Orange has confirmed it will be the first UK network to stock Motorola’s upcoming all-kicking, all-screaming Atrix dual core smartie when it lands in our shores imminently.
Customers can now register their interest for the hotly awaited kit via the Atrix product page on the Orange Shop website, which, although dated as ‘coming soon’ for now, is widely rumoured to hit store shelves in the beginning of May.
According to Engadget, the handset will be free with a two-year contract starting at £35 per month, which would also entitle takers a £50 reduction for the Work and Play kit that comes with the Atrix’s Multimedia Dock, or free if they are an existing Orange customer looking to upgrade.
Meanwhile, the Atrix’s other half, the ‘Lapdock’ docking accessory, which transforms the handset into a fully-functional laptop, will also be available day and date with its release. This will set you back by up to £350 if purchased separately, making it a rather hefty proposition for the average punter.
Fortunately for those most likely to want to use it, that is workaholic types, will be able to snap it for completely free with a range of business-focussed tariffs.
Although the UK version will not boast the 4G capabilities of its cousin stateside due to LTE/WiMax infrastructure in the UK still not reaching wide-scale availability, that’s a small compromise when considering the specs on offer elsewhere.
Standout features include a none-too-shabby four-inch qHD touchscreen display, a 1GHz dual core processor, five-megapixel snapper with LED flash and autofocus, plus front-facing webcam for video calling, and a generous 16GB of onboard memory which can be expanded by a further 32GB via the microSD slot.
Alas, there is a slight snag, and that is the Atrix will launch with Android 2.2, aka Froyo, onboard rather than the newer, tastier Gingerbread. Rest assured, though, an update is promised to land shortly after launch.
Source: Orange Shop via Engadget