28
Jan
motorola-atrix-600x323

As I've said a few times previously here, I'm buying an Atrix 4G. I will be patiently waiting outside the Santa Monica AT&T store on that fateful February morning, Peet's coffee in hand, alternatively staring blankly into the store's glass and fiddling with my Nexus One. I'll probably be one of a few people there, but that's ok - I'm not a big fan of crowds.

But the battle only begins at the door. I will have to threaten (convincingly) to cancel my contract so that I can get a slightly earlier upgrade window than my agreement currently permits, (I'm not due for an upgrade until April) and pay an extra 50 dollars for the early upgrade fee. But I don't mind. My unnatural desire to own this phone makes the impatient-idiot tax worthwhile, and it would cost me 50 big ones to cancel my AT&T contract anyway.

Anyway, what was I talking about? Oh,  Motorola's released a new promo video for the Atrix, share with me in the excitement:

If you're in the West LA area and looking to pick up an Atrix on launch day, make yourself known - I'll be there!

An.Droid-life

David Ruddock
David's phone is an HTC One. He is an avid writer, and enjoys playing devil's advocate in editorials, imparting a legal perspective on tech news, and reviewing the latest phones and gadgets. He also doesn't usually write such boring sentences.

  • http://www.slipshft.com Slipshft

    I will be getting one of these, maybe not the first day, but shortly after launch.

  • http://www.slipshft.com Slipshft

    I should mention that I used one at CES, and it was very cool.

  • abee

    pretty awesome, I however am stuck with my Evo for another 1.5years ... after which I will upgrade to quad core

    :p

  • http://litlclic.com groan

    must.
    have.
    now.

    ok i can wait till march 17th when Bell launches it.

    sigh.

  • GergS

    Locked down bootloader? No thanks. I appreciate the hardware though; qVGA, 1GB RAM, and dual-core should be the new bar to meet!

  • michael

    how did you manage to get stuck with an at&t contract for a nexus one? I had to pay full price for the at&t nexus one because they weren't being subsidised (the flip side of which means I'm contract free at least).

  • Aynon

    I'd jump all over it...if it were verizon. No way i'm jumping ship to a company that can barely handle voice. Maybe by the time my 2 years is up they'll have a quad core on verizon that has its own dock and is made by HTC lol

  • Oliver

    I'm in the same boat with a 4/20/11 upgrade date, but I'm really hoping they can push that up for the Atrix...

  • ricethief

    This is one of those times I'm glad I have my mom on my plan. she rarely uses her phone and doesnt like to get new ones so it allows me to upgrade almost every year. I blew my upgrade on a Captivate that looks like a toy compared to the Atrix. Can't wait for it to hit retail.

  • commentguy2010

    cant believe you guys are so excited over this one, maybe if it had LTE I would be. AT&T will launch there LTE this year so for me not the one to get. great cpu lots of cool features outdated 4g

  • 6GhosT9

    @Commentguy2010 Outdated 4G? Are you a time traveller or somethin'? There are some countries where 4G just starts to roll outfor public...

  • KL

    If Moto doesn't have a history of locking their bootloaders (and therefore preventing full root and installation of custom ROMs), I'd be all over this.

    Pity.

  • waqar

    What about the worldwide release. Any news on that. I am in the Middle East and eagerly want one Atrix too.