Motorola Atrix 2

AT&T isn't waiting for daylight to start announcing new Android phones, they have busted out a handful, one of which is the Motorola Atrix 2.  It looks like a decent refresh of the original Atrix, with a new body design, faster HSPA+ modem (it supports speeds up to 21Mbps), and ships with  Android 2.3.  We don't have the full specs or parts list, so we don't know if other internals have been changed or not -- though rumors abound as always. 

Specs are as follows:

  • UMTS 850/1900/2100
  • GSM 850/900/1800/1900
  • 4G HSPA+ 21 Mbps (Category 14)
  • 1GHz dual-core processor
  • Internal memory: 8GB ROM, 1GB RAM, 2GB microSD card (expandable to 32GB)
  • Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
  • 4.3-inch qHD screen 960x540 TFT, with more than  500,000 pixels for sharper, clearer display
  • 8MP camera and LED flash with faster viewfinder start-up and shutter speeds than a digital camera
  • Front-facing camera
  • 1080p HD video capture, 30 frames per second playback
  • On Device Encryption (ODE) and Enhanced Exchange ActiveSync® (EAS)
  • IPsec VPN
  • Lapdock 100 Accessory

We've got the full press release after the break.

AT&T exceeds 2011 Android commitment, announces FIVE Smartphones

Availability of Motorola ATRIX 2, Samsung DoubleTime, Samsung Captivate Glide, Pantech Pocket and prepaid AT&T Avail, bring total count of new Android devices this year to 19

DALLAS, Oct. 11, 2011 — In January, AT&T* announced plans to introduce 12 Android devices in 2011 and today AT&T confirmed that goal has been met and will be exceeded during the fourth quarter.

AT&T announced today the upcoming availability of five new Android smartphones, the Motorola ATRIX™ 2, Samsung Captivate™ Glide, Samsung DoubleTime™, Pantech Pocket™ and the AT&T Avail™, a new smartphone option for prepaid customers. These smartphones will up AT&T’s 2011 Android lineup to 19, with more planned to follow.

Motorola ATRIX™ 2

The Motorola ATRIX™ 2 combines “extreme power” with “life of the party.”  With its 1 GHz dual core processor and access to 4G speeds, entertainment lovers will revel in the ability to quickly download music and video and browse rich web pages in high-resolution on the 4.3-inch qHD display. Capture video in 1080p HD and display it on any size HD monitor with an HDMI cable using Mirror mode. With Motorola’s webtop application, you can browse the web with a full Firefox browser. Dock your phone in the optional HD Station** and browse the web on any size HD TV or monitor, or connect to the new Motorola Lapdock 100**, with optional full keyboard**, to use its multiple window capabilities to surf the web, make a call, send a text, stream a video or run a business application on the large screen all simultaneously.
 

While the ATRIX 2 boasts a great deal of entertainment value, features such as device and microSD card encryption, enterprise-grade VPN, enhanced Exchange options and personal information management and remote wipe make this device business-ready.  Enterprise customers and personal users will enjoy the new free ZumoCast app, giving users hassle-free access to their music, playlists, pictures and videos stored on their computer. 

  • UMTS 850/1900/2100
  • GSM 850/900/1800/1900
  • 4G HSPA+ 21 Mbps (Category 14)
  • 1 GHz dual-core processor
  • Internal memory: 8 GB ROM, 1 GB RAM, 2 GB microSD™ card (expandable to 32GB)
  • Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
  • 4.3-inch qHD screen 960x540TFT, with more than  500,000 pixels for sharper, clearer display
  • 8 MP camera and LED flash with faster viewfinder start-up and shutter speeds than a digital camera
  •  Front-facing camera
  • 1080p HD video capture, 30 frames per second playback
  • On Device Encryption (ODE) and Enhanced Exchange ActiveSync® (EAS)
  • IPsec VPN
  • Lapdock 100 Accessory

Samsung Captivate™ Glide

The Samsung Captivate Glide is a 4G Android smartphone that keeps you moving with a thin, side-slide QWERTY keyboard and a powerful 1 GHz dual core processor.  Running Android 2.3, the Captivate Glide features access to 4G speeds, a 4” Super AMOLED screen, 8-megapixel flash camera with HD (1080p) video recording and a front-facing camera for video chat.

For the business professional, the Captivate Glide has enhanced Exchange ActiveSync support for IT policies, task synchronization and global address lookup.  Know your information and network are secured with virtual private network access and device encryption. 

  • UMTS 850/1900/2100
  • GSM 850/900/1800/1900
  • 4G HSPA+ 21 Mbps (Category 14)
  • 1GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 AP20H dual core processor
  • 1GB RAM/1GB ROM/8GB Internal microSD™ to 32GB (not included)
  • Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
  • 4-inch 480x800 WVGA Super AMOLED™
  • Dual camera - 8MP Autofocus w/LED + 1.3MP front
  • Full HD 1080p video camera + HDMI playback
  • Enhanced Exchange ActiveSync® (EAS) to sync email, contacts, calendar and tasks
  • Device and SD card encryption
  • Virtual private network support
  • Mobile Device Management (MDM)

Samsung DoubleTime™

With its compact design and dual touch screen with a full flip keyboard, Samsung DoubleTime is perfect for texting, multitasking and staying connected to social networks. Running on Android 2.2, DoubleTime boasts a white and pink color scheme and features a 3.2 MP digital camera with a camcorder, voice recognition, a dedicated function key for shortcuts, drag-and-drop widgets, five scrolling home screens and an expandable menu with scrolling panels.

  • UMTS 850/1900/2100
  • GSM 850/900/1800/1900
  • Processor Qualcomm 600 MHz
  • Onboard Memory Supports 260MB
  • Android 2.2 (Froyo)
  • microSD™ memory card supports up to 32GB (2GB microSD card included)
  • 3.2” full touch screen display with 320 x 480 and 480 x 320 (HVGA) resolution

Pantech Pocket™

The Pantech Pocket is a slim Android 2.3 device ideal for customers focused on social entertainment and messaging. With a 4.0" SVGA touch screen display, wide profile virtual keyboard, 4G support, 5MP camera, and access to the Android Market, it is the perfect device for those wanting a wider screen for a better experience with browsing, navigation and entertainment in a one-handed design.

  • UMTS 850/1900/2100
  • GSM 850/900/1800/1900
  • Internal Memory:  ~600MB plus 2GB microSD™ included.
  • User Memory: 2.5 GB included (Includes a 2 GB microSD Card)
  • Support for up to 32GB microSD
  • Android  2.3 (Gingerbread)
  • Full touch 4" SVGA display
  • Screen size & resolution: 4" (600x800) 16M TFT
  • 5 MP camera with flash and HD video recording
  • 114.7mm x 78mm x 11.3mm
  • Weight is 4.66 oz
  • Bluetooth: v. 2.1 + EDR
  • Wi-Fi and access to AT&T hotspots

AT&T Avail™

The AT&T Avail from ZTE is the second Android smartphone launched by GoPhone, AT&T’s pre-paid offering.  This device features a 3.5-inch touch screen, 5- megapixel camera and runs on Android 2.3 OS.  AT&T Avail provides an affordable option for customers seeking the Android smartphone experience while still maintaining control of their usage and monthly bill.

  • UMTS 850/1900/2100
  • GSM 850/900/1800/1900
  • Internal memory: 512 MB ROM, 512 MB RAM, 2 GB microSD™ card
  • Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
  • 3.5-inch capacitive touch screen
  • 5 MP autofocus camera and video recorder
  • Seven customizable homescreens
  • Wi-Fi capable

AT&T Android Portfolio

Committed to serving the growing number of Android fans, AT&T now provides more options for customers seeking the Android OS experience at a variety of price points, form factors and through unique services.

In January, AT&T announced its commitment to expanding its Android portfolio by launching 12 new devices before year’s end.  Since February, the company has introduced 12 Android smartphones and two new Android tablets. The Motorola ATRIX 2 and Samsung Captivate Glide join AT&T’s premium Android smartphone lineup that includes the Samsung Infuse™ 4G, Samsung Galaxy S™ II, HTC Inspire™ 4G and LG THRILL™ 4G.

 
There are 22 comments

Noble.Four says:

The Atrix 2 seems hardly different from its predecessor. But 99 bucks on contract ought to draw in some sales.

Johnston212 says:

It's actually a downgrade from the Atrix. You lose more features for what minor improvements you do get. It shouldn't be called the Atrix 2, it should be labeled the Atrix -1.

patfactorx says:

Best deal on att imo. don't underestimate a $100 discount for a great phone

frankiegth says:

Way to go AT&T....now let's bring the HTC Holiday and Galaxy Nexus....and we should be all set for at least a year or for a few months...perfect...great line up including the Samsung galaxy S2...Atrix 2 looks like a great phone too assuming that had the tegra 2 processor...nice

Mr.Froyo says:

I would assume the OMAP processors actually

IceDree says:

Yep, I read some where , it will have a TI OMAP 4430 @ 1GHz

frankiegth says:

Something for everybody keyboard...no keyboard...so nobody complains...got to love Android....

Mr.Froyo says:

All these have below 16gigs of storage.. luckily their cheap enough i can get an sd card

zlumly16 says:

Sorry but the Atrix 2 = fail. My "OG" Atrix has the same exact specs other than the HD video and 8MP camera. Well and the other moto-flavored apps. Running my custom rom, I have 1080 recording. AND the "OG" comes with 16GB internal other than a small 8GB.

frankiegth says:

4.3" screen..HD video capture and mirroring are an upgrade..and for the price you can't beat it...original atrix is probably still more than 100 bucks

Impulses says:

Not really, I bought the OG Atrix for my sister like three months ago for $60... Later saw it at BB for $50. New one is a sidegrade at best, you can get mirroring and HD recording on the original if you root, and a lot of people (like my sister) actually prefer phones 4" or smaller. My guess is TI pricing on the SoC was cheaper for Moto than NV so they decided to issue a replacement model, since this kinda dual core qHD phone will still be popular and high end thru the end of the year (holiday shopping season) and beginning of next, until ICS devices with HD screens start showing up on all carriers.

IceDree says:

They should've named something else , it got nothin in common with the Atrix beside the name & the 1GB RAM

Yea , the screen grew up. 3" & got a 8MP camera , but in the other hand , it lost the Fingerprint scanner , the 16GB of storage & the Tegra advantage

I hope that they don't kill the OG's support & updates

Mgamerz says:

Seriously? It lost the fingerprint scanner!?
The fingerprint scanner is so god damn great. Espeically on gingerbread (it kind of sucked on froyo).
If motorola won't even put in effort for fingerprint sensors, I don't see why they are trying to push the dev community to use the fingerprint sdk. This new phone is now meh.

rav3nous says:

Am I the only one who is actually excited about this one? With in my 30 days to exchange my xperia play for the atrix 2. Did I read somewhere that the omap 4430 out performs the tegra 2?

Mr.Froyo says:

I think i saw Jerry put in a comment that it was a lot better on some older article

Carlesious says:

I don't think this phone is much of an upgrade. I think Moto has made the Atrix, AT&T's version of Verizons Droid line.

a.d.am says:

SNOOOZE! The onslaught of boring phones is putting me to sleep......

esper.knight says:

Can I just get the modem upgrade for my A1. Hey, my phone is steak sauce.

planoman says:

Will the atrix 2 work on att and t mobile 4g if carrier unlocked?