It has been some time since Motorola amazed us with any spec sheet of an Android device, but it seems like the time spent between the last major announcement and this one was well spent. Just yesterday, the American giant decided to officially reveal its next great Android smartphone, the Atrix HD. We considered Motorola officially unveiled the Atrix HD because the announcement took place on non other than its home website, so this is at real as it gets.
If you recall, the original Motorola Atrix was one of the most awaited devices a couple of years ago, when the dual core craze had just begun. Back then it had the specs and the accessories that should have enabled it to compete toe to toe with the highly esteemed HTC Sensation and Samsung Galaxy S II.
As far as the specs of the device are concerned, the Motorola Atrix HD comes with dual core Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon processor clocked at 1.5 GHz and a now modern 1 GB of RAM. Other specs include a rather modest 8 GB of internal storage, a 1.3 MP front facing camera and the now standard 8 MP rear facing snapper. Of course, the name of the device hits at the new 4.5 inches wide HD screen, which also spots the new and proprietary ColorBoost technology. Finally, Motorola has decided to power this relatively power hungry beast with a 1780 mAh battery, but the best part is that this has resulted in a meager 8.4 mm thick body.
Now, on the software side, Motorola has always been known to be among the last of the major manufacturers to upgrade their phones to the latest software version, so it should come as no surprise that the Atrix HD comes with Android 4.0.4 ICS out of the box. Fortunately, the MOTOBLUR UI has been skimmed down from previous versions and it should offer quite a decent alternative to the stock vanilla interface or to the competition offerings.
Another interesting fact is that the processor found inside the Atrix HD is the same one that lies the now proven HTC One S and the new family of Sony Xperia droids, and by all means it is not a slow one. Even though it only spots two cores, the Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon processor can easily outperform the current crop of quad core beasts as can be seen in the majority of benchmarks.
With this in mind it comes as a surprise that Motorola has labeled the Atrix HD as MB886, which is the range reserved for the devices just below the flagship status. We would have expected the Atrix HD to land in the 900 top tier series, but maybe this is a sign that Motorola has something else in store as its flagship device for 2012.
Unfortunately, it seems that this particular model of the Atrix HD will be stuck on the AT&T network, as the strange logo o the front keeps reminding us. Maybe Motorola should release this device on more markets, as it is after all based on the successful design of the RAZR line.