Motorola ATRIX Costs £475, Launches In July 2011

The Motorola ATRIX, the smartphone version of the XOOM, is set to be launched on the 25th of July and will cost £475 according to online retailer Expansys.

The product page of the smartphone, which was launched at CES 2011 in January, has been updated to reflect this.

Presented as one of the more powerful smartphones on the market, the ATRIX is only second to the Apple iPhone 4 when it comes to the number of picture elements on display with 960x540 pixels spread over a 4-inch screen.

It is powered by a dual core Nvidia Tegra 2 processor clocked at 1GHz and comes with 1GB RAM and 16GB internal storage that can be increased to 48GB.

There's a 2-megapixel front facing webcam and a rear 5-megapixel one, capable of recording HD footage (not full HD though) with AF and flash support.

Perhaps the interesting feature is the phone's battery, which at 1930mAh, has the biggest capacity on the market allowing users to speak for up to nine consecutive hours.

That said, the phone feels chubbier than most and is definitely thicker than most of its competitors (LG Optimus Black, Sony Ericsson arc, Samsung Galaxy Tab II).

That said, the ATRIX is cheapest dual core smartphone on the market at the moment and it is likely that it will be available for around £30 per month on a two year contract, making it extremely competitive with the iPhone 4.