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Orange Gives Free Contract With £340 Motorola Atrix Ahead Of iPhone Launch

In what looks like the start of a nationwide clearance of Motorola devices, Orange has cut the price of the Motorola Atrix down to £340, making it just as cheap as other SIM Free devices -with the added benefit of getting a two year contract for free.

The tariff, known as Dolphin 10, costs £10 per month with an initial outlay of £100 and includes unlimited texts, 30 minutes and 100MB internet per month.

The Motorola Atrix is still a superb piece of technology despite being eight months old. It features a dual core Nvidia Tegra 2 SoC clocked at 1GHz, 1GB RAM, 16GB onboard storage, a microSD card reader, a 4-inch 960x540 pixel screen, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Android 2.2 Froyo (upgradable to Gingerbread in October), a five megapixel rear camera and a VGA front-facing one, a biometric fingerprint reader, a 1900mAh battery and up to nine hours talktime.

We noted recently that the Motorola Atrix has become the best value top of the range smartphone on the market and the recent price drops tend to confirm this.

It will be interesting to see whether other Motorola devices like the XOOM or the Defy also drop in price ahead of a possible autumn refresh.