AU: Motorola Atrix and Xoom Launching May in Australia
A Telstra-Source (reliable) has announced that both the Motorola Atrix and Motorola Xoom will be launching in Australia Mid-May, and they will be launching on Telstra. The Motorola Xoom as you know is a tablet designed to compete with the iPad 1 and 2, and we recently sized it up against the iPad 2 (and other tablets) on our article last month (that article also breaks down the Motorola Xoom specs when it was launched in the USA). While it didn’t come out on top, it is still a formidable tablet which we hope to get our hands on soon, and should do well in Australia IF the pricing is set correctly.
The Motorola Atrix (also known as the Atrix 4G in Australia although we don’t have 4G connectivity yet) is Motorola’s latest phone which packs a powerful processor and does some really cool things as well. The phone’s specs are as follows:
- Android 2.2 (Froyo), but hopefully upgraded to 2.3 (Gingerbread) soon
- 1Ghz Dual Core Processor speed
- 1GB of RAM (memory) for all it’s performance needs
- HD Video Recording Capabilities
- Biometric Finger Reader (For securing any details in your phone)
- A massive 1930 mAh Battery (the higher this number, the longer your battery will last. The iPhone 4 only has 1400 mAh
One of the biggest features of the Atrix, is that it will allow you to connect the phone to a specially built laptop as a dock (sold separately), to browse the net on it with Firefox. That will be extremely useful to business users who want to get some work done on the internet but need a laptop to do it, or just for anyone who generally hates browsing the net on their phone. Of course, the phone will need to have a large data plan since the ‘Laptop Dock’ is just a shell used to dock the phone in.
As of now, no pricing details have been announced in Australia, but you can expect it to be higher than our US counterparts, as we always get hit by that nasty GST tax (times 3). Hopefully though, with our Australian Dollar hitting record High’s against the US Dollar, we should get a slightly better deal than we’re used to, and with the iPad 2 pricing being substantially lower than it was last year, Motorola might reduce the price to entice Australian’s to buy their products. So how about it then, does it look like something you would buy? Sound off below in the comments.
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