discounts on ATRIX 4G, Infuse 4G

AT&T has yet to reveal launch pricing for two of its most highly anticipated smartphones, but it looks as though Amazon is already preparing to undercut the carrier at launch. Both announced at AT&T’s press conference during the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this month, the Motorola ATRIX 4G and Samsung Infuse 4G each went live on amazon.com last night. Both listings have since been pulled, but not before the world caught a glimpse of Amazon’s intended pricing. Known for its deep discounts, the online retailer plans to price the Motorola ATRIX 4G at $149.99 while the Samsung Infuse 4G will be even more affordable at $99.99. Full retail for the phones is listed as $599.99 and $499.99, respectively. The ATRIX 4G is expected to launch at the end of February for an estimated $199.99, and the Infuse 4G will launch sometime in the second quarter, possibly at $149.99. More →

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Motorola ATRIX 4G and XOOM tablet to launch next month

By on January 27, 2011 at 11:20 PM.

Motorola ATRIX 4G and XOOM tablet to launch next month

Motorola CEO Sanjay Jha confirmed on the cell phone maker’s fourth-quarter earnings call that two of Motorola’s highly anticipated upcoming devices will launch next month. AT&T’s upcoming convertible superphone, the Motorola ATRIX 4G, and Verizon Wireless’ monster tablet, the Motorola XOOM, both look set for a launch at the end of February. The ATRIX 4G features a dual-core Tegra 2 processor, a 4.3-inch 540 x 960-pixel display and an option laptop dock that converts the device into a full-size smartbook. The XOOM is a Honeycomb tablet that sports a 10-1 inch display, full HD support and the same dual-core Tegra 2 processor as the ATRIX. Jha seemed more secure in the ATRIX 4G’s launch timeframe during the question and answer session at the end of the call, saying that the XOOM might be pushed back slightly to March. But Jha also reaffirmed that the 4G LTE-enabled Motorola DROID BIONIC and the LTE hardware upgrade for the Motorola XOOM are both on track to launch at the end of the second quarter. More →

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Motorola ATRIX 4G laptop dock may cost $150 from Best Buy

By on January 24, 2011 at 11:30 PM.

Motorola ATRIX 4G laptop dock may cost $150 from Best Buy

An Android Central forum member claiming to be a Best Buy employee brings news of possible pricing for Motorola’s upcoming laptop dock smartphone accessory. The unique dock, which was announced at the Consumer Electronics Show, transforms the Motorola ATRIX 4G into a smartbook with a full-sized keyboard and a trackpad. According to the forum post, the dock will initially be a Best Buy exclusive and it will retail for around $150. The source of the claim is said to be an AT&T district rep who also stated that Motorola’s ATRIX 4G would become available before other 4G phones from AT&T like the Samsung Infuse 4G and the HTC Inspire 4G. Unfortunately, no specific launch timing was provided, though earlier rumors point to a March 1st release. More →

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Motorola’s beefy ATRIX 4G coming to AT&T March 1st?

By on January 14, 2011 at 7:31 AM.

Motorola’s beefy ATRIX 4G coming to AT&T March 1st?

There is no doubt about it, Motorola’s ATRIX 4G is one serious handset. Dual-core Tegra processor? Check. 1GB RAM? Check. High resolution display? Check. Heck, there’s even a laptop-like dock accessory that the phone can power… just to make sure you’re fully impressed. The only thing the device has been lacking is a release date — that is, until now. The gang over at Android Central have acquired a document from an AT&T source that tips the launch date for the beefy handset as March 1st. Up to this point, AT&T and Motorola have only committed to “Q1″ as the launch timeframe. To us, March 1st makes plenty of sense, so the only question is: can you wait that long? How about it, who’s going to be picking up an ATRIX 4G on uno de Marzo? Hit the jump to check out the aforementioned document. More →

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Motorola ATRIX 4G hands-on!

By on January 7, 2011 at 6:21 PM.

Motorola ATRIX 4G hands-on!

We scored some hands-on time with the brand new Motorola ATRIX 4G for AT&T earlier, and it’s definitely impressive. Running a 1GHz Tegra dual core processor, the ATRIX 4G is a perfect example of how the superphone class has really evolved since the introduction of the Google Nexus One just a year ago. It’s hard to beat the ATRIX 4G in the specifications department with a huge 1,930mAh battery, gorgeous 960 x 540 qHD display, and all the requisite HD video features. One of the most impressive things that we got to demo was the HDMI video out capabilities that turn the ATRIX, when coupled with your HDTV, into a real media center. Plug in your HDMI cable, turn on the TV, and the ATRIX 4G display morphs immediately into a remote control to access a Front Row-esque interface on your big screen. Pretty cool stuff. Gaming was also impressive, with no noticeable frame rate or performance issues, even under heavy processor load. NVIDIA has done an incredible job of optimizing this thing for gaming and graphics work. We’re fired up about the ATRIX 4G, but even after our rather lengthy demo with the handset, it was still cool to the touch — very impressive. Our video is uploading, so sit tight for just a couple minutes, alright? More →

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Bell Canada to exclusively launch Motorola ATRIX in Canada

By on January 6, 2011 at 11:57 PM.

Bell Canada to exclusively launch Motorola ATRIX in Canada

One of our Bell Mobility connections has just sent us some concrete proof that our Canadian friends will not be left out in the cold when it comes to the Motorola ATRIX 4G. The Ma’ Bell of the North will launch the newly announced device “soon”, albeit without the 4G tag dangling from the end of its name. The device sports the same specs its AT&T cousin, including the ability to hook itself up to that nifty laptop dock — no word yet on pricing. Start saving your pennies Bell customers… the ATRIX is coming!

Thanks, B!

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