1. Posted on Friday, January 7th, 2011 at 1:49 pm by Andy
    Motorola Atrix

    Coming to Orange

    The Motorola Atrix has been unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and UK network provider Orange has already committed to stocking the high end handset when it arrives later in 2011.

    The Motorola Atrix sports some impressive specs, using a dual-core processor that will allow it to compete with the likes of the LG Optimus 2X.

    Motorola has said that the Atrix will have a 4.3 inch display that will use qHD pentile technology in what will be an industry first. This jargon essentially indicates that it will be easier to read under bright sunlight, thanks to 24 bit colour reproduction and presumably a high resolution to boot.

    Along with the big screen and powerful processor, the Motorola Atrix will have an eight megapixel camera on the rear with HD video capture also likely. 48GB of internal storage and 512MB of RAM will allow it to store tons of media, apps and games.

    It could be a few months until the Motorola Atrix hits the UK but it is good to see that Orange is sure of its eventual arrival, so those who want to get in on the dual-core action will not have long to wait.


  2. Posted on Thursday, December 30th, 2010 at 1:54 pm by Andy
    Motorola Cliq or Dext 2

    Picture via cellphonesignal.com

    A follow-up to the Motorola Dext, which was called the Cliq when sold in the US, has appeared in some preliminary images online, suggesting that the smartphone manufacturer could be gearing up to release another mid-range Android handset in the new year.

    The picture shows a smartphone with the MotoBLUR interface, sitting on top of an unidentified version of Android with a large touchscreen display lying on a slide-out QWERTY keypad.

    The keypad itself has an odd honeycomb design in the images acquired by CellPhoneSignal, which would certainly give the phone a unique twist. Whether this will have an impact on usability remains to be seen, but Motorola has always opted for intriguing designs in the past, with the likes of the FlipOut acting as contemporary examples of this aesthetic innovativeness.

    Reports suggest that this smartphone will have a five megapixel on the rear and is likely to have decent hardware specs to make sure that it fits in with the other smartphones that are inbound for 2011.

    The first two months of next year will be packed with launch events and the combination of the Consumer Electronics Show in January and the Mobile World Congress in February, should deliver details on this and many more handsets.