Motorola Mobility, Inc., now officially owned and operated by Google, has announced an interesting-looking new smartphone with AT&T.
They call the handset the Atrix HD and want you to know that it's “slimmer, stronger and smarter than ever before”. Actually, his is the first smartphone named Atrix HD so I'm trying to figure out how it can be slimmer/stronger/smarter than before. I think I know what they mean.
As for the phone, they say it's really skinny (8.4 mm), has DuPont Kevlar (super strong/lightweight) casing and sports a “high-tech, invisible nano-coating that acts as a splash guard”. That coating is also on the electrical circuit boards inside.
The Atrix HD also has a 4.5-inch ColorBurst screen, Android 4.0, an 8 megapixel rear-facing camera (1080p), a front-facing 720p camera and, of course, operates on AT&T's speedy LTE network.
The most interesting-sounding new feature is a new app named SMARTACTIONS. It's free software:
That can help save you hours of battery life and suggests ways to automatically change your phone’s settings throughout the day or in certain situations to make your life easier. Let’s say you drive to work. With Drive Smart enabled, it will automatically set your phone to vehicle view, read your text messages aloud, auto-reply to incoming calls and texts as well as provide turn-by-turn navigation.
The Atrix HD will come in two colors: Modern White and titanium. Retail price has been set at a very attractve $99.99 (with 2-year service contract). It will be available in the usual places on July 15th.