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Hands-on With the Motorola Atrix 2 (video)

We got a nice hands-on with the just announced Atrix 2 down at CTIA and my initial feeling is that it lives up to the Atrix name. Slated as the follow up to the popular Atrix 4G, it seems that the company has learned a few lessons with their newest iteration. The Atrix 2 boasts a beautiful 4.3-inch qHD screen with Motorola’s customary four capacitive buttons at the bottom along with an 8 MP camera on back capable of capturing 1080p HD video. The overall size and feel of the device felt good in the hand, and the material on the reverse side was soft to the touch. Internally the Atrix 2 comes equipped with a 1GHz dual-core processor, 1 GB of RAM, Android 2.3 and support for AT&T’s quick HSPA+ 21Mbps network. Probably one of the Atrix 2’s biggest draws once it hits will be it’s HDMI-out, giving the device double duty capabilities for a laptop-like experience once connected to a lapdock accessory.

The Atrix 2 is being marketed as a device that combines “extreme power” with “life of the party” capabilities and, judging from our brief hands-on, seems to fit that billing quite nicely. There are a few welcome additions as well as a few welcome omissions, like the biometric fingerprint scanner. Once the device is released you can bet we’ll give you our full impressions on if it bests its predecessor and also how it stacks up against other Android offerings from AT&T.

Jon Rettinger

Jon, perhaps best known by his YouTube alter ego Jon4Lakers, has a love for technology that can never be quenched, no matter how hard he tries. If...