Motorola’s Xoom and Atrix launched

Motorola Mobility has announced that the Motorola Atrix is available in South Africa. The new mobile phone is the only dual core processor smartphone and has virtually identical specifications to Motorola’s newly-launched Xoom tablet.

The Motorola Atrix seated in the HD dock accessory (image: Motorola)

“Motorola Atrix is designed to essentially become a user’s primary digital hub to create, edit and interact with documents, media and content,” says Megan Nicholas, mobile devices lead for Motorola Mobility, South Africa.

The phone can be transformed into a mini-laptop when paired with the Lapdock, which is a screen and full keyboard combination, making navigating the full Mozilla Firefox 3.6 browser on the mobile phone so much easier.

“This is done through the Motorola webtop application and incredible new accessory docks, such as the Lapdock, that provide users with a larger screen, keyboard and trackpad enabling them to have an enhanced and more interactive computer-like experience with their devices,” Nicholas added.

The phone will be available through Vodacom, Cell C, 8ta and MTN, at a recommended retail price of R5799.

Also launched yesterday, Motorola’s Xoom tablet is the first device to run on Android 3.0 Honeycomb.  It features a dual-core processor and 1 GB of RAM, front-facing and rear-facing cameras, true multi-tasking functionality and the latest Google Mobile Services on a 10.1-inch widescreen HD display.

“Motorola Xoom redefines the tablet device category. We want to enhance people’s abilities to have fun and connect with family and friends while staying productive on the go,” Nicholas added about the tablet.

The Xoom will be available through all major mobile outlets and should retail for about R6599.

Charlie Fripp – Consumer Tech editor


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