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Motorola Atrix 2 Smartphone To Launch In Time For iPhone 5?

Pictures of the next generation Motorola Atrix 2 have surfaced online courtesy of US-based website BGR (opens in new tab); the five close-up pictures show an AT&T branded device - internally known as the Edison - which is rather different from the previous one with softer edges.

The phone won't be an LTE device, much to the disappointment of some, but will send a strong signal to those who believed that Google might curtail Motorola's launch roadmap.

The Atrix 2 will come with a dual core SoC, whether it is a TI OMAP or an Nvidia Tegra model is not known. BGR reckons that it might be clocked at 1.2GHz or 1.5GHz (we'd bet on the latter).

There will be a rear eight megapixel camera with 1090p HD video capture, a flash and possibly a front-facing camera.

We wouldn't be surprised if the Atrix featured the same specs as the original Atrix; the latest version of Gingerbread (2.3.5), 1GB RAM, a massive battery (1950mAh maybe), a 4-inch qHD screen (960x540 pixels) but no fingerprint recognition it seems.

It will be interesting to see whether this Atrix 2 will be compatible with the accessories that accompanied the original model, including the laptop docking station, and when Ice Cream Sandwich will be rolled out on it.

Désiré Athow

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 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.