The Atrix 2 becomes official alongside a slew of Android options for Ma’ Bell customers
So CTIA is under way and some new phones are seeing the light of day. CTIA in case you are wondering stands for Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association. This organization is a non-profit group that takes the mobile industry to that next level with government lobbying and standard setting. Every year the group has a few get together to push the envelope a bit further and ensure every player is on the same page. This year At&t wasted no time in announcing five new Android devices, most impressively the Atrix 2. While the Atrix 2 is the center piece of this post, there were four other devices launched, lets take a brief glance.
The other devices that At&t announced today include the Samsung DoubleTime, which is a horizontally flipping dual screen full QWERTY messenger phone with Android 2.2 or Froyo. Next up is the Pantech Pocket, which is 4 inch Android 2.3 device that measures in at a super thin 11.3 millimeters, and rocks 4G. The At&t Avail is next and is manufactured by ZTE, it carries a 3.5 inch touch screen, and runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread. The Samsung Captivate Glide is a super powerful horizontally sliding full QWERTY device with 4G speeds, a 4 inch Super AMOLED screen and super fast single core 1Ghz processor.
Last but surely not least is the once leaky Motorola Atrix 2. The original Motorola Atrix was announced at CES last year and took the mobile world’s attention away from the iPHone for a brief minute. See the Atrix was announced alongside and as the flag ship device to introduce Motorola’s Webtop application. This innovative feature put’s your mobile phones data connection and processing power in the driver seat of a dock style lap top. While the original Atrix is a successful and high powered device, it doesn’t seem its predecessor will make too many epic improvements. The main differences are focused around its data connectivity, its screen and camera. The Atrix 2 is now running with a dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 1GHz processor which pushes the best of Android version 2.3, this is backed by 8GB of ROM and 1GB of RAM and expandable microSD up to 32 GB. The screen gets a bump to 4.3 inches; however pixel resolution stays the same. This unfortunately means a slight downgrade in resolution. The Atrix 2 is also 4G compatible, or rather HSPA+ compatible. With this connectivity you can theoretically pull speeds up to 21Mbps down. These speeds will be excellent for Webtop browsing. The camera on the Atrix 2 has also been bumped from 5 mega pixels to 8 and can now shoot video in 1080p HD. There is also a 1.3 mega pixel front facing shooter, for all those self portraits! And you can of course expect compatibility to Motorola’s Lapdock 100 accessories. But no biometric finger print scanner…bummer.
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At&t Avail, Samsung Doubletime, Pantech Pocket, Motorola Atrix 2, Samsung Captivate Glide