By Stephen Schenck | October 11, 2011 1:45 PM
Slowly but surely, a picture of Motorola’s follow-up to the Atrix has been taking shape. First we learned of the MB865, reportedly to run on AT&T’s upcoming LTE network as the new Atrix. More recently, some Webtop code spilled the beans about an unannounced Motorola phone that would support it codenamed Edison. Then we made the connection between the MB865 and Edison and also learned via FCC filing that the smartphone wouldn’t have LTE data after all. Now the phone’s back in some new pics, along with some rumored specs.
We’re now hearing Atrix 2 thrown around as an official name. Like the first Atrix, the Atrix 2 should have a dual-core processor, though it’s not yet clear if we’re looking at something running at 1.2GHz or closer to 1.5. The new pictures clearly show an eight-megapixel main camera with 1080p video support, as well as a front-facer on the other side. We can also see the handset running Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread, and it’s expected the Atrix 2 will arrive with that same version installed.
No specific release date for the Atrix 2 has been mentioned, but it’s definitely looking like a model that will be here before the end of the year maybe before holiday shopping season. Without the LTE hook-up, though, does it seem like quite as exciting of a phone?