British carrier Orange has revealed when you'll be able to get hold of a shiny, network-subsidized Motorola Atrix, and for how much. Orange expects to begin stocking the device in "early May", which would pit it against two other high-profile dual-core Android phones -- HTC's Sensation and Samsung's Galaxy S II.
As far as pricing goes, Orange will offer the Atrix for free on 24-month contracts of £35 per month, which include 600 minutes, 750 MB data, unlimited texts and 50 MMS. Orange will be selling a "work and play kit", which includes a mouse, keyboard, multimedia dock and remote control for £50. Motorola's "Lapdock" will be available for £299.99, but Orange says it'll offer subsidized prices on "selected tariffs".
Customers who do decide to pony up the extra cash for the Lapdock will also be offered Orange's new "Panther Extra 60" plan, which includes 3,000 minutes, 1GB data allowance, unlimited texts and unlimited tethering via the Lapdock at an undisclosed price point.
If you're wondering whether the Atrix is worth your money, you can check out our review of its HSPA+-toting American cousin, the Atrix 4G. [Orange Blog]
Alex was with Android Central for over a decade, producing written and video content for the site, and served as global Executive Editor from 2016 to 2022.
I hate American mobile phone networks. I've been here for three years and I miss the UK's pricing. How can the UK carriers provide phones for free yet American ones want us to cough up lots of money?? Grr.
Even so its expensive. I guarantee the SGS2 and Sensation will cost less. Ive already seen SGS2 contracts for £35 with load of free allowances, but only 18 months. 24 month contract? No way.
Makes me almost want to move home!!! I am very jealous!
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