Motorola Mobility debuts new Android devices at CES 2011

6 Jan 2011

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Branded the “world’s most powerful smartphone” by Motorola, the Atrix 4G made its first foray into tech circles, along with the tablet Xoom, the Cliq 2 and the Droid Bionic.

Yesterday, for the first time, the newly independent Motorola Mobility gave the world a glimpse of the first tablet that will run Android 3.0 Honeycomb.

Since launching 23 Android smartphones in 2010, Motorola’s new lineup is embracing new game-changing technologies, according to Sanjay Jha, chairman and chief executive officer, Motorola Mobility, who was speaking yesterday at CES in Las Vegas.

“We’re innovating across the board – not just in smartphones – as we revolutionise mobile computing with experiences that push the limits of what you thought was possible with your mobile device,” he said.

Motorola Atrix

Motorola Atrix

So here’s a flavour of the Atrix. According to Motorola, it is the “world’s most powerful smartphone with a dual-core processor that is the fastest yet offered in a mobile phone”.

It says the Atrix will become a user’s primary digital hub to create, edit and interact with documents, media and content.

The phone comes with new accessories, such as Laptop Dock, giving users a larger screen, keyboard and trackpad, enabling a more computer-like experience.

Core features:

  • A 1GHz dual-core processor that’s capable of opening web pages twice as fast as most other smartphones, according to Motorola.
  • 1GB of RAM.
  • Front- and rear-facing cameras and the ability to record in HD.
  • Biometric fingerprint reader.
  • Up to 48GB of storage.

The Motorola Atrix will be available in the US from AT&T in Q1 2011 and available in other markets later this year.

Motorola Xoom

Onto the Motorola Xoom tablet, which will run Android Honeycomb. With its 10.1-inch HD widescreen, Motorola says the Xoom is the first tablet to connect to the new Google mobile innovation service.

Core features:

  • Unique dock options allow HD content streaming to TV and easy connection to PC accessories, like mouse and keyboard devices.
  • Includes a HD camcorder and a 5.0-megapixel camera.
  • 4G LTE upgradeable.
  • New smartphones.

Motorola Cliq 2

Motorola Cliq 2

The Cliq 2 will possess a 3.7-inch display, faster processor and preloaded applications such as BLOCKBUSTER ONDEMAND and Amazon Kindle. It will also have a 5.0-megapixel camera.

This phone will be available to T-Mobile USA customers on 19 January 2011 at T-Mobile retail stores, select dealers and online.

Motorola Droid Bionic

Motorola Droid Bionic

This LTE smartphone will deliver a mobile internet experience that’s up to 10 times faster than 3G, asserts Motorola.

The Droid has a dual core processor with each core running at 1GHz, delivering up to two GHz of processing power and 512MB RAM.

Other features:

  • A rear-facing 8.0-megapixel camera.
  • 4.3-inch qHD quality screen with Multiplayer gaming capabilities.
  • Front-facing VGA web cam and See What I See video feature.






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Carmel was a long-time reporter with