Motorola announced its first dual-core powered phone at CES last January and the original Atrix went on sale last February. And just eight months later, Moto has now unveiled the Edison, aka the Atrix 2.
This is my next website has managed to bag some hands-on time with the handset and while the update is nothing spectacular, Motorola has made some interesting changes.
The screen size has gone from 4in to 4.3in but retains the same qHD resolution of 960 x 540. However it has replaced the PenTile pixel arrangement and now features properly proportioned sub-pixels which should deliver crisper text on the handset.
Inside you’ll find a Texas Instruments OMAP 4 processor running at 1GHz which replaces the Tegra 2 chip found in the original handset. It will come with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage, expandable via microSD card.
The Atrix 2 also features microUSB and microHDMI ports along the side which would indicate that the handset will be able to connect to a similar range of docks which were one of the stand out features of the original.
The test handset was unable to connect to a 4G network in Chicago, making do with a HSDPA+ network, but then again as we know only too well, a lack of 4G won’t make much of a difference to us in the UK.
The phone is around 10mm thick and has an 8 megapixel camera on the rear capable of 1080p video capture with a single LED flash. The Edison or Atrix 2 will be running Android 2.3.5 when it arrives with some visual tweaks made by Motorola.
There is no word yet on when this phone will be available but we expect to see it some time before the New Year.
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