CES: Motorola reveals three Android smartphones, one is Bionic

CES: Motorola reveals three Android smartphones, one is Bionic

Summary: Motorola continues to roll out Android smartphones and the ones this year are taking advantage of the faster 4G data networks.

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CES 2011

Motorola looks to be having a very nice CES once again with the announcement of the Xoom tablet launching on Verizon with LTE support and three solid smartphones. The Cliq 2 will launch on T-Mobile, the Atrix 4G on AT&T, and the Droid Bionic on Verizon Wireless. Let's take a closer look at these three new Android smartphones.

Motorola Atrix

The Atrix looks to be the most powerful of the three new smartphones and from what I understand they showed it off docked into a laptop with no guts (keyboard and display only) to show it could serve as your mobile computer too. It looks to me like they essentially demoed the old REDFLY docking solution that never really seemed to take off.

Specifications for the powerful Motorola Atrix include a 1 GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 4 inch qHD pentile display (that's 960 x 540 pixels), Android 2.2, HSPA+ data support, front and rear facing camera, biometric fingerprint reader, huge 1930 mAh battery, and 16GB internal storage with microSD card slot. AT&T will get the Atrix in Q1 2011.

Droid Bionic

The Droid Bionic will launch on Verizon Wireless and looks to be the successor to the powerful Droid X with

a fast 1 GHz dual-core processor, 512 MB RAM, 4.3 inch qHD display, dual cameras (rear one is 8 megapixel), and support for Verizon's new LTE 4G data network. With LTE support this may be the fastest Android device available this year. No pricing or release information was given in the press release.

Motorola Cliq 2

The Motorola Cliq 2 will be launching first, 19 January, on T-Mobile and looks to be a solid upgrade from the original Cliq device. It comes with a 3.7 inch display, support for HSPA+, 1 GHz processor, funky slide-out QWERTY keyboard, and WiFi hotspot capability. It is powered with Android 2.2, has a 5 megapixel camera, and MotoBlur.

Which of these new Motorola Android smartphones appeals most to you?

Topics: Mobility, Hardware, Processors, Smartphones

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  • Which of these new Motorola Android smartphones appeals most to you?

    The one that's available on my carrier of course. Isn't that almost always the first consideration?
    Bowler_z
  • If ATT offers a good deal

    it may be my first smart phone.
    DadsPad
  • Cool but...

    Where are the dual core Androids?
    sheldonross
    • RE: Where are the dual-core Androids?

      @sheldonross Didn't notice the first TWO offerings, I take it? Both the Atrix (on AT&T) AND Bionic (on Verizon) have 1GHz dual-core CPU's...
      EnKrptyed
  • RE: CES: Motorola reveals three Android smartphones, one is Bionic

    How easy is it to uninstall the OS on Android devices and reinstall a version without all the various Google spyware functionality? Would doing that make a mess of Motoblur / Sense / whatever was laid on top of it?
    OffsideInVancouver
    • RE: CES: Motorola reveals three Android smartphones, one is Bionic

      @OffsideInVancouver wow is that backwards thinking from all the android lovers! The rest of us want to remove the crud (Motoblur and Sense) and keep the pure android. The operating system IS Google so if that is your concern go to a different platform!
      dmead001