Motorola Mobility has announced the availability of Motorola ATRIX in South Africa, the only dual core processor smartphone that allows users to carry the power of mobile computing inside their pocket.
Combined with Motorola’s revolutionary Webtop application, Motorola ATRIX transforms when placed in the companion Lapdock or HD Multimedia Dock, running a full Mozilla Firefox 3.6 browser and supporting Adobe Flash Player to open up all the rich graphics, animations and video on the Web.
“Motorola ATRIX is designed to essentially become a user’s primary digital hub to create, edit and interact with documents, media and content,” says Megan Nicholas, mobile devices lead for Motorola Mobility, South Africa.
“This is done through the Motorola Webtop application and incredible new accessory docks, such as the Lapdock, that provide users with a larger screen, keyboard and trackpad enabling them to have an enhanced and more interactive computer-like experience with their devices,” she continues.
While in the Webtop application, users can run their Android applications in a larger window, browse their favorite Web sites with a full Firefox desktop browser, send instant messages, check e-mail, access files and make phone calls ‒ all at the same time.
Plus, the entertainment centre feature lets users show photos, play music and watch videos from HD TVs in their living rooms. Calls even continue uninterrupted if Motorola ATRIX is removed from a dock.
While using the Webtop application, business users with an existing Citrix account will benefit from the integrated Citrix Receiver application that provides secure, high performance access to virtual desktops as well as Windows, Web and office applications hosted on Citrix XenDesktop.
In addition to the full suite of office productivity applications and e-mail applications, users can also access a great number of Web applications such as, Google Docs, and any HTML application or service from the full desktop browser.
An incredibly thin design weighing just 2.4 pounds, the Lapdock provides an 11.6-inch screen, full keyboard, stereo speakers and a 36Wh three-cell battery that delivers up to eight hours of running time.
Users simply dock their Motorola ATRIX into the back of the Lapdock to experience true mobility at work, home or on the go in a form factor that’s lighter and smaller than most of today’s laptops. The Motorola Lapdock will be available as a separate purchase.
With three USB ports and an HDMI port, the Motorola HD Multimedia Dock can be used for desktop tasks by attaching an HDMI-compatible monitor, keyboard, mouse and speakers. Or the dock can be connected to an HDMI-compatible television and home theater audio system to enjoy video, music, games and more. The HD Multimedia Dock will also be available in box with the Motorola ATRIX.
Motorola ATRIX has the following key features and specifications:
* Motorola ATRIX runs Android 2.2, with access to more than 200 000 apps and games in Android Market.
* 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 1Gb of RAM for twice the RAM of most smartphones to deliver effortless multi-tasking, such as watching a movie while receiving and responding to e-mail.
* 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 to easily unlock the 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 WiFi 802.11n support, enabling as much as 50% 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 calls will be heard loud and clear in even the noisiest environments.
* Supports HD video capture and replay for most multimedia standards.
Motorola ATRIX will be available with Vodacom, Cell C, 8ta and MTN in August 2011. The recommended retail price is R5799.00, and it will also be available on contract.