Review: Motorola Atrix 4G
The Atrix 4G is an interesting animal. It's a capable, if somewhat ordinary, Android smartphone that offers better-than-average specs (higher-res display, dual-core processor). Using the phone by itself is a speedy experience all around, and, if you don't mind Motoblur, it offers all the tools that you come to expect from a smartphone.
The battery life, however, is a real deal breaker. Any phone that can't make it from 7AM to 11PM is a dubious purchase at best. With such poor battery life, it makes almost no sense to buy this phone without the laptop dock.
However, if you have no problem charging it every day while the office and/or on a long commute home, or don't mind carrying a spare battery at all times, the Atrix 4G does offer plenty to like. If battery life is a vital feature that you need, I'd suggest you steer clear.
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Bottom line? I give Motorola credit for the idea behind the Atrix 4G and the laptop dock, but the execution is somewhat lacking. Fix the battery life and shore up the performance when connected to the laptop dock and the Atrix 4G could easily be used as a netbook/laptop replacement.
Hands-On: Motorola Atrix 4G
We go hands-on with "the world's most powerful smartphone," the Motorola Atrix 4G. The Atrix 4G packs killer hardware specs and Motorola's Motoblur interface on top of Android 2.2.
AT&T to Provide HSUPA Update to Atrix/Inspire 4G in April
AT&T confirmed to CNet that it will enable the HSUPA radios in the HTC Inspire 4G and Motorola Atrix 4G via a software update to be distributed at some point in April. Both devices shipped with HSUPA disabled.
Motorola Acknowledges Atrix 4G Voice Issues
Responding to user complaints about voice quality degradation on the Atrix 4G smartphone, Motorola has acknowledged the issue and says the company is looking into the cause of the problem. It is asking for customers experiencing the problem to fill out a questionnaire in order to gain more insight into the issue.
Hulu Plus Now Available to Select Androids
Hulu today announced that its Hulu Plus service is available to the Android platform for the first time with a new application. Hulu Plus for Android allows subscribers to browse through and stream the video content they want directly from their Android handset.
Motorola Offering Manual Gingerbread Update to Atrix 4G
Motorola has made Android 2.3 Gingerbread available to the Atrix 4G, which is sold by AT&T. This update must be first downloaded to a microSD card and then installed on the Atrix from the card rather than downloaded over the air.