We were mesmerized by the Motorola ATRIX when it was announced at the Consumer Electronics Show last week. However, one little detail that brought us crashing back down to planet Earth with a bump was the fact that Motorola had yet to detail a release date or pricing for the device. What if it turned out to be like the HP Slate and we didn’t see hide nor hair of it for months?
Keeping the panic at bay, however, are rumors that the ATRIX will actually be launching in March. Android Central cites an AT&T document leak in reporting that the phone, complete with its unique laptop docking station, will be available on March 1. Though it’s not certain, it matches up with previous rumblings from Android forums, and we did learn at CES that it will hit sometime in the first quarter of 2011.
In case you need reminding, the Motorola ATRIX packs Nvidia’s Tegra 2 chipset, HSPA+, 1GB of RAM, up to 48GB of memory, fingerprint log-in, a 4-inch QHD display, a front-facing camera for video calls and a 5-megapixel camera with an LED flash on the rear. Software-wise it packs Android 2.2 and a customized version of Linux has been put in place to aid its transformation into a full blown laptop when coupled with the docking station.
Unfortunately, while we know for certain that this phone will be available by the end of March at the latest, we still don’t know how much it’s going to cost. And that docking station? You can bet that’s going to set you back a buck or two.
Read more (and see more) of the ATRIX here.