Motorola Atrix HD shows its 4.5in face
You don’t have to get excited about the Atrix HD’s extra 0.2in of screen (over the Motorola RAZR Maxx’s 4.3in glass). But if you lifted an inquisitive eyebrow after reading about the Motorola RAZR HD hitting the test bench, you can drop it now. The Motorola Atrix HD has become official.
Like its RAZR brethren, it’s got tough credentials with a Kevlar build, Gorilla Glass and splashproof workings. There’s an 8MP cam, 720x1280 TFT “ColorBoost” LCD and a 1.5GHz dual-core processor backed up with 1GB RAM.
And Motorola’s calling the Ice Cream Sandwich-running device a “touch tablet” – which could hint that Moto wants to get involved in the increasingly busy big-smartphone-small-tablet-please-don’t-call-it-a-phablet market (yeah, this is your fault, Samsung Galaxy Note).
There’s no price or release date yet, and the “business ready” angle hasn’t exactly got our fingers jiggling in anticipation, though news that it’ll work with the Atrix’s Lapdock and other accessories will be welcome for early adopters of Moto’s laptop-on-a-phone concept. We think it’ll be US-only for now, but we’ll update if we hear otherwise.