Oh joyous day we here at the R3 Network have gotten our hands on an ATRIX 4G from Motorola. This phone will soon be carried on AT&T, and due to its wild ability to dock with multiple devices, including a laptop dock we find to be particularly intriguing, we’re pretty pumped up to open the box. Take a step closer and have a peek at what’s inside the box, and stick around for some closeup shots of the loveliness. BONUS: we got some docks in the box.

The ATRIX 4G has a 4-inch display with more pixels per inch than most other Androids that’ve got the same sized screen – the screen here doesn’t quite match up to the iPhone 4’s 960 x 640 Retina Display, but it is a 960 x 540 qHD, making it quite the formidable foe in the screen department. When compared to the Nexus S, the ATRIX 4G moves more smoothly, and is just as or more visible outdoors.

The case covering the battery in back is a tough carbon-fiber style finished plastic to protect the hardware, and a cool combination power button and fingerprint scanner on the screen protecting the software. This scanner has worked for us just fine thus far, but there is a PIN lock as well should it malfunction. Also on the back is a 5-megapixel camera with dual-LED flash, and on the front is a webcam that supports video calls via third-party apps like Fring or Skype.

Inside you’ll find a Tegra 2 processor from NVIDIA creating a speedy experience, though so far we’ve experienced five or six lockups due to large data loads. The operating system running on this device is Android 2.2.1 Froyo with a MOTOBLUR mask on top.

Motorola ATRIX 4G unboxing & hands-on:

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Then there’s the ACCESSORIES which are almost more exciting than the phone. Amongst these are the laptop dock, desktop dock, and a mouse set and external keyboard. The laptop dock is what you saw in the original ATRIX 4G commercial that had (and now has) the phone plugged in the back, the entire bulk of the device sizing in at a slightly larger set of inches than an 11.6-inch ultraportable. The desktop dock includes HTMI, power and audio out, and three USB ports, as well as a multimedia remote. Imagine the fun you’ll have when you lie your hands on such a functional device.

The ATRIX 4G supports 1080p video playback and comes in the box with support for Citrix Receiver. Plug this little device in wherever you need a bit of video or a presentation slide, and bam, instant sell. This phone will be available for pre-ordering via AT&T starting on February 13th barring a natural disaster striking every AT&T location nation wide. Take a peek at the gallery below, or head over to SlashGear for an alternate take.


  1. Can you sideload?

    On the inspire 4g, even though the unknown sources option OS missing you can still install non-market apps.

    How is motoblur feeling so far? Does it bother you?

  2. can you play netflix when docked in the laptop using the full version firefox browser? basically, does or can it have silverlight?


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