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Motorola Atrix HD Announced – Android ICS, 4G, and Dual-Core

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It seems Motorola’s attentions are now firmly turned to super-thin smartphones, and after announcing the RAZR and RAZR MAXX, it has revived the Atrix range with a similar look.

Moto just revealed the Atrix HD, which will be heading to US network AT&T with business customers in mind, but also those who like a smartphone with plenty of power. The Atrix HD is running a dual-core processor with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich as the operating system. Motorola has added a touch of its own style with a new piece of software called SMARTACTIONS.

The display is a gorgeous 4.5-inch ‘Colorboost’ with a resolution of 1280 x 720 – thus making it a HD display, with that 720p resolution. Gorilla glass covers the front of the display for scratch protection and extra toughness.

On the back there’s an 8-megapixel camera with LED flash, while on the front you’ll find a 1.3-megapixel sensor above the screen for video calling. Moto has provided 8GB of internal storage for apps, snaps and other media, and it also added a micro SD card slot if you want to expand.

A large 1,780 mAH battery has been squeezed into the slender 8.4mm frame to provide a decent battery life, although Moto haven’t confirmed just how long their new gadget will last – we suspect the usual 24-48 hours with regular usage. The Atrix HD has borrowed its looks from the RAZR, with the same Kevlar back that curves upwards towards a ‘bump’ that contains the camera and speaker at the top.

The usual connectivity options are on board – Wi-Fi, Micro USB, Micro HDMI, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, 3.5mm headphone jack – plus the blistering speeds of 4G LTE thanks to the AT&T network. Motorola has decided to continue its trend of offering a Webtop accessory for the Atrix, which allows the user to dock their phone and use it as a full-sized netbook. This feature is aimed directly at the business customer, who can dock the phone and email, create and edit documents, and browse on the go.

There’s currently no word on pricing or availability, but going by the AT&T logo on the phone it looks as though this one is exclusive to the one US network, at least for now.

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