While most Moto fans are focused on the Droid series, Motorola has shown that it’s not about to idle away and let the phones keep drawing in the market. In fact, the company has been working on something new, and if you were fast enough, you may have gotten a glimpse of what it is.
A webpage on Motorola’s site appeared, showing off a new Atrix model, the Atrix HD, but it seems like this was put up by accident and has been removed from the Internet since then. Thankfully, some have managed to grab some images and specs of the upcoming phone before the page went down.
At first glance, the Atrix HD doesn’t look like any of its predecessors and instead looks more like a sibling of the Droid RAZR with its thin body, Kevlar-plated back and large screen. However, the Atrix HD is still different from the RAZR in that its HD-enabled Colorboost screen is 4.5 inches with 1280 x 720px instead of 4.3 inches and 950 x 540px resolution. It also has the Ubuntu-based app called Webtop that’s been in every new Moto phone since 2011, which allows users to navigate using a UI that’s similar to Ubuntu when the phone’s connected to a laptop or an HD multimedia dock, making browsing and multitasking easier.
It also has a slew of other specs that set it apart from previous models, showing that it’s not just an HD version of the old Atrix. So far, it’s known to have a 1.5GHz dual-core processor from an unknown maker, an 8MP camera that’s easily recognizable from the way it protrudes from the back of the phone, HDMI, Bluetooth and LTE connectivity. It’s practically a palm-sized PC, and that’s probably what Moto is going for, as the phone is “business ready”, or targeted towards businessmen and professionals.
What’s probably most disappointing is that the phone wont be carrying Android’s Jelly Bean out of the box, but instead Ice Cream Sandwich. That’s probably a clue that the Atrix HD will come out before the new mobile platform.
So far, there’s no word when the Atrix HD will come out, nor how much it will cost, but for now, let’s just wait and see when Motorola will bring its product page back.