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Motorola Announces the Atrix HD – 4.5″ HD Display and LTE Headed to AT&T for $99 on Contract

This morning, Motorola made the Atrix HD official, a phone that was prematurely outed on their own website last week. As expected, the Atrix HD sports a 4.5″ HD display with ColorBoost technology, 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 8MP rear camera, 1.3MP front camera, 1GB RAM, 1780mAh battery, 8GB internal storage, expandable storage up to 32GB, runs Ice Cream Sandwich and AT&T’s LTE all in a slim 8.4mm body.

As we mentioned after first reporting the landing page for it that popped up on Motorola’s site, the Atrix HD is by no means a top tier phone nor do they expect it to be. This is clearly directed at the “price conscious” crowd that still wants a powerful phone. It’s like a regular DROID RAZR, but with an HD screen. The big dog from Motorola is still yet to come.

Atrix HD will be available on July 15 at AT&T for $99 on 2-year contract.

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  • bb

    I would never get another motorola product. Got the ATRIX 4G and was
    promised an upgrade to ICECREAM. A month before the upgrade was due
    Motorola quietly dropped support of the phone

  • Lunas Eclipse

    i want that clock widgit on my gb incredible

  • feztheforeigner

    It’s off contract pricing that matters to me…

  • regkilla

    Atrix HD has a great design and specs

  • Cara

    So what I wanna know is: should I go ahead and buy a S3 or wait for the HD?

    • http://twitter.com/whoisajimmy Jim

      Depends what you want from your phone.

    • paul_cus

      Depends, do you like Samsung?

      • Cara

        I do like Samsung, but I like Motorola too, although I’ve never had either as a smartphone (ready to make a switch from htc)..

  • paul_cus

    Looks nice, but that 1780mAh battery is rough.

  • cbkcc1

    pretty much as nice as the siii. hopefully the razhd comes soon.

  • kraziekc

    lol the cost is lower because the service behind the phone SUCKS

    • http://www.flayme.com/troll/ wasteofskin

      true story, leave the big city with big blue and you’re fuc*ed!

    • paul_cus

      Nah, cost is lower because AT&T isn’t as arrogant as Verizon.

  • http://www.facebook.com/nmasola Nick Masola

    Wait for the MAXX, the battery is way to small.

  • John Anderson

    I think this may be my new phone

    • Emad Zia

      yeah def wait for the maxxx… i would assume they would follow suit with the small battery on this

  • http://twitter.com/Belatukadro Justtyn Hutcheson

    That’s a nice looking device, definitely Moto. A worthy successor to the Atrix 2.
    I’d really love to see that HD display in person. I’ve never heard of a ColorBoost screen before, but with the SLCD2 and HDSAMOLED, its got some stiff competition.
    On another note, I’m hoping that this is the lead-up to the Razr HD with specs that blow this thing away. I’ll be sorely disappointed in Motorola if they just slap a Maxx battery into this and call it a day.
    oh, and I want that clock/weather/ram widget. Now, please and thank you.

  • Phoenix

    Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor :) And they call this “not top tier”?

    • http://www.facebook.com/kanagadeepan Kanaga Deepan N

      May be they will bring Atrix-3 with MAXX battery + HD screen and 16GB InternalSD and call it as High end…

  • br_hermon

    They may not consider this to be a “top tier phone” but it’s deff. a top teir 6 months ago. This is solid spec phone for a really good price. Why does Verizon insist on releasing similar phones at 2 or 3 times the price!? Hopefully AT&T’s undercutting will force them to rethink pricing structure. (in some fairness to VZW, their prices have come down some after initial release but they’re no where near this on release day)

  • Destroythanet

    Am I the only one who likes the slightly more rounded look of this phone better than the RAZR?

    • LiterofCola

      Actually I feel the opposite, but meh it’s a slight difference

      • http://twitter.com/NotAnotherTW Jordan Friedman

        I’m with you, LiterofCola. It makes the phone look like a toy, the RAZR is much sleeker. That said, this is impressive for $99.

  • nimbyist

    everyone just wait for the atrix hd maxx unlocked bootloader edition…

    oh wait. this isnt verizon.

    • http://www.facebook.com/jaxon.wright Jaxon Wright

      exactly why it’d have an unlocked bootloader…:D

  • Butters619

    Please Moto. I am dying for a top tier phone on AT&T.

  • http://twitter.com/danifunker Daniel Sarfati

    The screenshot looks really cool, look at that modified version of blur which tells you how many calls you may have missed, as well as how many emails are in your inbox… I hope my D4 gets that kind of attention :)

  • Emad Zia

    I love my S3, but I would take this over the S3, as soon as I see the screen. I have always loved Motorola quality, and the all touch buttons on this woulda sold me. I like how people are saying this isnt a top-spec phone. It is close to most of the specs that matter from the S3, at half the price. That and it has a frickin’ HDMI out, and prob much better oem accessories much better build quality. Dammit, come out with the RAZR HD already.

    But yeah, I agree, Verizon will charge 149-199 for the same exact phone (RAZR HD). You’re a fool if you think the RAZR HD is gonna be higher spec’d. Theyll bump up internal memory and camera, and charge 100$ more. These are already fairly top of the line in the US.

    PS should be we be expecting a MAXX version of this as well? I cant imagine Motorola would go back in battery life too long? RAZR HD better have a bigger battery

  • Dave

    This honestly looks like a nice phone. The UI looks good to me (I love the home screen widget!). Decent price as well.

  • Giper54

    The big dog from Motorola that is still to come is it for AT&T or Verizon?

    • BSweetness

      Kellex is referring to the rumored RAZR HD, which is coming to Verizon.

      • http://www.flayme.com/troll/ wasteofskin

        razr hd will be exactly like this phone with the exceptions of a 13meg camera and bigger battery. Otherwise exactly the same phone.

        • LiterofCola

          I honeslty don’t know why they even bothered making this phone fatter if they didn’t shove the Maxx’s battery into it.

          • http://www.flayme.com/troll/ wasteofskin

            yeah, unless they’re planning another ‘double feature’ like they did with the last razr. damn gotta charge my razr again…

            *face palm*

          • paul_cus

            Totally agree.

  • michael

    So for Verizon they’ll give us a bigger battery and triple the price?

    • http://www.flayme.com/troll/ wasteofskin

      and a 13 meg camera

  • PABNJ

    Yet another phone from Motorola with a non-replaceable battery. That is not good.

  • http://twitter.com/DaCatalyst Clayton Anderson

    It may not be top tier, but they are still aiming straight at Verizon right now, who as of this announcement is overcharging for the Droid RAZR. In other news, BRING ON THE DROID RAZR HD ALREADY!!!

    • Gil

      Exactly, I’m still waiting for the “big dog” to be released.

  • Jigga_Z

    I’m truly surprised by how inexpensive this phone is on AT&T. LTE, HD screen, ICS, and only $99? Granted, there’s only 8GB on-board, but still…wow!

    • Butters619

      Besides the internal storage (and screen size), it is nearly identical to the One X. And with expandable storage the 8GB isn’t a huge deal.

    • mgamerz

      It’s Motorola, so they don’t need to pay for support. You won’t be getting any – including timely updates, unlocked bootloaders, or an OS without MotoBlur’s crap.

      • LiterofCola

        Really???? Tell me more!!!

      • http://www.facebook.com/kanagadeepan Kanaga Deepan N

        No Unlockable bootloaders–YES
        Delayed Updates–May be
        More MotoBlur Crap–NOOOO…

        Moto’s ICS UI is next best to stock ICS UI or almost like stock ICS UI… Moto (Google) got the point that too much Blur will be irritating to eyes… LOL

  • woot

    finally another phone with on-screen buttons!

    • br_hermon

      And they extended the screen “behind” the nav menu!