AT&T yesterday announced pricing and launch details for the Motorola Atrix 4G smartphone and laptop docking system. The Atrix, which was first unveiled at CES, will go up for preorder on Feb. 13, with retail outlets making the phone available by March 6.
Pricing for the device and its accessories are a bit more complicated. The Atrix smartphone without the laptop dock will be available exclusively from AT&T for $199.99 with a two-year service agreement.
AT&T says it will offer two special packages for customers who choose to purchase Atrix 4G in addition to its unique accessories. The first combines Atrix 4G and the Motorola Laptop Dock for a promotional price of $499.99 after a two-year service contract and $100 mail-in-rebate after subscription to Data Pro smartphone data plan and tethering plan. Customers who choose to purchase the Motorola Laptop Dock separately will pay $499.99.
AT&T is also offering an Entertainment Access Kit for Atrix customers, which includes the Motorola HD Multimedia Dock, a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse and a remote control for $189.99.
The Motorola Atrix 4G is compatible with AT&T's HSPA+ network. The Atrix comes running Android 2.2 and features a dual-core 1 GHz processor (2 GHz total), 1 GB of RAM, high-res qHD display, 5-megapixel camera and HD Video capture and playback.
AT&T U-verse TV customers will be able to manage their DVR recordings – and U-verse customers with a qualifying TV plan can download and watch TV shows – from their Atrix handset.
In addition, any Atrix 4G user, whether or not they have U-verse TV at home, can use a variety of video options, including live TV, with the new U-verse Live TV application. The app comes preloaded and the service is available for $9.99 a month.