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Motorola Atrix 2 a.k.a. Edison gets hands-on treatment

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Motorola Atrix 2 a.k.a. Edison gets hands-on treatment - read the full textThe next version of the Motorola Atrix, a.k.a. the Edison, has been spotted once again and we're not talking about some blurry shots here but a full blown hands-on by the folks at The Verge, well before the official announcement. The most noticable change from the older model is the design...


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I am extremly disappointed by the second iteration of this device.
The greatest features of the first Atrix were its dock capabilities.
Unfortunately, it was very underpowered (hardware wise) and the laptop/desktop software was not enough optimized.
Acknowledging that and seing what kind of hardware is already used in other devices, one could have expected that the second generation of the Atrix would have the most powerful hardware of all smartphones in order to have enough muscles to provide good to great laptop/experience.
What i see there is a device still quite underpowered and who will certainly not provide a good experience in laptop/desktop mode.
Motorola has had a great concept with the Atrix, it is too bad it is unable to provide a great device from this concept.

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  • 2011-09-28 12:02
  • ftFf

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-09-25 11:39 from L6ZA - click to readMore like Atrix minus

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  • 2011-09-27 04:34
  • qKN3

well done moto

go moto

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  • 2011-09-25 16:25
  • dQAi

this is not atrix 2

atrix 2 must coming with much beter spec

i think this is atrix+ or other name

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  • 2011-09-25 11:39
  • L6ZA

people please...

PowerVR SGX540 > Nvidia Geforce ULP.... and in the TI OMAP chip, the SGX540 is clcoked even higher than say the ones in the galaxy s

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  • 2011-09-24 17:39
  • vIg3

Atrix 2??? I dont think so.

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  • 2011-09-24 17:04
  • PUjp

> In reply to goron @ 2011-09-24 07:52 from tA$M - click to readIts only a single core TI OMAP...hit ehe source link and look at the specs.

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  • 2011-09-24 14:28
  • YT@S

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-09-24 09:30 from dQAK - click to readsecond choice is better

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  • 2011-09-24 11:45
  • fvDw

This seems to be more of a downgrade.

Atrix = 1GHz Dual Core w/ nVidia Tegra2
Edison = 1GHz Dual Core w/ PowerVR SGX 540

Atrix = Fingerprint scanner
Edison = None.

Atrix = 16GB onboard memory
Edison = 8GB

p.s. Just a minor correction to your article..Atrix has a 4.0" qHD screen, so the Edison does not 'remain the same screen' size.

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  • 2011-09-24 11:02
  • sF{s

realy which one is must powerfull :

atrix :
1GHz ARM Cortex-A9 processor, ULP GeForce GPU, Tegra 2 AP20H chipset


bionic and edison :
1GHz dual-core TI OMAP processor with PowerVR SGX 540 GPU

which one is beter !????

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  • 2011-09-24 09:30
  • dQAK

> In reply to bill @ 2011-09-23 22:17 from L0u6 - click to readlol cant you read it? its DUALCORE TI OMAP.
i dont think it slower than tegra 2,in terms of CPU or GPU. the GPU it self is not singlecore.and dont forget omap chipset is more energy efficient than tegra 2.

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  • 2011-09-24 07:52
  • tA$M

how about gigantic 5 inch version all motorola's android

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  • 2011-09-24 07:06
  • IWHJ

Besides the slightly bigger screen I dont see anything else to call this a successor, more like a step backwards to me.

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  • 2011-09-24 06:29
  • kiNU

Iam not buying this a bomboclot

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  • 2011-09-24 06:24
  • kiNU

SGX 540 is on par with Nvidia GeForce ULP and better than all Adreno GPUs in Qualcomm SoCs(except Adreno 220). It is surpassed only by Mali(SGS2) and Adreno 220(HTC Sensation) in some benchmarks. Source :

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  • 2011-09-24 04:54
  • utHD

please correct your statement....atrix has 4" and not 4.3"

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  • 2011-09-24 02:52
  • bC2C


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  • 2011-09-24 00:29
  • HHHH

This'll be a great phone, and for all of you that are saying that this smartphone is a cheap phone, i'm pretty much sure that won't be able to afford this, so remain quiet, and you're supposed to "live" I can't belive what I read :" My laptop is my priority" you gotta be kidding, won't you prefer to get someone to talk to..??? kisses...!

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  • 2011-09-23 23:44
  • P9Jx

lol less cpu and gpu than atrix 1?

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  • 2011-09-23 22:17
  • L0u6

this isnt a dual core
from the pics i saw in the "source" ,it specifies cores:1

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  • 2011-09-23 22:02
  • KAjR

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