AT&T Announces Second 4G Phone Release Date– Motorola Atrix 4G Coming March 6th for $199

motorola atrix 4g pic 2

Inspire 4G not doing it for you? Really waiting for AT&T and Motorola’s 4G superphone the Atrix 4G? If so, your wait is almost up as AT&T has announced today that the Atrix 4G will finally be coming out on March 6th for $199 on a new 2 year contract and data plan (yeah, a little later and more expensive than what Amazon rumored but what can ya do). You also can pre-order the Atrix starting February 13th so you can insure that yours will come ASAP.

atrix 4g laptop dock

AT&T and Motorola have also announced bundles for the Atrix– such as $500 for the Atrix and laptop dock (remember you can dock this in that special laptop case and turn your phone into a full-fledged laptop). Compared to buying them separately this is a pretty good deal because buying the laptop dock add-on after you already bought the phone will cost you an additional $500 (basically, if you buy them both together it’s $500 on 2 year contract, separately it’s a whopping $700). Of course, to take advantage of this bundle you’ll also need to sign up for a tethering plan on top of the data plan ($45 a month for 4 GB of shared internet between your phone and devices you tether it to compared to $25 for 2 GB on only the phone). If you don’t plan on sharing your internet with other devices this may not be worth it to you in the long run.

Compared to just buying a laptop and phone separate of each other, this deal doesn’t look anywhere near as nice as you can buy some pretty solid full featured laptops with Windows 7 and much more power at a Best Buy, Walmart or Amazon for well under $500— though they don’t look as nearly as cool as this. If AT&T/Motorola lowered the price on this laptop dock to $100-$150 separate from the phone we’d see this as a much, much better deal (all the laptop is adding is a bigger screen and keyboard, it’s not like your getting more power).

Motorola atrix 4g entertainment dock

AT&T also plans to offer an “Entertainment Access Kit” for Atrix customers which includes the Motorola HD Multimedia Dock (seen above), a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse, and a remote control for $189.99– perfect if you wanted to use this as a media center for your TV and have more money to burn.

So, what’s it gonna be– Inspire 4G or Atrix 4G?

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Posted on February 3, 2011, in Cell Phones and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Sweet write, cool blog design and style, carry on the great work

  2. what the monthly charge for all this servise. on that motoral 4g phone. Are the 4G Towers up yet or are we still paying for 3g sevice on a 4g phone?

  3. Hey Daniel,

    AT&T is in the process of spreading its 4G HSPA+ network across all the areas it already has 3G, to see if its in your area see AT&T’s map here.

    As to pricing, its the same as you would for any AT&T smartphone, 3G or 4G: 250 MB for $15 a month or $25 a month for 2 GB. To use the Atrix in the laptop dock you’re gonna need to pay for the tethering plan, so it’ll be $45 a month for 4 GB of data for use on both the phone itself and all the devices you share that 4G with (the Atrix can also be turned into a WiFi hotspot).

    Hope this helps.

    Eli

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