Cnet, Motorola said, "Beginning with Photon Q and Droid Razr M/Droid Razr HD/Droid Razr Maxx HD, we will no longer be including Webtop on our products moving forward." If you use a device with this feature, enjoy it while you can, as it appears Motorola is not wasting any time phasing it out of its devices. The main limitation of the feature was the cost. AT&T sold the Atrix 2 with its laptop dock for $500. It is possible to pick up a cheaper smartphone and a dedicated laptop for cheaper than that. While Webtop performed some great functionality, it was still not as functional as a dedicated laptop. Hopefully, this failure does not stop hardware makers from innovating going forward, it just seems like this idea priced itself out of competition. [timeline] [via SlashGear]
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Motorola issued a statement and updated the public regarding their plans to update devices to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean, but the results didn't look too good. After the Atrix 2 was pushed from Q3 to "further plans coming soon" we were worried, but today they've actually started the initial ICS update.
original Motorola ATRIX was a top-end phone and a curiosity, mostly stemming form the novel addition of the laptop dock and its almost-desktop experience. The ATRIX 2 adds a few improvements, most notably a bigger 4.3-inch screen. Elsewhere the phone is mostly unchanged: same 1GHZ processor and 1GB RAM, same camera, even the same screen resolution. There are a few stylistic differences - the battery cover no longer has a faux carbon fiber look, for example - so let's explore them now. The 4.3-inch qHD screen dominates the front of the ATRIX 2, sparing just enough space for capacitive navigation buttons, a front-facing camera and of course, an AT&T logo. The screen is bright and crisp, the 960 x 540 resolution being put to good use on the large size. The phone itself is a little thick at 10.1 millimeters, but the curved back makes it comfortable enough. On the right side of the phone you get Motorola's standard mini-HDMI and USB ports, while the right side has volume up/down and - YES! - a camera button. Around the back you see an exposed speaker poking through the battery cover and the 8-megapixel, 1080p camera. The battery cover pops off when levered by a thumbnail from the bottom of the phone, and coves the entire back and top and bottom sides. This makes it a devil to get off, but once it's on there's absolutely no danger of it coming loose, which I feel is an acceptable trade-off. The ATRIX 2 comes with a measly 2GB MicroSD card, a poor inclusion on a top-end phone, especially since the internal storage has been halved to 8GB from the original ATRIX's 16. Inside you'll find Motorola's standard subtle Blur customizations running over Gingerbread, and the experience is a lot smoother than some other Moto phones I've seen, even on high-end hardware. The bloatware factor is unfortunately high: an AT&T-branded QR scanner, navigation, two specialized Market links, Live TV, a branded music store, and the Yellow Pages app. Other inclusions are the ubiquitous Let's Golf 2, ZumoCast, Qik, and QuickOffice. Motorola sent along a bevvy of accessories: the new universal Lapdock 100, desktop and car docks, an extended external battery and various cables to take advantage of them all, none of which are included in the retail packaging. All you get in the AT&T box is the phone, a charger wall ward and a USB cable. We'll be taking an in-depth look at the available accessories during the review.The ATRIX 2 is, currently and paradoxically, the same price as the ATRIX 4G at $99. Check out the hands-on video below. Note that I made an error in narration - the original ATRIX did not have a kickstand, that was the Motorola Photon. [vms 9c7956b1df66729296a4] [gallery] [device id=1734]
first solid look back in September and the Atrix 2 was officially announced at CTIA. The original was released less than a year ago, and now the new Atrix 2 is available from AT&T and for only $99. Any Atrix owners feeling a little down?
Motorola Atrix 2. It has leaked a few times over the past few weeks but we never saw much of it until just recently. Then at CTIA this week Motorola announced it will be for sale starting October 16th. As usual Costco has a few different things in mind and will most likely be undercutting AT&T with a better price, and bundled accessories, so you might want to hold off until we see what they have in store for the Atrix 2.
Lapdock 100, a universal laptop dock for all upcoming Webtop phones including the Atrix 2. Even better, it'll be compatible with the older Motorola phones as well.
five new Android phones for the nationwide network. The Motorola Atrix 2, the Samsung Captivate Glide and DoubleTime, the Pantech Pocket and the "AT&T" Avail. Most of the phones don't have any availability info just yet, but the Atrix 2 will be in stored on Sunday, October 16th for $99.
leaked already. We talked about the early leaked shots a few days ago when they surfaced. Today the gang over at This is My Next went hands on with the Atrix 2 and offered up some photos so we can go along for the ride. The gang says that the phone looks good and feels good in the hand.
leaked way back in July and was being called the Atrix HD so we are still up in the air regarding the actual name. With a few design changes and a new placement for the AT&T logo this looks to possibly be the final version we should see hit the shelves soon. More details and pictures after the break.