By Stephen Schenck | July 10, 2012 10:59 AM
Last week, Motorola posted all the details for the Atrix HD up on its site. This is one phone that we’ve been following, in one form or another, since 2011. With some developments at the FCC in recent weeks, it looked like the handset was nearly ready for a US release, but just after Motorola made all this Atrix HD info public, it quickly pulled it all back down; apparently, someone at Motorola had jumped the gun. Well, it’s now a few days later and everything’s ready to get started for real, with the phone’s launch now officially announced, along with quite the low introductory price.
AT&T customers will be able to pick up the Atrix HD beginning this Sunday, July 15. When purchased on a two-year contract, the Android will cost a scant $100.
That’s a smart price at which to launch the Atrix HD, because even though it has some very respectable hardware under its hood, it’s hardly the sort of phone users will get excited about on the same level as, say, the Galaxy S III; a rock-bottom price, fresh out of the gate, could go a long way towards finding the Atrix HD some new homes.
The Ice Cream Sandwich Android runs a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon, has a gigabyte of RAM, 8GB of flash (expandable via microSD), and a 4.3-inch 720p LCD with an impressive 330ppi pixel density. Like Motorola’s RAZR models, the rear case features a protective Kevlar weave. The Atrix HD features an eight megapixel main camera, 1.3-megapixel front-facer, and supports AT&T’s LTE network.