Motorola Unveils First Dual-Core 4G Smartphone

By Cindy Waxer January 06, 2011

One of the most talked-about devices to make its debut at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is Motorola Mobility’s first dual-core 4G smartphone called Atrix.

Essentially, Motorola’s ATRIX 4G features a new webtop application and a Web-based desktop. The device can be connected to an HDMI compatible monitor, HD TV or Motorola’s Laptop Dock or HD Docks accessories. With the webtop application, users can surf the Internet with a Mozilla Firefox browser to access files, emails, photos and movies.

The Atrix 4G is already receiving high praise. Writes PC Magazine’s Sascha Segan: “The Motorola Atrix is the craziest, most radical smartphone at CES. The more I think about it, the more I think it may be the single most interesting product at CES. The Atrix is an entirely new approach to mobile computing, and it's the first smartphone to take on both the iPad and the netbook market.”

Motorola ATRIX 4G features a dual-core processor with each core running at 1 GHz, delivering up to two GHz of processing power and 1 GB of RAM. Web pages open twice as fast as non-dual-core smartphones and Adobe Flash Player makes it possible to view a full range of online animations and video. The device also offers up to 48GB of memory - 16GB on board and an optional 32GB microSD card.

Just this week, Motorola Mobility Holdings completed its spinoff from parent company Motorola. Shares of the company began trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol MMI. Parent company Motorola is now known as Motorola Solutions.

Motorola Mobility now comprises of two distinct units; Mobile Devices provides smartphones. In fact, last year alone, the division launched 23 smartphones globally, including the family of DROID devices, as well as Bravo, Defy, Flipside, and Milestone, among others. The Home unit provides digital set-top boxes and end-to-end video solutions.

Edited by Tammy Wolf

TechZone360 Contributing Editor

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