Items tagged with Atrix

Motorola's Atrix HD has been out for a few months now, but much like other carrier-branded Android phones, there's no way to root and install a custom ROM without some serious hacker activity. In a bid to appease power users who wish to have an easier go at things when it comes to unlocking a bootloader, Motorola is introducing the Atrix HD Developer Edition. A few months back, Samsung did something similar with the Galaxy S III Developer Edition, and now that Moto's following suit, we're starting to see a trend that we're definitely in favor of. This new phone allows infinite customization possibilities offered by an unlockable bootloader, and Motorola's offering step-by-step directions on unlocking... Read more...
The smartphone wars are seriously heating up, and with Android recently taking the market share lead in the U.S., it's no surprise to see Motorola continuing to pop out new Android-based phones. With the Atrix 4G and Atrix 2 behind us, the Atrix HD is stepping up to keep the name and legacy alive. It's a pretty special phone, actually. While you may assume it's just another Android option in AT&T's lineup, it's the first of its kind to be offered at $99.99 on a 2-year contract. It offers a true 720p display on a 4.5" capacitive multi-touch panel, a splash resistant case (with a touch of Kevlar, too), Android 4.0 and support for a Vehicle Dock. Motorola has spiced up Ice Cream Sandwich as... Read more...
Who says Motorola has lost its edge? After coming out with one of the planet's slimmest smartphones in the DROID RAZR, the company has revealed its next phone: the Atrix HD. The original Atrix was quite the hit (the keyboard peripheral, perhaps not so much), and this new one is pushing the limits of how large a phone screen can be. Up there with the Optimus Vu from LG and the Galaxy Note from Samsung, this unit has a 4.5" Colorboost HD (1280x720) display. It actually looks a lot like the new DROID RAZR, but the internals are souped right up. There's a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and a Kevlar exterior. Naturally, it'll have some of Moto's software tweaks on top... Read more...
It didn't take long for Motorola to take a second stab at the Atrix. The Atrix 2, officially announced two weeks ago (press shots found their way to the Web back in September) is now available for order for just 99 from AT&T with a two-year contract. That's a great price for a dual-core smartphone, but also happens to be twice what Amazon wants for it. That's right, Amazon is selling the Atrix 2 for just $49, provided you can hang tight for another week or two. As you can imagine, the deal is proving mighty popular and already Amazon is showing it listed as "Backordered. Usually ships in 1 to 2 weeks." Reports around the Web suggest Motorola went a little lighter on its Blur overlay this... Read more...
One of the persistent criticisms of the Motorola Atrix and HTC Inspire is that the devices don't deliver anything like the wireless speeds AT&T claims they're capable of. AT&T has been coyly playing cat and mouse over the question of whether or not its phones consistently deliver "4G" speeds but has finally admitted that it had capped the phones' upload speeds. An April update to remove the limitation is currently in the works. One of the major problems of communicating such differences and limitations is that there's no industry-standard definition on what 4G is (or isn't).  Service providers are allowed to use the "4G" designation provided that the next-generation service offers... Read more...
Motorola is looking into voice quality issues on its Atrix smartphone.  Some Atrix users have reported that the people they talk to say their voices sound muted. Mark, a Motorola employee and forum manager, recently wrote on the Motorola Owners' Forum, "We've been looking into it for some time however we've only recently gotten phones back from customers." Mark also asked users to provide some additional information, such as whether or not they use a case, what Noise Suppression level they have set, and other questions that could help Motorola gain knowledge about the problem. A post by a user with the screen name rhendrix explained the problem many users are experiencing, "I too am having... Read more...
It’s been reported that the hot new Motorola ATRIX 4G smartphone has been hit by slow data speeds. As some owners have discovered, the upload speeds on the ATRIX 4G when using the phone’s HSUPA radio is slower than one would expect. Now, AT&T is admitting to some of the data slowdowns, though it is doing so in a roundabout sort of way. In response to many customer complaints as well as a Better Business Bureau inquiry, AT&T says it is not capping the ATRIX 4G’s data speeds. However, the wireless provider did say it is performing testing on the service in preparations for when the company actually turns on the higher speed service. In other words, it sounds like although... Read more...
Are we seeing the next big (or even small) trend in mobile technology? Motorola recently shook up the space with their Atrix 4G, an AT&T smartphone that did something that no other smartphone had done before. Rather than shipping by its lonesome, the Atrix 4G shipped with an optional docking station, which is really a brain-less netbook shell. Pop the Atrix 4G into the dock slot, and suddenly you've got an Android-powered computer. What's funny is that this is history repeating itself all over again, but the timing may be better now. Palm's Foleo was similar to this, and it was spiked before ever coming to market. Celio's REDFLY was also similar, but sales were evidently lackluster. But now,... Read more...
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... Read more...
If you thought the battle between AT&T and Verizon Wireless was heated before, it's really on starting today. The Verizon iPhone is about to start shipping to customers, breaking AT&T's stranglehold on the phone and providing real competition in a market that needs it so very badly. And now AT&T has little choice but to step it up when it comes to Android and other rivaling platforms. When the iPhone just isn't enough anymore, what's a carrier to do? Getting Motorola's Atrix 4G isn't a bad start. This Android 2.2-based smartphone stole the show at CES 2011, and now both companies have admitted that the Atrix 4G will soon be on sale in the U.S. Pre-orders will begin on the 13th of... Read more...
Motorola has made big claims for its upcoming Atrix 4G smartphone, calling it the world's most powerful smartphone. Indeed, the Atrix 4G has impressive specs, but many have expected that power to come at a price. Now that pricing details have leaked for the Atrix 4G, you may be pleasantly surprised or you may be disappointed, depending on what you were expecting to see from this smartphone. According to a (now unavailable) Amazon product page and a Costco inventory screen, the high-end Atrix 4G smartphone could be available for as little as $150. That's a terrific price, considering most of today's high-end smartphones have a customary launch price of $199. There's a catch, however: the accessories... Read more...
OCZ Technology Unveils the Ultra-Comfortable and Customizable Dominatrix Laser Gaming Mouse Sunnyvale, CA—August 21, 2008—OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra high performance and high reliability memory and components, today unveiled the latest addition to its peripherals with the Dominatrix, a top-of-the-line laser mouse for PC gamers. The OCZ Dominatrix mouse is built with the hardcore player in mind with a solid design, maximum functionality, and programmable customization unique to each user. The Dominatrix offers a competitive edge with quality ergonomics and advanced features to excel even when immersed in the most challenging gaming environments. “We continue... Read more...
There are only a select few PC enthusiasts who like to show off their hardware more than gamers do. With all the questing, spying, and fragging going on, they still find the time to appreciate the machine that grants them such pleasure. As you know though, these days, any old box just won't do. No; something a little flashier than the mundane is needed, especially if you're headed to a big LAN Party. While we've reviewed some great cases over the years here at HotHardware, producing a case that receives a gamer's approval has it's own set of special requirements. At the very least, it needs to look cool, and a single intake fan at the front isn't going to... Read more...
I challenge you to a duel! That folks, is AMD's new strategy against Intel. Today AMD has delivered a formal challenge to Intel, wanting a head to head match of each companies dual-core x86 server CPU's. Testing will be done in a public setting, and of course by a third party. That's if Intel accepts the challenge. We've received no reply from Intel yet, but we're hoping for one soon. AMD Challenges Intel To A Dual-Core Duel Live Shoot-Out to Focus on Server Workloads and Energy Consumption   SUNNYVALE, CA -- August 23, 2005 -- In the spirit of fair and open competition, AMD (NYSE:AMD) today issued a challenge to Intel to conduct a head-to-head competition of dual-core x86 server processors.... Read more...
Good morning folks, Happy New Year!  With the holiday season coming to a close, it is back to the grind for this ol'boy.  Not that I really mind though; in some sick way I am actually finding myself missing work.  Nonetheless, it is getting late and I have a pile of news for you.  Here is your AM update...  Toshiba 80GB 16MB Cache 2.5in HDD Review @ Mikhailtech "The drive features a Fluid Dynamic Bearing motor for quieter operation and spins at 5400 RPM. It's rated for ATA-100 speeds and has a 12ms average seek time. While this may seem slow by desktop standards, keep in mind that more compact lower density notebook drives have a lot of catching up to do. From a... Read more...
Good evening friends, how was your day?  I just popped some pills that should help me kick this cold / sleep tonight.  So, before I loose total coherence to the world around me, let's get the news posted.  Here is your evening shot of juice...  Matrix Orbital MX422 LCD Review @ GruntvillE.com "The MX422 is basically the LK204-24-USB LCD display mounted on a nice looking double 5-1/4" drive bay insert. The front has a brushed metal finish which is pretty typical in the nicer aluminum cases like the Cooler Master and the Lian Li. The rear of the unit looks a little confusing and has a lot packed on to it, but it is designed to allow easy access for plugging in the... Read more...
Good morning all.  It looks like my desktop troubles are over.  Man, it has been a long time since I've had problems with any of my machines and I hope this is the last of it for a while.  There's nothing like a reformat once in a while to clean things up, but I was try to hold out for SP-2.  Guess that wasn't in the cards.  Anyhow, now I can get back to being productive on the review and news fronts.  Speaking of news... The First Xeon EM64T (Nocona) Workstation/Server Solutions Now Available from Supermicro San Jose, CA, July 15, 2004 – Supermicro Computer, Inc. has begun high-volume production of its new workstation/server platforms which support the latest... Read more...
Good morning brothers and sisters, how are you?  Last night up here in the Canadian portion of the HH labs, we got pounded with a torrential thunderstorm.  Lots of lighting, tornado warnings, the whole nine yards.  Needless to say, it was a night I was grateful to have a UPS.  Anyhow, it is getting late in the AM, so let get down to business... PRESS RELEASE - AMD Announces Technology Milestone With Its Multiple-Core Strategy SUNNYVALE, CALIF. -- June 14, 2004 --Today AMD (NYSE: AMD) announced a technology milestone with the completed design of its AMD64 dual-core processors. AMD plans to deliver high-performance dual-core products to the x86 server market in mid-2005 and... Read more...