Motorola Atrix 4G Android smartphone (preview)

Described as "the world's most powerful smartphone", the Android-based Motorola Atrix 4G comes equipped with a dual-core CPU and 1GB of RAM.

The Motorola Atrix 4G is one of the more interesting mobile phones on show at CES 2011. It's an Android smartphone equipped with a dual-core processor that runs Android 2.2, has a full HTML 5 browser, and supports HD video.

Along with the 1GHz dual-core processor, it has 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, a "gHD" display, a fingerprint reader, and a powerful 1930-mAh battery. With specs like these, you'd think the phone is monstrous. Quite the contrary: the Atrix is less than 11mm thick.

There will be two docks available for the Atrix 4G:

The Motorola HD Multimedia Dock is equipped with three USB ports and an HDMI port, letting you connect a keyboard, mouse and speakers, as well as allowing you to hook the phone up to an HD monitor or big-screen TV for multimedia playback

The Motorola Laptop Dock essentially turns your phone into a small notebook. The dock has no CPU and offers no computing power of its own, however. It has an 11.6in display with 8-hour battery life and weighs just 2.4 pounds. It's also equipped with stereo speakers.

Users will be able to browse the Internet on the full version of Mozilla Firefox. "This is not desktop-like. This is the desktop browser running on this," said Sanjay Jha, CEO of Motorola Mobility. Jha unveiled the device at the AT& T Developers Summit at CES in Las Vegas.

Jha did not say how much the Atrix or the docks would cost or when they would be available.

Other features of the Motorola Atrix 4G include a MicroSD card slot, 2.4GHz and 5GHz 802.11n Wi-Fi support, dual cameras.

The Atrix 4G will launch on AT&T in the US.

Additional reporting by Ginny Mies and Nancy Gohring.

Tags MotorolaGoogle Android phonesmobile phonesGoogle AndroidsmartphonesCES 2011

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