Motorola’s Atrix handset has been given the sequel treatment, with a bump up in specs heralding in the arrival of the Atrix 2 on the AT&T network.
With a 1GHz dual-core processor, 1GB RAM and 8GB of storage, the headline improvement will likely be seen by many as the larger screen size, jumping up 0.3 inches to deliver a 4.3-inch display running at 960 x 540 pixels.
Full HD video capture is possible, with HDMI output to a big screen TV. On the back you’ll find an 8MP camera, while connectivity has also been given a decent re-working to facilitate HSPA+ 21.1Mbps. Android version 2.3 will be the OS of choice.
Just as with the original Atrix, you’ll have a whole range of docking accessories to go with the Atrix 2, including the Lapdock 100 and the HD Station.
The docks give genuine enterprise functionality to the phone, making it more or less a notebook as well as a smartphone. Business users will appreciate the inclusion of microSD encryption, “enterprise-grade VPN” and the ability to remotely wipe the handset if it becomes lost.
No word yet on UK availability, but we’d hazard a guess that we’ll see this hitting our shores before Christmas.
By Gerald Lynch | October 11th, 2011