Motorola Edison Hands-On With The Verge

Thanks to a post last night by The Verge, the Android community got a peek at the new Motorola Edison (Atrix 2) for AT&T. If you remember, Motorola had announced at CES that the Atrix 4G and Droid Bionic would be similar devices. However, while the Motorola Droid Bionic was being completely re-designed, the Atrix 4G was released on time. Now, the Bionic has made it’s way into the market with an impressive list of specs. The codenamed “Edison” should provide the features that were added onto the Bionic into a second-generation Atrix device. Keep reading for more on Mr. “Edison”.

Nice looking device

With it’s super-sleek and slim design, it’s no wonder why The Verge calls it “a lovely phone — it looks and feels fantastic”. Without a doubt, the Motorola Bionic is Moto’s best phone to date. However, AT&T customers are missing out, and that’s just not fair, right?  Therefore, Motorola will be throwing their “Edison” at the market to level the playing field.

Full specifications are yet to be released, but the Atrix 2 is estimated to be around 9.5 mm (The Verge). For a quick comparison, the iPhone 4 sports a 9.3 mm think body and the stunningly thin Samsung Galaxy S II,at 8.71 mm. Unlike the Bionic, the Atrix 2 will have a flat back, but only 1735mAh in battery power. Before you get discouraged, we can assume that there will be an extendeded battery pack option similar to the Bionic’s 2760 mAh backpack.

The Verge

Motorola Edison (Atrix 2) Display Comparison With the Bionic

One of the more interesting facts about this phone is it’s intuitive display. Although both this Bionic and Edison sport 4.3 qHD’s, macro shots reveal a difference between the two phones. The Verge’s keen eye was quick to point out that Motorola has strayed away from the PenTile pixel arrangement.

Motorola Atrix 2 Leaked Photo

In the performance category, the Atrix 2 will carry a 1Ghz OMAP 4 processor, and 1GB of RAM. Additionally, Motorola has only applied a light skin that will cut down the amount of bloatware pre-installed. Finally, with all of the rumors surrounding 720p displays and Ice Cream Sandwich, AT&T will be quick to release this “4G/LTE-less” phone. For more information, read more about the Atrix 2 here.

Matthew Sabatini
Matt has been an Android fanatic since the original Motorola Droid. In addition to designing web pages, running his own company, and going to school, he finds time to write for Android Authority. Matt still owns that good old Droid 1 and a Xoom Family Edition.