Motorola Atrix HD Officially Announced – Coming To AT&T For Only $100 On Contract


We all knew it was coming, but today the Motorola Atrix HD has been officially announced for AT&T. Only $100 with a 2-year agreement, the Atrix HD features a 4.5-inch 720p HD “ColorBoost” display, 8MP shooter, 1.5GHz dual-core processor running on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

All this on a phone measuring in at only 8.4mm thick and constructed with a DuPont Kevlar fiber frame and splash guard coating. So, that means not only could the Atrix HD stop a bullet, but function perfectly after an accidental spill into a puddle (don’t try that at home).

As an added bonus, Motorola’s “SmartActions” also come pre-loaded on the Atrix HD, giving the user unprecedented control and automation of their phone’s functionality.

For our friends in Canada, it was also announced that the Atrix HD will also be headed to Bell customer, but pricing and availability will be revealed at a later date. Read on for full press details.

Slimmer. Stronger. Smarter: Motorola Mobility Canada and Bell announce MOTOROLA ATRIX™ HD LTE

The Ultimate Fusion of Beauty and Brains, in HD

July 10, 2012

TORONTO – July 10, 2012 – You’ve got style and smarts, and expect nothing less from your smartphone. Motorola Mobility Canada Ltd. and Bell today announce the MOTOROLA ATRIX™ HD LTE superphone. Available exclusively to Bell Mobility customers this summer, the exciting Motorola ATRIX HD LTE has head-turning looks and the brains to get you through your busy day.

You expect brilliance and ATRIX HD LTE brings it. The 4.5-inch ColourBoost™ display is the highest resolution smartphone display on the market supporting a wide range of more vibrant colours. More pixels mean greater detail and crisper, clearer images that look true to life – whether you’re viewing exclusive Bell Mobile TV content or movies downloaded from Google Play™. And because you need enough power to fuel everything you demand of your smartphone, ATRIX HD LTE is powered by a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor compatible with Bell’s world-leading 4G LTE network.

Remarkably thin while not sacrificing strength, ATRIX HD LTE takes innovation one step further. Its svelte 8.4mm frame is made strong with DuPont™ Kevlar® fiber, a scratch-resistant Corning®Gorilla® Glass display and a high-tech, invisible nano-coating that acts as a splash guard and shields against the unexpected splash.

Strong and smart, ATRIX HD LTE has SMARTACTIONSTM, a fully integrated, free application that intelligently automates everyday tasks and suggests ways to personalize your smartphone. Based on selections you make, SMARTACTIONS optimizes your phone’s performance by silencing the device during meetings (but lets VIP calls through), extending battery life when it is low, announcing incoming texts and calls as well as auto-replying when you are driving so you can focus on the road. That’s smart. Very smart.

“Motorola ATRIX HD LTE offers a smarter smartphone experience,” says David Petrou, sales director, Motorola Mobility Canada. “It delivers shortcuts and convenience with SMARTACTIONS – even extending your battery life so you’re never out of power when it matters most.”

If that isn’t enough to convince you, Motorola ATRIX HD LTE has more than a few other features to boast about:

  • Latest version of Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich
  • A front-facing camera for Google+ Hangouts video chats
  • A rear-facing 8 megapixel camera to capture every single moment. Plus, those photos can automatically be uploaded to a private album on Google+TM so you don’t have to worry about accidentally deleting images
  • Captures video in 1080p HD at 30 frames per second, which means you get super smooth playback
  • Features Mirror Mode when connected with an HDMI cable (sold separately) to view images, files and movies on a larger screen
  • WiFi Direct for easy transfer of files directly between two devices (without needing a wireless access point)
  • Access to over 600,000 apps and games on Google Play, as well as millions of books and thousands of movies and TV shows


Motorola ATRIX HD LTE will be available exclusively to Bell Mobility customers this summer. For more information, please visit motorola.ca/ATRIXHD or Bell.ca/MotoATRIXHDLTE.

About Motorola Mobility
Motorola Mobility, owned by Google, fuses innovative technology with human insights to create experiences that simplify, connect and enrich people’s lives. Our portfolio includes converged mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets; wireless accessories; end-to-end video and data delivery; and management solutions, including set-tops and data-access devices. For more information, visit motorola.com/mobility.
Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. Glad to see the software buttons, and esthetically it is actually not horrid looking, which I can usually not say about moto devices.

    Btw, Dear OEMs,

    Less bezel. That is all.

    1. Here’s the thing with bezels and even Matias Duarte talked in length about it: it is made there for users to hold as part of the design. If a phone/tablet was all screen in the front, where would you hold it? Awkwardly on it’s sides like tippy toeing around the edges? Where’s the comfort in that? Without a good sized bezel to accommodate most hand and finger sizes, people would complain about how the screen is too sensitive, there is no place to hold it comfortably, you can’t play games without accidentally performing random actions because you had nowhere to hold it. If you were to hold it one handed or removing from your pocket, you would then complain about accidentally calling someone unexpected, or launching apps that you never intended to.

      Bezels are there for a reason, and sure you would love it to be thin, but you still got to have some.

      1. Here’s the thing…I believe that what you and Mr Duarte are saying is actually the result of misinformation, or slightly bad research. It’s also a bit of “we know what is best, so just deal with it” attitude.

        When I play games, run apps, or anything else on my Galaxy Nexus, I hold it completely by the side of the device. My fingers don’t touch the screen unless i mean to do so. And I have relatively large hands. Now I know just because something is true for me doesn’t make it true for others, so just take this as my opinion. :-)

        1. “I believe that what you and Mr Duarte are saying is actually the result of misinformation, or slightly bad research. It’s also a bit of “we know what is best, so just deal with it” attitude.”

          And you arrived at this conclusion because you went to Google and discussed the research methodology that Duarte and his team used to arrive at their decision (which more than likely consisted of tracking numerous individuals with numerous prototypes over an extended period of time).

          You then compared their piddly well funded research with your own thorough and extensive research and concluded that they are doing it all wrong. Most impressive!

          1. Fred,

            I’ve offended you? I apologize.

            Obviously I did not speak to Mr Duarte, nor did I speak to anyone in any of the OEMs’ research departments.

            However, I did say that my comments were merely what I believed, and that they were entirely my own opinion. I respect that you apparently disagree.

            Good day, sir. :-)

          2. @bmg314:disqus No I was not offended at all. I was just amazed that you would form such an opinion/belief with no facts whatsoever. Granted opinions are not required to be based on any factual knowledge at all and their boundaries are only determined by the person who formed them.

            I would much more have expected you to simply state your preference. But you went a step further and made a judgement on a matter in which you yourself have stated you are completely devoid of any facts. Which was, IMHO ;-) a rather illogical thing to do. But to each his own.

        2. I agree with you 100% when the nexus is in my palm my fingers are only touching the sides. tablets on the other hand diff story. less bezel bigger screen pls

  2. Not bad looking, the bezel is pretty big. The Inc4G is still my favorite 4G/ICS phone, the others are necessarily big to me.

    1. You obviously haven’t held the Galaxy S3 yet. Received mine yesterday and this is the baddest phone I’ve ever used! It’s not really that much bigger in overall size than my Fascinate was, but they utilize much more of the screen. This phone is amazing!

      1. Yeah but it’s still a house compared to an Incredible 4G

  3. Interesting that they mention that it supports mirror mode, but nothing about Webtop.

  4. I think it’s funny, if manufacturers don’t use on screen nav keys they get harassed about not supporting Google design guidelines. If they do, then they get harassed about the bottom bezel being a waste. It’s lose lose currently.

    1. Sadly in this society today, there will always be someone, somewhere, complaining about something. *HUGE SIGH*

      1. Bob G is entirely correct. But there’s good design, bad design and mediocre design. I think this phone is on the verge of good design…. BUT… no nothing… The galaxy nexus has that much space there as well, it just doesnt have an ugly logo there

  5. Here’s hoping that Motorola pushes out a “maxx” version off this device. If that happens I’ll buy it.

    1. Maxx and NFC and they can have my money! I’m sure the battery will be fine but I will not buy a phone without NFC at this time.

  6. It has a 1780 mAh embedded (non-removable) battery…need to step it up like SGS3 (2100 mAh, removable).

    Well at least it has micro SD slot…

  7. Another great phone for $100. It the dual core a s4?

  8. Is this a Qualcomm S3 or S4? Cause the S3 still sucks for gaming..

    1. I’m just waiting to find out if it’s an s4…. otherwise i’m completely ready to buy it. But with that price point, I dont expect it. (then again, it could be trying to compete w/ the GNex)

      EDIT: it has a quallcom snapdragon processor, just not sure which one.

  9. Hope they fixed MotoBlur from the Atrix 4G problems, That, and after only a little over a year (meaning the warranty was out), a 1/2″ strip on the touchscreen died. Hope they find their way back to building quality products.

    1. it’s been about half a year and my Bionic’s screen is still super sensitive….sometimes a little too much in my opinion. So I wouldn’t worry about it.

  10. What? no NFC? Why is the atrix’s battery getting smaller!!!!

    1. damn good questions. if it doesnt have NFC I wont get it. Thanks for pointing that out.

      EDIT: it doesnt seem like it does. -1 for the Atrix HD.

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