Review: Motorola Atrix HD for AT&T
The Atrix ships with an average number of apps at 48 installed out of the box. Some can be deleted, some cannot; either way, there's plenty of room for owners to install their own apps. None of those preinstalled really stand out as spectacular.
The Atrix support a number Bluetooth profiles, including those that allow you to connect to mono and stereo headsets, other phones, PCs, cars, and so on. It paired with each device without issue and had no trouble communicating with other gear. Phone calls sent to Bluetooth headsets were excellent, as were those sent to my car's communication system. Music sounded OK when passed through stereo Bluetooth speakers.
If you're in a hurry to check the time, a quite press of the power key lights up the Atrix's display, making the large digital clock visible. The clock is white, so choose your wallpaper carefully. The behavior of the lock screen clock can't be adjusted, but of course there are myriad clock widgets for the home screen panels.
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The Atrix includes Google Maps, Navigation, and Latitude, in addition to AT&T Navigator. You know the drill here. Google Maps is great for a free service, with cool features such as offline use and 3D maps, while AT&T Navigator is a bit more robust when it comes to turn-by-turn directions for an extra monthly fee of $10.
May 10, 2013
Documents on the Federal Communications Commission web site provide a peek at an unannounced handset from Motorola. The XT 1058 was certified with AT&T's unique LTE bands, in addition to 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.0, and NFC — all hallmarks of a high-end smartphone.
Jul 10, 2012
Motorola and AT&T today formally unveiled the Atrix HD after accidentally outing it on Motorola's web site last week. The Atrix HD will be exclusive to AT&T and joins the RAZR family in overall design and appearance.
Jul 5, 2012
Motorola revealed the Atrix HD on its web site, a follow-up to its Atrix line of devices that joins the RAZR family in overall design and appearance. The Atrix HD runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and features a Kevlar back cover for added strength and a water resistant interior.
Dec 14, 2012
AT&T today announced that the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update is available for the Motorola Atrix HD. The update, which adds Google Now, camera improvements, and better notifications, can be downloaded and installed over Wi-Fi.
Dec 7, 2012
Motorola recently revised the customer support page that lists which smartphones will receive updated versions of Android and approximately when those updates will arrive. The RAZR M, RAZR HD, and MAXX HD have all received Jelly Bean.