We saw the Motorola Atrix get rooted several days before availability, surprising many who thought the locked bootloader design would make this more difficult. Now the filesystems have been dumped from the device, and it was discovered that while they are not encrypted (they are dumpable), they are signed.
Both the base filesystems and the recovery are signed, meaning that the bootloader will not accept a flash that is not signed with Motorola’s private certificate. This blocks custom ROM development for now as there is no way to deploy the ROM to the device.
Motorola earlier confirmed that the Atrix 4G will be launched on February 22 and the device was even rooted before that exact date with no available phones. Looks like both AT&T and Amazon have the device up, listed and available as today is indeed February 22.
Getting the device from AT&T with a two-year contract — $69.99 for Nation Unlimited, $59.99 for Nation 900 Rollover Minutes or $39.99 for Nation 450 Rollover Minutes — will cost you $199.99 for the Atrix 4G. Amazon on the other hand has the device, under the same conditions, at $149.99 shipping in 24 [...]
With just a couple of days from its AT&T availability — that is February 22, 2011 — the Motorola Atrix 4G — on pre-order since February 13, 2011 — has been successfully rooted to wash all fears away and blast the “unrootable” Atrix rumors.
Not even being available to the masses yet, the Motorola Atrix 4G has been rooted by developers at various Android forums to show up that “ugly but tasty” Droid icon wearing a Superuser label below. Rooting allow users to further customize their handsets as well as remove any possible [...]
Radio Shack announced that it will be selling the highly-anticipated dual-core Motorola Atrix 4G for $150 on contract, which is $50 less than AT&T plans to offer it for. The Shack’s deal requires a $15-or-higher/month data plan.
Also on special will be a package with both the handset and the Lapdock screen and keyboard dock, which sell for $630 separately but $480 in the bundle. Apparently the dock will not be in stock at all locations, but will be sent to customers from Radio Shack’s warehouse if not on hand.
Interestingly, this deal goes into effect [...]
AT&T today confirmed a report by BGR setting a Feburary 22nd launch date for the Motorola Atrix 4G. The device had previously been made available for pre-order on February 13th, with Motorola CEO Sanjay Jha stating earlier this year the device would be made available “right around the end of February”.
Devices ordered through pre-sales channels destined for home delivery are expected to begin to ship one day earlier than retail, on February 21st. Pre-orders that were shipped to a local AT&T store are expected to be available for pick up on February 21st [...]
Many hardware vendors customize their phones, deviating from the stock “Google experience” like you’ll find on the “Nexus” phones. They replace the launcher, apps, and various other components to differentiate their phones from other Android-powered devices. Motorola’s “customizations” make up the what they call “Motoblur” and are most noticeable on the home screen with its dialer, app drawer, and contacts buttons. Motoblur also adds a collection of proprietary widgets, many of which can be conveniently resized.
Unveiled at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, the Motorola Atrix 4G is really a powerhouse and we’ve had the chance to do our own hands-on video starring this upcoming smartphone.
Motorola will also be rolling out a dock and a netbook-like device to allow for improved productivity with reference to which we’ve heard AT&T will be charging some extra tethering fee.
Regardless of that, AT&T has just rolled out a video showing off the device in its full glory as well as the dock and netbook-like device. As the ad says, it’s basically a [...]
With the recent announcement of the Atrix 4G‘s pre-order availability, AT&T made another statement that the laptop dock will require a tethering-capable data plan in order to be used with the Atrix 4G. The cheapest data plan compatible with Atrix 4G runs $25 per month, with a tethering add-on available for $20 per month, nearly doubling the cost.
AT&T has to enforce this tethering plan requirement through some mechanism on the device. The easiest way on AT&T‘s end would be Access Point Name (APN) restrictions – this is the gateway your device [...]
AT&T announced today that pre-sales for the Motorola Atrix 4G begin on February 13. The subsidized price is $199.99 with a 2 year contract. Bundled pricing for the Atrix 4G and Motorola laptop dock will also be available, at $499.99 with a 2 year contract. A $100 mail-in rebate will also be an option for purchasers who subscribe to AT&T’s “DataPro” smartphone data plan. This pre-release availability coincides with Mobile World Congress (MWC), in Barcelona, Spain.
Also to be available is an “entertainment access kit” for Atrix 4G which [...]
You’d be right to be excited about the laptop dock that will be joining Motorola’s Atrix 4G when the phone makes its retail debut. We were pleasantly surprised to learn how relatively affordable the dock will be, selling for $150 once Best Buy gets its hands on it. It’s easy to let that dock overshadow the other add-on Motorola’s announced for the dual-core smartphone, the HD Multimedia Dock. Now we have an idea of what the HD Dock will end up running Atrix buyers, as it’s appeared on phone accessory-seller Fommy’s site for just around [...]
We’ve had our hands-on with the Motorola Atrix 4G at CES and we said it’s a “beast on paper” looking at all the specs and tech the manufacturer managed to fit inside the smartphone which recently passed FCC.
While the camera as well as other related internals (such as the processing power of two processor cores running at 1GHz each) definitely support 1080p video recording, this will only be available after launch. It’s stated black on white on the official Motorola fact sheet and the HDMI-out will also only support 720p at launch. It’s not [...]
The upcoming Motorola Atrix 4G, recently spotted with a $150 price tag, received plenty of attention at CES for its impressive specs and innovative docking features. With a quarter HD display, Tegra 2 dual-core processor, generous 1GB of RAM, fingerprint scanner, and sweet docking accessories, it’s almost impossible not to take notice. Motorola is now showcasing all that in a new promotional video that is sure to spur even more excitement. The clip takes us through a practical application of the nifty laptop dock (also $150), boasts about the handset’s top attributes, [...]
While certainly more expensive than the upcoming $99 HTC Inspire 4G for AT&T, the Motorola Atrix 4G, also for AT&T, deserves a premium as it’ll be the first dual-core Android smartphone to hit a US carrier, so the subsidized $150 price seems reasonable, as captured by a Costco inventory system. Thankfully, it won’t be priced as high as the $250 Verizon HTC Thunderbolt. We’re looking forward to the Atrix 4G, especially since it can double as a mobile computer workstation using the Motorola dock or mini laptop.
While discussing company performance in an earnings call to Motorola’s investors, CEO Sanjay Jha just provided confirmation on the anticipated release dates for the Atrix 4G, Droid Bionic, and the Xoom tablet.
We reported a couple weeks ago that the Atrix 4G may arrive on AT&T around March 1. It seemed like that choice of a date was more of an estimation than a set-in-stone release date, and those suspicions look like they’re playing out. Jha has now stated that the phone will be out slightly earlier, right around the end of February.
We’ll have to [...]
With the AT&T version of the Motorola Atrix 4G landing just next month, it makes sense that other global carriers would be stocking the Tegra 2-powered Android 2.2 smartphone (which happens to tout a monster 1GB of RAM) shortly after that. A leaked internal document from Bell Canada shows the Atrix 4G with a launch date of March 17. No word yet on price.
Source: MobileSyrupVia: Phandroid
The Motorola Atrix 4G, slated to be released onto AT&T, is one of the more unique Android handsets we saw at CES because not only does it sport a Tegra 2 dual-core CPU with 1GB of RAM, but it’s made to work with a special laptop or dock/TV combo that will allow you to use a full web browser, among other desktop-like applications and features. We did a hands-on of the Atrix dock, and found it to be pretty impressive.
The big unknown has been the price and availability of the laptop dock. We now know, thanks to someone close to the situation, that the laptop will go on [...]
It was a busy weekend at the USPTO, with several companies that we follow applying for trademarks on new brands. First up is HTC, which filed for protection on the oddly-named “HTC Arrive,” and gave it the same goods and services description as the HTC Passion filing we just saw. In other words, HTC Arrive is yet another candidate for either a Sense UI replacement or version of Sense for Android tablets. We can definitely see Passion as a possible interface brand, but Arrive sounds a bit strange at first; still, it’s likely HTC will use the mark for something, as its [...]
All hubbub about bootloaders aside, it looks like things are moving along smoothly for the upcoming Motorola Atrix 4G release, as the powerhouse of a smartphone has just gone through the paces over at the FCC.
Engadget spotted the phone in the FCC database, where the Atrix is playing things low-key, only identifiable via model number and specifications. Key features like its 802.11n WiFi (revealed by the associated microwave bands it operates on) point squarely at this being the Atrix 4G.
We last heard that the phone was on-tap for availability around March 1. While that [...]
Thanks to the need of smartphone OEM employees to share test photos amongst one another, sites like Picasa and Flickr are full of images captured with unreleased and, in some cases, unannounced devices. Most of these shots are about as inartistic as you can imagine: picture after picture of people’s keyboards, mice, and coffee mugs — when they’re not macro shots of the wall. However, there are always a few gems among the junk, and we’ve managed to collect decent snaps of almost every handset announced at CES. (Full disclosure: we cheated with the Inspire 4G and [...]
We probably don’t have to do much to get you excited about the Motorola Atrix, with its dual-core CPU, gigabyte of RAM, and laptop-like dock doing most of that for us. So, assuming you’re eagerly anticipating the smartphone, there’s now a preliminary release date available. According to a leaked internal screenshot, the Atrix will launch on AT&T on March 1.
Android Central originally published the screenshot, and was quick to note that even though there’s no reason to doubt that it’s genuine, something about the information doesn’t quite [...]
Trying to prove that devices like Folio from Palm and Redfly from Celio were the right idea at the wrong time, Motorola is rolling out a dock and netbook-like device for the Motorola Atrix 4G that will be sold on Verizon’s LTE 4G network in Q1. We’ve never seen any device do what the Atrix can, and we attribute that to its Tegra 2 dual-core CPU and plentiful 1GB of RAM. Not only can you access the phone through the dock or netbook device, effectively giving you a huge screen for your phone, but you can launch Firefox and do some serious web browsing, use a file browser, and [...]
The Motorola Atrix 4G for AT&T is an absolute beast on paper. It touts a stunning qHD 960×540 display, dual 1GHz processors, and 1GB of RAM. It’s also capable of rocking 4G-like speeds with HSPA+. We got a chance to spend some time with the Atrix, and we came away with mixed feelings. We were expecting the device to offer performance unmatched by anything we’ve ever seen. While snappy, the Axtrix doesn’t seem to offer performance far beyond what you’d find on, say, a Google Nexus S. The display benefits from the extra pixels, and it comes through as [...]
Motorola Mobility has announced that its brand new Motorola Atrix 4G smartphone — launched yesterday on AT&T — is also headed to Canada and will be available on Bell’s network. Additionally, it will also come to Europe, U.K. to be more specific, becoming part of Orange U.K.’s line-up.
Powered by Android 2.2 Froyo, the Atrix features a dual-core processor - with each core running at 1GHz, delivering up to 2GHz of processing power — 1GB of RAM, quarter HD resolution (540 x 960) 4-inch screen, 16GB of internal storage and an immense 1930mAh [...]