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All posts tagged "atrix 4g"


Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Today's Smartphone is Tomorrow's Laptop

Posted by Kevin Jackson in "Android Talk" @ 05:00 AM

http://www.maximumpc.com/article/re...atrix_4g_review

". . . the Atrix does take one giant step towards allowing us to work and play without an x86-based desktop or laptop. By plugging the Atrix into the proprietary $400 laptop dock depicted here-which lacks a CPU or storage, and only has a chiclet keyboard, touchpad, battery (which automatically charges your phone), and an impressive 1366x768 screen."

Here is a review of the Motorola Atrix 4G from Maximum PC. A lot of ink has been spilled over the phone and its shortcomings, but one thing really stands out about this device; I believe that we are seeing the next generation of mobile computing. Smartphone processor speed is quickly catching up with many lower end laptops and netbooks (Netbook? What's that?) and with cloud storage becoming ubiquitous, it is only a matter of time before we slip our primary computer (at least the brains of it) into our pockets when we leave the office or the house. The Atrix 4G, with all its inadequacies, is just an early step in this convergence.

How about you: will you give up your laptop for a smartphone and a dock? Let us know if the forum.


Saturday, January 8, 2011

Atrix 4G Does Its Dance For You On Video

Posted by Jason Lee in "Android News" @ 02:00 PM

http://phandroid.com/2011/01/06/mot...kthrough-video/

"Motorola just dropped possibly the most impressive press conference of CES yet right on us, but they did one better by opening up their line of new Android handsets for some hands-on time with the writhing masses. Of course we snapped up some video for your viewing pleasure - which will follow below - but what about the Atrix 4G?"

Wow... I mean really... WOW. This is somewhere slightly beyond pretty freakin sweet. When I first heard about the Atrix 4G's desktop dock and webtop dock I thought that was pretty cool. Then I heard that once you dock it you will get access to the full desktop version of Firefox running the full version of Flash. Woah... I wondered exactly how that worked. Well now I know. Docking the Atrix seems to launch some sort of Linux environment where you can run the full version of Firefox. Extremely awesome!

Now, why this is some custom Linux environment running Firefox versus Chrome or better yet just Chrome OS we may never know. I also wonder if Firefox is upgradeable or are you stuck with what every security holes exist in the version your phone ships with? What ever the case this may be the most exciting thing to happen to Android in a long time. I absolutely hate carrier phones but I will be keeping my eye on this one.


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