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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; 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.