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5 Things To Know About The Motorola Atrix

Motorola Mobility is punting the Atrix as the most powerful smartphone ever launched and based on the configuration, there little doubt that it is indeed the case.

Although not mentioned in the press release, the Atrix is powered by a 1GHz Nvidia Tegra 250, a dual core processor based on the Cortex A9, plus 1GB RAM, twice as much as most other smartphones on the market.

Its display is the first qHD display with 960x540 pixels with 24-bit display, offering up to 35 per cent more information than most other high end smartphones on the market although it doesn't match the iPhone's retina display.

It is the only mainstream phone on the market to feature a biometric fingerprint reader for enhanced security and it is the only one with a battery whose capacity that approaches the 2000mAh (at 1930mAh).

Motorola will be available for Orange UK users in the second quarter of 2011 and the fact that the official press statement doesn't contain the word "exclusivity" but mentions "everything everywhere" means that T-Mobile and others are likely to get the phone shortly after.

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.