MarcMaiden's BestBuy Atrix 4g training notes

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    MarcMaiden's BestBuy Atrix 4g training notes

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    Android Forums - View Single Post - Going to the Atrix 4g training 2/2/2011!!


    Ok so I have some time to kill now so here we go (pictures will be posted when I get home) Some of the stuff might be stuff we already know but was news to me to bare with me:


    First off,

    The battery life is impressive. The rep played 1080p trailers through hmdi out (not the dock, the actual port on the phone) and downloaded apps, showed up a ton of stuff, and after an hour of use the phone was still at full charge which is a good sign. He uses the phone as a personal phone and said he makes it through an entire day of heavy use (he hasnt gotten to low battery yet) (this is also partly because of the laptop dock but we will talk about that in a little bit)

    You guys will be happy to hear that while in the dock or in webtop mode, the phone did not heat up at all which I think was something some people were worried about.

    Qik is pre installed and will be the primary video chat app however Tango and Fring were tested and work well with the front facing camera.

    The screen is an interesting one ill tell you that. The colors were accurate and text was sharp but the biggest thing was the brightness! It was extremely bright. I feel like its a good mix between the retina display and the Super amoled. While it does not have the pixel density the retina display has, or the color saturation that the Super Amoled has, it finds its place right in between with a high resolution and above average brightness.

    (sorry if it sounds like im jumping around im going off the list of notes i wrote)

    There will be a wireless keyboard available aside from the laptop dock and its really nice! i felt it was on par with the mac book style keyboards and it also has all the buttons you would need to control media on the phone (volume, play etc)

    Webtop mode will feature not just internet apps, but cloud based computing. You can upload stuff to your motoblur account and access them from the cloud anywhere you are which i thought was a pretty cool feature. From the rep told me, there might be a special SDK released to develop apps from webtop, but i feel like cloud/web browser computing is where it will remain.

    The fingerprint reader worked very well. It was quick, almost instant, and accurate. Everytime i tried to unlock the phone, it said finger not recognized but every time the rep swiped it, it unlocked instantly, no lag. And for extra security, you can still have a password or unlock pattern in addition to the finger print reader.

    the only gripe i have with the reader/unlock button is that it was kind of awkward to use due to its location and shape, but i got used to it pretty quickly.

    The phone will be running moto blur 1.5, and if you want to use another launcher, the motoblur apps will not work quite right.

    HDMI and Dock out were fast. They loaded and played content instantly with no lag, no heating, no hick ups.

    The camera quality is good. Pictures looked great on the TV he was connect to and showed clear vivid detail with average to good color representation.

    HSPA + in our area was good, although he did say that it isnt fully launched in the bay area yet so speeds were hindered. With 2-3 bars/5 of service, we were getting 3-4 mb/s down which i feel is good enough, but the rep said it will go up in the next coming weeks.

    Hulu was blocked on both the phone and webtop mode, didnt get a chance to try netflix.

    Qhd screen has 16:9 aspect ratio and is 35% more battery efficient than a Super Amoled.

    Rated talk time: 9 hours

    Laptop dock lasts for about 6 hours with constant media playing.

    Screen is gorilla glass

    It took 15 sec from cold boot for the webtop mode to launch on the laptop dock, and was nearly instant to load after that .

    There was no sign of lag in webtop mode with 4 windows open while streaming flash based ESPN content.

    The laptop dock is extremely sturdy and is all metal. It feels like a real quality item. though the viewing angles on it were not impressive at all. It does come with decent speakers built in though!~

    I asked the rep to compare it to the Bionic. He said its a different phone even though people think its in the same family. He said that the Atrix can do webtop mode because of AT&T's gsm network. (voice and data at the same time). The bionic will not have motoblur though.

    The speaker was clear, but the volume was average. He played some music through it and while we could hear it with no distort at full volume, i feel like it could use a volume hack.

    Side loading is blocked, but the rep would not comment on the bootloader (sorry hackers)

    The phone did not stutter. I can describe the experience as extremely snappy. I would have liked to see some nice subtle transition effects to really demo the snappiness and smoothness but its nothing launcher pro cant take care of.

    unfortunately I couldnt try out phone calls so i dont know what the call quality is like.

    Anyways, thats about it...ill have some blurry ninja pictures for you guys tonight when i get to my computer.


    but to sum it up:
    motorola will be getting a lot of my money!


    if i missed one of your questions let me know, i might have forgotten to write the answer!

    EDIT: about the release date:

    So the rep wouldnt comment about the release date saying he still hasnt been given a concrete date but has an idea but he wouldnt share. From what it sounds like, the 14th still is a good day to expect it, but it definitely looks like a febuary launch because it looks like he was using a final release model. but there is no date for sure yet!!!!!!! so everything is still speculation!!

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    I asked the rep to compare it to the Bionic. He said its a different phone even though people think its in the same family. He said that the Atrix can do webtop mode because of AT&T's gsm network. (voice and data at the same time). The bionic will not have motoblur though.
    Great read, but all I retained was this

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    i thought the bionic was going to have blur... the new iteration of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin030908 View Post
    i thought the bionic was going to have blur... the new iteration of it.
    Exactly... Ninjablur?

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    Hello everyone,
    I'm very interested in the Atrix but have seen a ton of complaints in regards to Motoblur. Can you please help me understand why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank92612 View Post
    Hello everyone,
    I'm very interested in the Atrix but have seen a ton of complaints in regards to Motoblur. Can you please help me understand why?
    Basically it's an un-needed bloated UI addon. Actually I was just given the green light to pick up an Atrix from the office in Birmingham for field testing... huzzah!

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    Lucky bastid! I'm still trying to figure out how I'm gonna make it happen, for I MUST make it happen!!!

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