For the past couple of weeks, we’ve been hearing that AT&T is about to release a Motorola smartphone codenamed Dinara through leaks. Finally, these leaks and rumors are put to rest after AT&T finally announced the official status of the handset and has christened it as the Motorola Atrix HD.
The handset is the latest addition to the Atrix line of devices from Motorola and similar to the Motorola Droid Razr, the Motorola Atrix HD is also covered in Kevlar for extra strength and durability of its chassis. Not only that, the handset is also coated with an invisible nano-coating that makes it impervious to splatters and splashes.
Design-wise, the Motorola Atrix HD is said to be the AT&T version of the Motorola Droid Razr although the handset is not as slim. It is still sexy however with its waist line of 8.4 mm and its full dimensions run up to 133.5 x 69.9 x 8.4 mm making it an average-sized smartphone for that matter. Its weight of 140 grams is also just right for its build. But the most impressive attribute of its aesthetics is Motorola’s decision to do away with the hardware buttons and instead gave the Motorola Atrix HD onscreen Android 4.x buttons just like what we saw on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Not only that, the handset also looks very rugged and handsome and will be available in Titanium and Modern White colorways.
As for the components lurking under its hood, the Motorola Atrix HD is bringing an impressive resume to the table. The handset will ship with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for its operating system and this will be powered by a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor that is still indeterminate as of the moment. The processor of the Motorola Atrix HD will work in conjunction with a full gigabyte of RAM to ensure that the operation and performance of the handset will always be snappy and stutter-free.
As for its internal memory, the Motorola Atrix HD packs 8GB of onboard storage. This much storage may be enough for the average guy but power users will definitely find this a bit meager for their taste. This is where the dedicated microSD card slot in the chassis of the handset comes in as it will allow a user to expand the internal storage of the handset. Display-wise, the Motorola Atrix HD sports a 4.5-inch ColorBoost-powered TFT panel. The display of the handset is fashioned from Gorilla Glass for protection from scratches and dings while its resolution is pegged at 1280 x 720 pixels. The handset also comes with a dual-shooter configuration with its 8MP shooter at its rear panel and 1.3MP video call camera found in its front bezel.
Based on the announcement of AT&T, the Motorola Atrix HD can be expected to hit the shelves of the wireless provider on July 15. As for its price point, the handset can be had for only $99.99 with a new two-year service agreement with the carrier. In addition to that, customers who get one of these babies at participating locations will get a Vehicle Dock for the handset at no extra charge but this promotion will only run for a limited time.