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AT&T Finalizes Atrix 4G Availability

2/17/2011 02:04:50 PM Eastern
Dallas - AT&T finalized the in-store availability date of Motorola's Atrix 4G, its first smartphone with 2x1 GHz dual-core processor.

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The Atrix 4G will be available in AT&T stores and other retail outlets on Feb. 22, the carrier said. AT&T previously cited an in-store date of Match 6 or earlier.

The $199 phone has been available for pre-order from AT&T since Feb. 13. Consumers who have already preordered will have the device delivered on Feb. 21 to their home or office.  Customers who wanted the device sent to an AT&T store will also be able to pick up the phone on Feb. 21.

The phone is an Android 2.2-based phone that will operate on the carrier's 4G HSPA+ network.

The phone will also be bundled with two Motorola docking solutions. One dock, the Motorola Laptop Dock, is the first of its kind, and it takes the shape of a laptop-looking clamshell with 11.6-inch display. The Atrix 4G, which physically docks into the back of the clamshell, acts as the clamshell's engine.  The Laptop Dock bundle will cost $499 with two-year service contract, after $100 mail-in-rebate, and with required $45/month 4GB data plan with mobile hot spot service and tethering, which is needed to use the laptop's Mozilla browser to access the web via cellular. The Laptop Dock will also be available outside the bundle at $499.

The second docking solution, the Motorola HD Multimedia Dock, connects the Atrix 4G via Bluetooth to a keyboard and mouse and via HDMI to an HDTV. It will retail for $189 with included remote.

Both docks enable a large-screen display of stored HD video and Mozilla's Firefox web browser.
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