When the original Motorola Atrix first surfaced, there was much fanfare about its biometric fingerprint scanner and a host of docks that come along with the phone. The successor, however, failed to gain the same level of attention from the Android community – which may or may not have to do with the omission of said fingerprint scanner.
Fast forward to the second half of 2012, and the Motorola Atrix 3 is already upon us. Bearing the codename Dinara, the phone’s pit stop at FCC last week gave us more clues as what to expect from the third iteration of the Atrix series, as well as estimation of when it will hit the market. The roadshow isn’t over yet for the Atrix 3, as Unwired View has spotted the phone at Bluetooth SIG’s website. The same MB886 model number that we saw at FCC is listed on the screenshot below.
It’s quite obligatory for new phones to make stops at the two places for inspection and approval. For customers, this simply means that the phone is inching closer to being sold in stores.
The Motorola Atrix 3 is expected to come with a 4.3-inch display of 1280 x 720 resolution, dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, 1GB RAM, 13M rear camera, 4G LTE connectivity, and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. We’re not sure if the fingerprint scanner will make a comeback. And like its two predecessors, AT&T will carry the phone in the US.
Any fans of the Motorola Atrix series out there?
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Im a Motorola Atrix fan and i honestly hope that the screen will be bigger than 4.3. I also hope that there will be more ram and a bigger battery. Motorola went backwards versus forwards with the Atrix 2. We will see what happens. Hopefully an announcement will be very close.
I can’t get rid of my old Atrix until another phone with a fingerprint scanner comes along to replace it. Otherwise I’ll be swiping my finger across the top of the phone to unlock it for no reason. Much easier than typing a 4 digit code every time. I heard it’s a pretty expensive feature as they have to license it from IBM?
I am in total agreement with you on this point. It works well I don’t know why in this age of driver safety they removed this option?