Nine months after launching its high-end Atrix 2 smartphone, Motorola has revealed the device’s followup — the Atrix HD.
The device’s features are pretty standard Android fare by this point: 4.5-inch display, 1.5-Ghz dual-core processor, 1 GB RAM, Android 4.0 — so no big surprises there.
On the design side, Motorola has clearly borrowed some elements from the Droid Razr, a device often praised for its slick exterior. Like the Razr, the Atrix HD will feature a Kevlar-backing, which, along with its Gorilla Glass-enforced screen, should add volumes to its durability.
One likely problem, however, is the device’s battery. While the Atrix HD’s display will no doubt be impressive, it’s unlikely that its paltry 1,780 mAh battery will be able to power it for long. That’s a problem Motorola solved with the 3,300 mAh battery in the Droid Razr Maxx, so it’s a bit of a surprise that the company isn’t bring that battery technology to the Atrix HD as well. (Maybe in the inevitable Atrix HD Maxx?)
Alongside the phone, Motorola is also listing compatibility with the Atrix Lapdock, a device that has always seemed great in theory but less great in execution. Hopefully, Motorola will improve things this time around.
As for the carrier, the unsubtle AT&T logo on the device’s front should give you all the info you need on that end.
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