Motorola is a manufacturer which seems to have all but disappeared. We tend to forget that they made one of the most iconic cellphones ever called the Startac. Fast forward 14 years after the Startac launch and Motorola has contracted its product offering outside America. In America, Motorola has a very dominant position and many users but the same cannot be said for the other parts of the world.
At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Motorola unveiled their latest smart phone called the Atrix. This is not another smart phone and could potentially be a game changer that many other manufacturers will look at and replicate. The phone has a dual core processor; which can be used to power a Netbook via a docking station (as seen in the picture below). The other interesting fact is that the phone features 2 operating systems: Android and a Motorola version of Linux which helps with the extended netbook functionality.
The key features according to Motorola:
- A dual-core processor capable of opening web pages twice as fast as most other smartphones, rendering games faster and displaying HD video on big-screen TVs
- A full 1 GB of RAM for twice the RAM of most smartphones to deliver effortless multi-tasking, such as watching a movie while receiving and responding to email
- The world’s first qHD display for a smartphone, offering high resolution and 24-bit color, making it easier to read indoors and outdoors
- Front- and rear-facing cameras and the ability to record in HD
- Convenient biometric fingerprint reader for easily unlocking your phone while providing extra security
- Up to 48GB of storage (16GB internal and optional 32GB MicroSD card) – enough to store thousands of songs, photos and movies
- 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi 802.11n support, enabling as much as 50 percent faster download and upload speeds in WiFi mode compared to most other smartphones
- Under 11 mm thin with an extra large 1930 mAh battery for extended standby and talk time
- Two microphones for noise-reduction technology so your calls will be heard loud and clear in even the noisiest environments
- Supports HD video capture and replay for most multimedia standards
I think this extended functionality could potentially change the smart phone landscape. Unfortunately, for all gadget lovers Motorola have not announced the price nor whether the Atrix will be available outside the American market.