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Last Updated: August 22nd, 2012

Update: If you have some sort of unholy vendetta against Best Buy and refuse to order anything from there, you'll be glad to know that Amazon now has the same deal. Both white and black versions of the Atrix HD are now $50 for new and existing customers.

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Well, would you look at that. The new Motorola Atrix HD "4G" officially went on sale just today, and Best Buy has already chopped off fully half of its reasonable asking price. You can pick up the 4.5-inch, 1.5Ghz dual-core ICS phone for just $49.99 online. The sober black ("titanium") version is in stock, but the white version going for the same price is not. Local stores may price match if you've got your heart set on the latter.

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If you're not a fan of Best Buy, Amazon Wireless has a consolation prize: existing AT&T customers can pick up the Atrix HD for $69.99, a savings of $30 on the list price. Once again there's plenty of black to go around, but the white version is backordered. New customers, strangely, aren't eligible.

Having tested both the previous Atrix phones (Atrices?) I can say that the third iteration will probably be solid without blowing anyone away compared to other recent hardware. But hey, it's a value-priced phone with a 720p screen, Ice Cream Sandwich and an LTE connection. What more could you want? Well, an unlockable bootloader for a start, but Motorola says it's working on it.

Source: Best Buy (Black), Best Buy (White, currently out of stock), Amazon (Black), Amazon (White, currently out of stock)

Jeremiah Rice
Jeremiah is a US-based blogger who bought a Nexus One the day it came out and never looked back. In his spare time he watches Star Trek, cooks eggs, and completely fails to write novels.
  • cviniciusm

    Does Motorola will keep its bootloader encrypted? YES
    Does Motorola will keep it updated after a year? NO
    Does Motorola will keep it updated before a year? NO
    Does Motorola will keep it with bugs forever? YES
    So, I PASS.

    • blue horseshoe loves…

      Dude...think, then type.

  • Ken Kelsey

    Not only was the Atrix HD 4G $49.99 that I bought at Best Buy on Sunday, they also gave me a gift card for $145 for trading in my old Atrix 4G. I got an upgraded phone and I'm still ahead almost $90. Oh, and I love the phone!

  • Stewart Higgins

    I'm waiting for someone to unlock the BL, then I'm all over it and ready to flash some CM10 alphas.

  • Havoxx

    You do know motorola has been purchased by google right? Hence the mostly stock UI?

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