Motorola Atrix 4G Dual Core Smartphone Unveiled at CES 2011

Motorola launched the Atrix 4G, a new dual core smartphone unveiled at Consumer Electronics Show 2011 in Las Vegas. Atrix is powered with Android Operating System and running a dual core NVIDIA Tegra2 CPU.  Atrix 4G is the first smartphone to output HD video to an HDTV. It contains “Webtop” software (an amalgam of Web + desktop) that allows it to function like a full PC when connected in one of three docking modes:

  • Desktop PC mode with keyboard, mouse, and display
  • TV mode with a remote
  • Laptop mode, with a special laptop-like dock

Webtop software is essentially a little OS that launches when the Atrix is placed on its side and docked via its USB and HDMI ports into one of its two docks — the desktop/multimedia dock or the laptop dock. It’s not a full OS with a bunch of its own apps, but primarily a Firefox Web browser and a desktop environment for your Android apps.[advt]

Atrix phone has its own Window and a shortcut on the launch bar at the bottom of the screen. Whenever you click the phone icon the software window appears with Atrix home screen. From there, you can anything you normally do with the phone, including making calls (using the speakerphone or a Bluetooth headset).

You can also open Android apps from the phone Window and click a button to send them out to the desktop environment in full screen. If the apps have a landscape mode, then this works especially well because then it truly fills the screen. The mouse actions simply take the place of touch gestures in the UI.[source]

Motorola Atrix demo video from CES 2011

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