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Motorola Atrix HD LTE coming to Bell on August 2, could go for $600 outright

July 20, 2012

Just a week after being officially priced over at AT&T, Motorola’s newest flagship phone, the Atrix HD LTE, is ready to go outside the US borders. The 4.5-incher won’t go too far (for now) and will be landing to good ol’ Canada, where it’s expected to start selling as soon as August 2.

The information hasn’t been yet confirmed from official sources, but comes from Mobile Syrup’s more than trustworthy inside informants, who are usually spot-on with such news. Bell will be the Canadian carrier to start selling the Atrix HD in less than two weeks, according to the same sources, but unfortunately the pricing is yet unknown.

There is a rumor that the phone might set you back a hefty $600 if you choose to go for an unbranded model, without any carrier restrictions, but as far as on-contract pricing goes, mum’s the word for now.

If I were a betting man (and I am), I would place all my money, however, on a $99.95 tag for the Atrix HD LTE with a three-year contract, which is the exact same price as the HTC One S currently sells for over on Bell. That’s also what AT&T is planning to charge for Moto’s new “beast” in the US (albeit with only a two-year contract), and we see no reason why Bell would want to raise or drop a price mark that seems both fair for customers and lucrative for the carriers and phone’s manufacturer.

If you’ve missed Motorola Atrix HD’s US formal introduction, you should know that the super-phone is set to come with the following tech specs and features:

  • 4.5-inch TFT LCD touchscreen with 1280 x 720 pixels resolution and ColourBoost
  • Dual-core 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 “Krait” processor
  • 1 GB of RAM
  • 8 GB of internal memory
  • MicroSD card slot for expanding the memory to up to 32 GB
  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with MotoBlur UI
  • Dual 8 MP/1.3 MP cameras
  • 1,780 mAh Li Ion Polymer embedded battery capable to go for up to 11 hours of 4G talk time or 8.5 days of stand by time
  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity
  • 140 grams weight
  • 69.9 x 133.5 x 8.4 mm size
  • DuPont Kevlar casing
  • Scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass display
  • Accelerometer, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor

Naturally, there’s no reason to think that Bell’s version of the Atrix HD will set itself apart from AT&T’s model in any way, so we should expect pretty much the same tech specs and features over in Canada. That said, are you Canadians excited about the phone’s coming? Why? Why not?