Motorola Atrix 4G Launch Date Moved Up to Feb. 22

Motorola Atrix 4G Launch Date Moved Up to Feb. 22

The release date for the highly anticipated Motorola Atrix 4G has been moved up from March 6 to Feb. 22, according to reports and a Tweet from Seth Bloom, who is in charge of "Blogger relations for AT&T" via Fleishman-Hillard.

The Tweet indicates that Motorola and AT&T beat their target timing. Originally scheduled for March 6, Atrix 4G in-store sales will begin on February 22, instead. The Tweet added that existing pre-orders will be shipped for delivery on February 21, the day before retail launch.

The Atrix 4G is more than a smartphone; it's a modular ecosystem that can plug-into a laptop dock and be used as a replacement for a laptop. The only negative to that is the fact that AT&T requires a tethering plan (AKA, spend more money for your service plan) before you can use the full features on the dock (meaning, for example, Firefox) without wi-fi.

Of course, once the Atrix is rooted, this limitation may in fact vanish. A demo of the laptop dock can be seen below.

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This is one piece of sweet technogadgetry-amagic i really like and want! For some reason... this idea to me feels great.

If there were monitors etc everywhere, a phone becomes the key to use your computer anywhere you want.... cloud computing and soo on... so you take your phone, put it in a dock at school, and its as if your using your own pc!.

go out to starbucks, plug in the phone to their monitors, voila. And when on the go, the device is capable of doing basic computing.... its a fascinating idea with great future potential. Sorry for getting really sci-fi-ish here.

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