Motorola announces the Atrix HD for AT&T and the Atrix HD LTE for Bell Canada

 

We already saw a leak of the AT&T Atrix HD so we knew it was only a matter of time when it was officially announced. That time is today as Motorola made if official for both AT&T as well as Bell in Canada. Don’t let the titles of both phones fool you, they are both LTE devices so no worries. Full specs include:

  • 4.5-inch HD (1280 x 720) ColorBoost display
  • 1.5 GHz dual-core processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8MP rear camera with LED flash and 1080p video recording, 1.3MP front facing camera
  • 8GB on-board storage, with expandable microSD card slot
  • 1780 mAh battery
  • Gorilla Glass
  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • LTE

For AT&T, it will be available on July 15th for $99, but for Bell we only know it will be available during the Summer, and no pricing was specified. Hit the break for both press releases.

Motorola ATRIX™ HD for AT&T is Slimmer, Stronger and Smarter Than Ever Before

Runs Android 4.0, Created by Motorola and Available Exclusively from AT&T for $99.99 Beginning July 15 in Modern White and Titanium

DALLAS – July 10, 2012  Beginning July 15, the Motorola ATRIX™ HD arrives in all AT&T* channels for $99.99** with a two-year agreement.

The newest addition to the popular Motorola ATRIX family, this smartphone is remarkably thin at 8.4 millimeters but doesn’t compromise strength since it is made KEVLAR® strong for incredible stability in any situation. The Motorola ATRIX HD also has a high-tech, invisible nano-coating that acts as a splash guard – not only on the outer shell, but on the electrical circuit boards inside, too. To see more of the ATRIX HD’s features in action, check out this video.

Motorola ATRIX HD comes pre-loaded with SMARTACTIONS™, a free app from Motorola that suggests ways to automatically change your phone’s settings throughout the day to make your life easier. For instance, when you place the Motorola ATRIX HD in the Vehicle Navigation Dock accessory and enable Drive Smart, it will set your phone to vehicle mode, read your text messages aloud, auto-reply to incoming calls and texts as well as provide turn-by-turn navigation. You can also set rules for when your battery gets low by enacting the Battery Extender, which can help your battery last longer by turning off GPS, disabling background sync or other features you select.

To raise awareness of responsible driving, for a limited time, customers who purchase a Motorola ATRIX HD at participating locations will receive a Vehicle Dock at no additional charge.

The vibrant 4.5-inch HD ColorBoost™ display is the highest resolution smartphone display on the market supporting a wide range of more vibrant colors for greater detail and sharper, clearer images. The ATRIX HD also features an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with 1080p HD video recording capabilities at 30 frames per second and zero shutter lag. It also has a front-facing 720p HD camera.

“Our customers look to their smartphones to provide new, compelling experiences and the Motorola ATRIX HD does just that,” said Jeff Bradley, senior vice president – Devices, AT&T Mobility. “With features that automatically customize over time to be contextually aware of the user’s daily routine and preferences, ATRIX HD is a great example of smartphones getting smarter.”

“Motorola ATRIX HD was designed for people who get excited about new technology, but want it to make their life easier, feed their need for entertainment and make a statement,” said Mark Shockley, senior vice president, Go-to-Market, Motorola Mobility. “This next evolution of the ATRIX family delivers a slimmer, stronger, smarter, Android-powered device at a great price.”

Running on Android™ 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, the ATRIX HD is the first phone equipped with Motorola’s Circle Widget on the home screen, which connects directly with your AT&T account and displays data usage since your last bill***. Plus, it gives you “at-a-glance” access to the time, notifications, weather and battery meter. You can also access more than 600,000 apps and games on Google Play™, as well as millions of books and songs and thousands of movies and TV shows.

And to help in your work life, the Motorola ATRIX HD is ideal for business use and comes with advanced security features including password protection and inactivity timeouts, VPN, government-grade data encryption on both the device and SD card, and the ability to wipe the phone and SD card in the event your phone is lost or stolen. With apps like Quickoffice, customers are able to create and edit documents and stay connected to their work on-the-go.

AT&T customers have access to the nation’s largest 4G network, covering more than 260 million people. AT&T has two 4G networks that work together for customers, LTE and HSPA+ with enhanced backhaul. That means AT&T customers are able to enjoy a widespread, ultra-fast and consistent 4G experience on their compatible device as they move in and out of LTE areas. With other carriers, when you travel outside of their LTE coverage area, you’re on a much slower 3G network.

For more information, customers can visit http://www.att.com/motorolaatrixhd.

*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

**Requires eligible voice and data plans.

*** Data usage is approximated. Actual billed data usage may vary due to network delays or other technical limitations.

Limited 4G LTE availability in select markets. 4G speeds delivered by LTE, or HSPA+ with enhanced backhaul, where available. Deployment ongoing. Compatible device and data plan required. LTE is a trademark of ETSI. Learn more at att.com/network.

Limited-time offer. Motorola ATRIX HD requires a new 2-yr wireless agreement with voice (min $39.99/mo) and min monthly data plan ($20/mo). Subject to Wireless Customer Agrmt. Credit approval req’d. Activ fee $36/line. Geographic, usage and other terms, conditions and restrictions apply, and may result in svc termination. Coverage and svcs not avail everywhere. Taxes and other charges apply. Data (att.com/dataplans): If usage exceeds your monthly data allowance, you will automatically be charged overage for additional data provided. Early Termination Fee (att.com/equipmentETF): After 30 days, ETF up to $325. Restocking fee up to $35. Other Monthly Charges/line may include a Regulatory Cost Recovery Charge (up to $1.25), a gross receipts surcharge, federal and state universal svc charges, fees and charges for other gov’t assessments. These are not taxes or gov’t req’d charges. Visit a store or att.com/wireless to learn more about wireless devices and services from AT&T. Downloadable content may be subject to additional charges.

 

Slimmer. Stronger. Smarter: Motorola Mobility Canada and Bell announce MOTOROLA ATRIX™ HD LTE

The Ultimate Fusion of Beauty and Brains, in HD

TORONTO – July 10, 2012 – You’ve got style and smarts, and expect nothing less from your smartphone. Motorola Mobility Canada Ltd. and Bell today announce the MOTOROLA ATRIX™ HD LTE superphone. Available exclusively to Bell Mobility customers this summer, the exciting Motorola ATRIX HD LTE has head-turning looks and the brains to get you through your busy day.

You expect brilliance and ATRIX HD LTE brings it. The 4.5-inch ColourBoost™ display is the highest resolution smartphone display on the market supporting a wide range of more vibrant colours. More pixels mean greater detail and crisper, clearer images that look true to life – whether you’re viewing exclusive Bell Mobile TV content or movies downloaded from Google Play™. And because you need enough power to fuel everything you demand of your smartphone, ATRIX HD LTE is powered by a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor compatible with Bell’s world-leading 4G LTE network.

Remarkably thin while not sacrificing strength, ATRIX HD LTE takes innovation one step further. Its svelte 8.4mm frame is made strong with DuPont™ Kevlar® fiber, a scratch-resistant Corning®Gorilla® Glass display and a high-tech, invisible nano-coating that acts as a splash guard and shields against the unexpected splash.

Strong and smart, ATRIX HD LTE has SMARTACTIONSTM, a fully integrated, free application that intelligently automates everyday tasks and suggests ways to personalize your smartphone. Based on selections you make, SMARTACTIONS optimizes your phone’s performance by silencing the device during meetings (but lets VIP calls through), extending battery life when it is low, announcing incoming texts and calls as well as auto-replying when you are driving so you can focus on the road. That’s smart. Very smart.

“Motorola ATRIX HD LTE offers a smarter smartphone experience,” says David Petrou, sales director, Motorola Mobility Canada. “It delivers shortcuts and convenience with SMARTACTIONS – even extending your battery life so you’re never out of power when it matters most.”

If that isn’t enough to convince you, Motorola ATRIX HD LTE has more than a few other features to boast about:

  • Latest version of Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich
  • A front-facing camera for Google+ Hangouts video chats
  • A rear-facing 8 megapixel camera to capture every single moment. Plus, those photos can automatically be uploaded to a private album on Google+TM so you don’t have to worry about accidentally deleting images
  • Captures video in 1080p HD at 30 frames per second, which means you get super smooth playback
  • Features Mirror Mode when connected with an HDMI cable (sold separately) to view images, files and movies on a larger screen
  • WiFi Direct for easy transfer of files directly between two devices (without needing a wireless access point)
  • Access to over 600,000 apps and games on Google Play, as well as millions of books and thousands of movies and TV shows

Availability

Motorola ATRIX HD LTE will be available exclusively to Bell Mobility customers this summer. For more information, please visit motorola.ca/ATRIXHD or Bell.ca/MotoATRIXHDLTE.

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