Motorola Atrix Gets Approved by FCC, No Launch Date Released

| January 21, 2011 | Reply

Atrix! You know the name, have seen the specs and watched the videos on this gem of a phone. Cellular phone technology is on the rise, but is also governed by a greater body. Today the Atrix was officially approved by the FCC for use. This is great news knowing your dream phone will be coming to an AT&T store near you. A price tag has not been put on this phone yet, but expect a two-year agreement to make this phone more cost effective.

Today we can at least tell you that the Atrix 4G, codenamed MB860) has finally been approved by the FCC not that that’s sufficient for those of you that are anxiously waiting for the smartphone to hit stores. The phone will come with AT&T 3G/4G support (850 and 1900MHz) and will offer 5GHz 802.11n Wi-Fi support

The FCC won’t tell us though when to expect the Atrix 4G, and, more importantly, how much it will cost. The phone was rumored to arrive at some point in March but AT&T is pretty silent about it at this point.

The Motorola Atrix 4G will be one of the main Android handsets heading to AT&T and a great alternative to Apple’s iPhone versions, not to mention the slew of Android handsets heading to Verizon with 4G LTE on board.

Just in case you’re not familiar with the specs and features of the Atrix 4G yet, then here’s a quick reminder of the stuff the FCC doesn’t mention:

  • 4-inch qHD touchscreen display
  • 540 x 960 resolution
  • dual-core 1GHz Tegra 2 Processor
  • 1GHz RAM
  • 16GB of storage space
  • 5-megapixel camera with autofocus, dual LED flash and HD video recording
  • front-facing camera for video chat
  • 1,930mAh
  • Android 2.2 Froyo with Motoblur and WebTop (for the docks)

The Atrix 4G is definitely impressive and you wouldn’t be wrong to shortlist it as a candidate for your next hot smartphone. But let us hear your thoughts on your next Android device, especially considering what’s coming out from both Verizon and AT&T soon!


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