AT&T has just announced the Motorola Atrix 2, along with four other new Android smartphones.
The Atrix 2, which will pack a 1GHz dual-core processor, goes on sale Sunday for just $100 with a two-year service agreement. The handset will sport a slightly larger display than the original Atrix, with 4.3-inch touch-friendly (960 x 540) screen. With an Android 2.3 platform, the Motorola Atrix 2 will operate on AT&T’s 4G HSPA+ network, where available.
The second-generation Atrix will feature two cameras, including an 8MP rear-facing shooter. Shipping with 8GB of internal storage and a 2GB microSD card, the Motorola smartphone will be expandable to up to 40GB of memory. Like its predecessor, the Atrix 2 will connect to the Motorola Lapdock 100 or the optional HD Station to give users a larger keyboard or monitor. Intended to attract power users and workers, the Atrix 2 will have on-device encryption, support Exchange ActiveSync and an IPsec VPN.
But Wait, There’s More
In addition to the Atrix 2, AT&T also announced several other other Android devices today, including the Samsung Captivate Glide and the Samsung Double Time, plus the Pantech Pocket and the Avail.
The Pantech Pocket will kick it up a bit from the Pantech Crossover, with a wider 4-inch SVGA screen that is meant to provide a wider virtual keyboard experience. The handset will also feature a 5MP camera, Android 2.3 Gingerbread and support for up to 32GB microSD cards.
The second Android smartphone to be available on AT&T’s GoPhone prepaid network, the Avail will be a rather entry-level device with a 3.5-inch touchscreen, a 5MP camera and a Gingerbread platform.
While release dates and pricing for AT&T’s latest Android smartphones is unknown at this time, the Atrix 2 will be available on Oct. 16.