Motorola, Lenovo, Dell, HTC, and quite a few others are changing the dynamics of the smartphone and tablet market stoday. Technology and form factor are changing so rapidly that one wonders what products will be launched in years to come. With Intel, AMD, Tilera, NVIDIA, and others bringing in drastic changes in processor and chip technologies, innovations are being made in application technology in the smartphone and tablet markets.
Motorola like Lenovo and others is bringing to the fore products which will make the future of laptops, notebooks and netbooks redundant. This extreme shift in technology is catching some of us unawares. The Motorola Atrix is an apt example of what we refer above.
The Motorola Atrix 4G or WebTop as it is called is principally a smartphone which can be used as a fully functional laptop using a Dual Core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor. It is the first smartphone using the PenTile QHD display with 24 bit graphics. The Atrix has also been called the Nirvana phone, with its docking hardware and super high resolution graphics display. The CES 2011 awarded the Motorola Atrix with over 9 awards in the smartphone category from various players in the market. Motorola Atrix is an Android based smartphone with 1 GB RAM, 16 GB internal memory, expandable by 32 GB, totaling to 48 GB, is expected to be a head turner.
The 4 inch PenTile QHD display, 540 x 960, touch based smartphone, with 5.0 MP Dual LED Flash camera, with full 1080 pixel video capture, supported via software, as also a VGA front facing camera for video conferencing, is impressive. The fingerprint scanner on the Android 2.2 / 2.3 with HSPA at 14.4 Mbps and NVIDIA Tegra 2 Dual Core 1 GHz Cortex A9 with GE Force ULP, makes the Motorola Atrix a power packed, feature rich smartphone.
The accessories available as announced expanding the functionality of the Motorola Atrix 4G, include the Laptop Dock, the HD Multi-media Dock, the Vehicle Dock and the Standard Dock. The Motorola Atrix has redefined the logistics angle of smartphones – are we looking at carrying our laptops in our palms, or even beyond that” You can carry a mobile phone around, power packed, moving without the bulk of a laptop around, but performing as a laptop back at the home or office, where more computing power is essential, beyond what is available on the move. The Atrix has merged both the worlds of smartphone and desktop PC into one.
The sleek media player application, with powerful audio and video is something to reckon with. The docking station presently running the Android, with future Motorola version of Linux revisions probable has an interesting web browser app built in. Once docked in, the laptop station has interesting multi-tasking features enabled. The phone window within the WebTop display, easily togglable is also impressive. Make calls and receive phones with the in-built speaker phones and mic provided on the docking station, or even the Bluetooth headset, making the smartphone feature alive, even when docked.