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!


David Ruddock
David's phone is whatever is currently sitting on his desk. He is an avid writer, and enjoys playing devil's advocate in editorials, 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


  • http://litlclic.com groan


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


  • 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.


  • waqar

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