Motorola Atrix 4G, its accessories shown during MWC 2011
During the MWC 2011, One of the smartphones that I liked the most for its possibilities when you connect it to a dock was the Motorola Atrix. Remember, it is an American beast with dual core processor (like the LG Optimus 2X) and also with exit HDMI.
The difference is that depending on where we connect it, the mobile will allow us a series of functions, some exclusive to that adapter, but fixed not by its limitation, but by Motorola’s decision. Thus, today, there are several possibilities that we are going to comment on.
Motorola Atrix, ideal for professional environments
- The laptop dock, where we connect our Motorola Atrix 4G on the back. When connected, the Atrix screen turns off and its battery recharges with the dock. The screen is 11.6 inches with 1280 × 800 pixel. It is capable of playing 8 hours of video. It is curious that it does not include a webcam, which is almost a standard.
In addition to the screen, it has a full keyboard, touchpad and 2 ports USB rear. This dock weighs more than a mobile, since it does not have any hardware, beyond what is necessary to connect the screen and operate the keyboard / touchpad.
- The multimedia dock, that has connector HDMI, 3 ports USB and stereo audio output. This solution, in addition to serving in domestic environments, can also fit perfectly in the office, since by USB you can connect a keyboard and / or mouse USB, and by taking HDMI a screen HDTV external. In addition, as is obvious, it is also responsible for recharging the battery.
Motorola Atrix, covering leisure needs
- The dock standard, that basically only serves to recharge the battery from our Atrix mobile. Ideal to leave it next to the bed in alarm clock mode, like the Nexus One dock. Also, through its MotoBlur layer, it has a special menu for this function, but it is very similar to the official Android.
- The car dock, what would activate the Because fashion, like the one that is activated in an Android mobile without ‘additives’, although in this case it would be with Motorola’s MotoBlur layer. While connected it will also recharge the Atrix battery.
- Connection with cable HDMI direct to a HDTV. When we connect it with this method, our Motorola Atrix goes into multimedia mode, showing the playback controls on the mobile screen and the playback on the screen of our HDTV.
This system, although simple, is very practical because it allows us to continue enjoying the experience of showing friends, or in a work emergency, material that we carry on our mobile. Use the MotoBlur layer as in the rest of the cases.
Motorola Atrix 4G, details common to all its accessories
- Both in the portable base-dock version, as in the multimedia dock, a Linux-like desktop is activated, with its typical lower dock and using Firefox as a browser, with its tabs and typical functions. In addition, through Citrix, we can connect to work environments with Windows7.
- The MotoBlur layer is open to developers to expand on plugins.
- The standard dock version and the wired version HDMI they have ‘capadas’ the computer mode. It is a limitation imposed by Motorola, not by the operational capabilities of the Motorola Atrix.
- In all the commented dispositions, a remote control can be used to control the multimedia functions, which is paired by bluetooth with our Atrix.
- The last of the accessories will be a wireless bluetooth keyboard, not yet presented, specific for this terminal.
- Currently the Motorola Atrix has been presented with Android 2.2 Froyo, but it will arrive with Android 2.3 or 2.4 in the second quarter of 2011 and, according to what we were told at the press conference, Spain may arrive with 2.4.
- And finally, although the model is called Atrix 4G, obviously this belongs to the version USES, where they are going to prepare this network. At the press meeting they told us that in Europe they had not yet decided whether to keep this nomenclature.