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AT&T Keeps Bringing The Android Heat With Motorola Atrix 2 and Samsung Captivate Glide

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Looking for a new Android phone on AT&T but aren’t feeling the Galaxy S II? Don’t worry, as AT&T has announced a few new Android phones coming out over the next few weeks that should definitely give phones like the Galaxy S II and iPhone 4S a good run for your money.  And while AT&T announced a whole bunch of Android phones today (5 in total), we’re gonna focus on the two we think you’ll be most interested in: the all new Motorola Atrix 2 (an upgrade to the Atrix 4G that was released just a few months back— yeah, technology moves insanely fast) and the Samsung Captivate Glide (think the Galaxy S II with a keyboard).

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Atrix 4G Launch Date Pushed Up– Now Launching Next Week

Counting down the day until you can get your hands on AT&T’s hottest new 4G phone, the Atrix 4G, comes out? Well, awesome news– prepare to knock two weeks off that countdown as AT&T has just announced that the superphone will be coming much earlier than initially announced: next Tuesday the 22nd as opposed to the previously announced March 6th date.

Price is still $199 with new 2 year contract and data plan, with the same option to buy the laptop dock and phone for $500 with tethering data plan. Anyone going out on Tuesday to pick this beast up?

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

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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.

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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).

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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?

Motorola Atrix 4G and HTC Inspire 4G Appear on Amazon– Releases Getting Closer?

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Well that was quick. Yesterday Motorola’s CEO Sanjay Jha said that the Atrix 4G will be coming sometime next month, and today we’ve got an appearance on Amazon— with a possible price and release date to boot. And it gets even better. The price? $149.99, which is ridiculously awesome for a phone like this (we for sure thought it would be the standard high-end smartphone price of $199.99, or possibly more considering all the power that’s in here). Oh, and the release is pegged at possibly February 11th, which is a lot earlier than the “late February” said by Motorola yesterday. Perhaps this is AT&T’s way of countering some other big cell phone launch a day earlier?

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Oh, and HTC’s new 4G phone for AT&T, the Inspire 4G, has also been spied today on Amazon, and while we haven’t gotten a release date on this bad boy, a leaked possible price of $99.99 makes this one heck of a choice for a new phone too.

We’ve reached out to Motorola and HTC for comment and will update if we hear anything back. Until then, consider all of this to be just rumors and very subject to change. But if the Atrix and Inspire did launch for these prices would you go for it as your next AT&T phone (and if your thinking of switching to Verizon for the iPhone 4, will this help you to stay with AT&T)?

Motorola: Atrix 4G and Xoom Tablet Coming Next Month

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Excited for the Atrix 4G for AT&T or the Xoom tablet for Verizon? Well, it looks like your wait is almost over. On their earnings call yesterday (an earnings call for those who don’t know is where a public company, one that is listed on the stock market, announces how they’ve done over the past fiscal quarter– a span of 3 months such as January, February March or October, November, December etc.– so that investors get an official “status update” on how the company really is performing. Basically, it’s a lot of financial and business stuff though occasionally with some interesting stuff for us consumers) Motorola let slip some pretty big upcoming dates, well not actual dates but really timeframes. We’re talking about word finally coming out about the launch of two of Motorola’s biggest products of the year, the incredible Atrix 4G for AT&T and Xoom tablet for Verizon.

What is that expected time? Much closer than we thought– late next month for the Atrix and either late next month or early March for the Xoom (at first it was also late next month, but Motorola’s CEO also noted later in the call that while the hope and plan is next month, the Xoom may slip to early March).

No price was announced or solid dates for when you can walk into an AT&T or Verizon store to pick one of these up, but now that we have this info those bits can’t be far behind. In the meantime, start saving some cash, we can’t imagine all this awesomeness will be cheap.

(Oh, and for those wondering about the 4G LTE packing Droid Bionic or the Xoom with Verizon 4G LTE built-in– Motorola says we can expect those by the end of the second quarter. Think June time).

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