Motorola Atrix 4G Release Date: 22 Feb. Price At Radioshack: $150 (on contract, with data plan)

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Motorola Atrix 4G

The long awaited Motorola Atrix 4G will finally be available even sooner than promised. After the product specs were revealed to the public, and the approval by FCC, it was thought that the Motorola Atrix 4G would be available from AT&T in the United States by March. But good news for those who have been waiting for some time – the Motorola Atrix 4G will be released a few days than expected, on February 22, 2011. For those of you who are not aware, pre-order on the device began this February 13, 2011. Those who weren’t able to pre-order need not despair, the device will be readily available by the 22nd on AT&T stores across the United States for $199.99 with a contract. It doesn’t stop there, though. Radioshack announced that it will be selling the Motorola Atrix 4G on the same date at only $150.

The $150 upfront payment comes with a two year contract, of course, and a $15 per month data plan. Regardless, that’s still a $50 off from what you would pay if you’ve been planning on grabbing the phone anyway. If you decide to get the combo deal of the phone with the laptop dock, you get $20 off the original package worth $499.99. Unfortunately, the Atrix 4G accessories don’t come cheap at all – the Bluetooth keyboard, remote control, mouse, and HD Multimedia dock package sell for $199. Engadget opines that if RadioShack’s history is taken into account, such a deal wouldn’t remain exclusive for a very long time. The Motorola Atrix 4G has a 4-inch touchscreen display that touts clarity of color, and is equipped with a dual core Tegra processor. It runs on the Google Android 2.2 Froyo Operating System, and a 5MP camera on the back. The device also has HDMI output capabilities. However, just like several other devices marked 4G, the Atrix 4G is connected to AT&T’s HSPA+ network, and wouldn’t be able to access the telcom’s 4G network once it launches.