Motorola ATRIX 4G arrives on AT&T for $200

The Motorola ATRIX 4G has gone on sale, with AT&T offering the Tegra 2 smartphone for $199.99 with a new, two-year agreement. The first Android device on sale in the US with a qHD resolution display, the ATRIX 4G can be paired with an optional Laptop Dock that turns it into a slick ultraportable notebook. Want to know more about the ATRIX 4G? Check out the full Android Community review and then page over to the Laptop Dock review and HD Multimedia Dock review for the low-down on Motorola's official accessories.

Flash Player 10.2 for Motorola XOOM “within a few weeks”

Verizon's confirmation that the Motorola XOOM wouldn't ship with Flash Player support was yesterday's Honeycomb disappointment, but according to Adobe we shouldn't have to wait too long. In a new post on the official Flash blog, Adobe's Matt Rozen confirms that "Adobe will offer Flash Player 10.2 pre-installed on some tablets" together with "as an OTA download on others within a few weeks of Android 3 (Honeycomb) devices becoming available, the first of which is expected to be the Motorola Xoom." Considering the XOOM is expected to go on sale this coming Thursday, February 24, that suggests Flash Player 10.2 for Honeycomb is on course for a release in mid-March. A few weeks without the support, then, but nowhere near as long as iPad owners have been waiting.

Motorola DroidX & Droid 2 get a fancy Gingerbread Port

Just as I'm sure many of you like to do. We here at AC love to see all the great work the dev's over at XDA Developers do. Today I have some news about a very nice Port for the Motorola DroidX and the Droid 2. Over in the forums they've built a nice Gingerbread Themed ROM using the SDK. So all you Big Red Moto users don't have to wait for an Official Gingerbread OTA. Get your Gingerbread now.

Motorola XOOM Street Egg Ad Released

Holy crap this commercial is short and sweet. You know that Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet that's about to come out to the world officially this Thursday? The one we've had our hands on a couple times, a couple different versions over the past few weeks, the one that Google worked directly with Motorola to optimize as a flagship tablet for their tablet-centric mobile OS? Well check it out, there's an official advertisement out for it now, and it's 16 seconds long. Insane.

Motorola ATRIX 4G Laptop Dock Demo

So we're at Mobile World Congress 2011 in Barcelona, just minding our own business at one of the greener looking booths in the entire place, the NVIDIA booth, and what do we see? It's an ATRIX 4G, and it's attached to one of those lovely Laptop Docks. What do you know?! And there's a fellow walking around just ready and rarin to go, with all the knowledge we needed for him to have to make a lovely video on the subject. Thusly we asked him if he had a minute to do such a video, and what do you know? He said yes. So let's have a look, shall we?

Motorola ATRIX 4G HD Dock Demo

We had the privilege of having a demo done for us at Mobile World Congress 2011 of the Motorola ATRIX 4G HD Dock for television, monitor, or whatever else you think you'd ever want to plug the thing into. The fellow here in the video below showed the device to us as if we'd never seen it before, a nice refresher, then plugged it into the HD dock which was attached to a USB keyboard and mouse and big fat HD monitor. From there the demo man speaks on the Linux-based desktop user interface you'll be dealing with when you see your ATRIX 4G working in this sort of environment, and pops up some sweet functionality while he's at it.

Android Toy Series 2 Secret Figure #2 [SPOILER]

I warn you again! Before you move forward in the reading of this post, I must tell you that the DYZ Plastic designer toy that you are about to lay eyes on is both super fantastically lovely to glance at and is extremely rare and sought after. And not only that, it's super secret! Normally, you'd only be able to see this secret little man if you were a collector of these toys, very much like if you were collecting a bunch of baseball cards and had no idea what the special rookie gold card was - we're spoiling it here!

VCast Music gets updated on Android

Verizon has updated it's VCast Music service to offer DRM free music downloads for a song. The new update is available for Android smartphones running vs. 2.1 or higher. The massive update delivers full track songs, ringtones in one application with DRM free titles ranging from .69 cents to $1.29 per title and can be used on a computer or other MP3 copmatible device via the VCast Media Manager. All downloads are charged to users Verizon wireless bill.

Verizon fuels sales for Motorola Mobility

Over a quarter of all of Motorola Mobility's sales in 2010 went to Verizon Wireless showing how important the relationship to the Now network really is. According to Bloomberg, 28% of sales means a 15% steady increase since 2008. Second to Verizon was Sprint/Nextel with 13%. But what's even more interesting will be how this year's sales shake out with Verizon picking up the iPhone from Apple. And it's something at the very forefront of Motorola's minds as they stated in their annual filing that "the loss of, or a significant reduction in revenue from, one or more of these customers could have a negative impact on our business."

Samsung Pulls Captivate Update Page After News Leaked

News leaked out today that an Android 2.2 (Froyo) update for the Samsung Captivate was imminent and the evidence was the update page itself. Then, it appears Samsung heard about it and promptly pulled the page with no explanation given. Originally, the update was to be rolled out via the "Kies Mini" method, rather than traditional over the air option. Last week, AT&T Captivate users were given hope the change was coming with the news that support for the frozen dairy desert OS was being added, so why the Samsung page was being abruptly pulled is anyone's guess.