Motorola Atrix 4G is powered by the NVIDIATegra 2 SoC dual core processor with 1 GB RAM. It has the Android 2.2 Froyo operating system. Motorola and Lenovo have introduced products which defeat the concept of mobile phones, in light of their introduction of tablets, which, when connected to their docking stations perform like laptops. It is definitely an interesting concept of the smart phone in the 4G world today. Are we looking at carrying our laptops in our palms, or, something beyond that? Both these giants have proven that we can move around with a mobile phone, without the bulk of the laptop, and performing as a laptop when we want it to, back in the office or home premises where we need more competing power, beyond what we have on the move.
This Atrix attempt, of merging the two worlds of the smart phone and the PC, sounds great. With the dock you no more have to keep playing with a small little virtual keyboard and can use the full keyboard and mouse provided. The long battery life and the unique built in charger, will provide long haul operations like on flights, and with a larger display also. The resolution on the dock screen, a 15 inch display seems a bit low, and may call for improvement.
Motorola Atrix also has a sleek media player application with fairly decent audio and video. The docking station or the laptop shell as we call it, is using, a modification of the standard Android OS, and in future may be run using a Motorola version of Linux. The web browser on the laptop seems good. The shortcuts to folders, directories, file-browser, Mozilla Firefox etc. seem to be an interesting development. You can also make and receive phone calls using the speaker phone provided in the laptop, or the Bluetooth headset of the phone, allowing you to do everything that you do on your phone even when docked.