New technology is always interesting, and when a phone doubles up as a computer, it’s doubly interesting. That should be reason enough to take a second look at the Atrix, but that’s not all this baby is. Hot from the stables of Motorola and powered by the revolutionary Android 2.2 OS, the yet-to-be-released Atrix 4G is one of a kind (at least for now) because:
• It features a dual core processor running Android 2.2 (or Froyo if you like) with a 1 GB RAM and 16 GB of internal storage with a memory card slot that allows you to extend up to 32 GB, high speed connectivity of 4G, a cool 5 MP camera, and a power button that also doubles as a fingerprint reader.
• There are multiple ways in which you can turn this smartphone into a full-blown computer – you can either use the HDMI port to hook it up to a larger screen and use the phone to view photos or play videos and music; if you’re interested, you could also buy the HD multimedia dock which comes with a power connector, a HDMI output, three USB ports, and an infrared remote control device.
• Alternatively, you could invest in the Atrix “laptop dock” which is a combination of a keyboard and a 11.6-inch display with two USB ports – just place your phone in the docking area, and it becomes your computer’s processor. The built-in Webtop interface allows you to access and run mobile and Android apps on a large screen inside a windowed user interface, with an application dock, a full version of Firefox with support for Flash 10.1 (Apple fans, are you listening?), and a file manager.
• You can use desktop virtualization services from Citrix to connect your Atrix 4G to your regular desktop or notebook computer.
• The state of the Webtop app is maintained between sessions, thus making it possible for you to remove the Atrix phone from the dock at any time.
Of course, the phone is not yet out there, so we’ll have to wait and see how it matches expectations and performs against the competition. But for now, the Atrix 4G has brought to fruition features that no other smartphone has, and that’s why it has generated an enormous amount of interest and excitement.
This guest post is contributed by Cathy Thomas, she writes on the topic of online computer technician training . She welcomes your comments at her email id: cathy83.thomas<@>gmail<.>com.