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Motorola Atrix lands on Orange today, packs fingerprint reader

Motorola Atrix lands on Orange today, packs fingerprint reader

The Android powered Motorola Atrix is available today exclusively on Orange, featuring what the carrier claims is the first ever ‘inbuilt biometric fingerprint reader’ on a smartphone.

Orange, which has secured exclusivity on the Atrix in the UK for three months, is offering the Atrix for free from £35 per month on a 24-month contract. That entitles takers to 600 minutes and a 750Mb data allowance. Also included is a monthly allowance of 50 MMS messages and unlimited SMS missives.

In line with most high-end phone makers’ flagship handsets for 2011, the Atrix rocks a dual core 1GHz processor to keep everything running buttery smooth and that, if Orange is to believed at least, will allow you to open web pages “twice as fast as most other smartphones”.

Motorola Atrix

However, unlike its main rivals for your smartphone buck such as the #WINNING Samsung Galaxy S 2, it runs the ageing 2.2 version of Android out of the box, although Moto has promised an update to the up-to-the-minute Gingerbread edition of the OS soon.

Elsewhere, you’ll find a high-res qHD pentile display, an eight-megapixel, rear-mounted camera and a secondary snapper for video calling. And of course, it’s also got a fingerprint reader that lets you unlock it with a swipe of a finger and ensures that your personal data stays out of the hands of sticky-fingered imps.

Jeremy Marks, Director of security mavens Spymaster said: "Biometric fingerprint security is the best way to protect your device.

“This type of technology offers consumers a new level of security surpassing anything we have seen before on a smartphone."

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