Dads Talking at CES: Motorola ATRIX 4G

This, ladies and gentlemen, is a powerhouse of an Android phone! Set for AT&T’s network, the Motorola ATRIX has some very solid specs. Built into this Google Android device is: 2 processor cores running at 1GHz each, 16GB on board storage– supports up to 32GB microSD (Total 48GB), 1GB LP DDR2 memory, Accelerometer, HD 1080p capable, 720p MPEG4 and H.264 at 30 fps video capture (1080p will be supported via SW upgrade post-launch), and 1080p MPEG4, H.264, WMV, Xvid at 30 fps video playback (Playback through HDMI is 720p at launch and will be upgraded to 1080p via SW upgrade post-launch). All of this running behind a 4″ screen on AT&T’s 4G network, powered by a 1930 mAh which is larger than most Androids on the market (which is important because Android is known for draining batteries with a quickness).

While those specs are indeed impressive, the most compelling feature of the phone wasn’t just the phone itself but the “laptop” dock accessory or, rather, how the phone interacts with that accessory (pictured above). When you connect the Motorola ATRIX with the docking accessories you have the option to utilize what the folks at Motorola are calling the “webtop.” As you’ll see in the video below, the webtop application gives you a desktop version of the Android interface which still allows you to use the phone via speakerphone or bluetooth while allowing you to access web apps like Google docs for productivity through the full version of Mozilla Firefox which you can access that is included in the webtop. I think though that it’s better to see it on video than in words here, so check out the full webtop app walk-through as well as the HD dock interface in the second video!

Image gallery below of photos taken at Motorola’s CES booth:

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