Motorola Atrix 4G spotted on Amazon Wireless for $150

Friday, January 28, 2011, 7:28 by Tech Correspondent

Motorola’s Atrix 4G is likely to be available at Amazon Wireless starting Feb. 11, 2011.

The Atrix 4G phone was, in fact, up for order at the website and was said to cost $150 with a contract and $600 without a contract. However, the “buy” button didn’t work on the page, so engadget, which reported this news, said it’s likely that the page wasn’t supposed to be up yet. The page has subsequently stopped working, but we managed to grab a screen-shot before that. Take a look!

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Photo: Motorola Atrix 4G up for sale on Amazon Wireless

Engadget supposes that prices might change, but would Amazon Wireless really have someone generally mulling over what the price of a premium product should be, and then putting off the decision making to another time?

Amazon Wireless, like Best Buy, is expected to sell the phone about $50 cheaper than what it will cost at AT&T, without contract. But if it’s like Best Buy, it’ll make you get a month-long Internet access card from AT&T. The phone will likely still be cheaper though.

Earlier we’d reported that Motorola’s Atrix 4G would be available at Best buy on Feb. 13. The phones should arrive before March for sure.

The cool bit about the Atrix 4G is its laptop dock, which transforms the Motorola phone into a netbook, complete with an 11.6-inch screen, 8 hours of battery life and full QWERTY keyboard. We’d earlier said that the laptop dock costs $150. Atrix was revealed at CES 2011 earlier this month and comes with a dual core processor.

Other than the laptop dock, there’s a vehicle dock for Motorola’s Atrix 4G, which enables voice commands for making calls and searching locations in Google Maps 5. The Atrix can also use a multimedia dock with three USB ports and an HDMI port to stream content to an HDTV or connect a mouse, keyboard, speakers, etc.

Motorola Atrix 4G is powered by Nvidia’s dual-core Tegra 2 processor. It supports 1GB of RAM, has 16 GB of internal storage and a memory card slot. It has a 4 inch screen with resolution of 540 x 960 pixels. Motorola Atrix 4G smartphone uses a 5 mega pixel camera with a dual LED flash. Atrix has a custom made user interface Motoblur. It connects to Wi-Fi, HSDPA, quad band GSM and tri band WCDMA cellular networks. Atrix has a biometric fingerprint reader for security.