Just a couple of years ago, we were talking about mobile phones getting smarter. Fast forward to 2011, and you’ll hear the buzz that smartphones are getting supersmart. Thanks to Motorola Mobility for introducing an all new phone in Atrix 4G Android phone at Consumer Electronics Show in Los Vegas. Everyone who got to get up and close with this phone called it a super phone.
What’s super about this phone is that it can turn into a laptop. We saw phones enlarging into tablets (read Apple iPhone) and we also saw Laptops shrinking into Netbooks. 2011 is going to be an year when we’ll see the line between a phone, tablet, and a netbook blurring further. What Motorola Atrix has done is given a whole new twist to how we could have the mobile advantage without compromising on the screen display size.
The phone boasts about a screen and keyboard accessory that you can dock the phone into. The processor, memory, and other components stay in the phone but you get a second and larger screen along with a keyboard to effectively turn the phone into a laptop. The screen accessory would not have been of much use if the phone didn’t have the processing power. But this android phone runs on 1GHz dual core processor to bring the speed of a laptop into a small handheld.
Atrix 4G got a lot of attention for many reasons -
- It’s from Motorola, a company that was once written off as a viable contender in the mobile race
- It runs on Google Android, a mobile operating system that has become a favorite of many – mobile manufacturers, mobile app developers, and above all consumers
- It’s the only phone that comes close to being called a laptop
- And, it’s 4G
Motorola has not announced the price of Atrix yet. It’s also not known when the phone will be available for sale. But one thing is clear it’s a trend setter that is bound to appeal to many consumers provided priced attractively.