Motorola Atrix

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  1. Slowhand
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    Well, im stuck on ATT for now and looking to upgrade from my Nokia E71x. Ive never had any desire to get an iphone or windows phone and since i run linux on multiple computers i own, the androids seemed to be the only logical choice. While doing research i stumbled on what looks to be a freakishly amazing phone: the Moto Atrix. Dual core, 1 gig ram, 16gig hd with micro sd slot for 48gigs total and of course the docking capabilities (love the idea of carrying your computer in your pocket and docking it in different places).

    However, upon further research i came across accusations of Moto that even though the linux kernel is being used they will be locking it so users will not be able to customize as much as, say, HTC phones by rooting.

    Im available for an upgrade right now, but im patient enough to wait at most 3 or 4 months until moving into an android if it ensures that i will get exactly what i want.

    If i do end up going with the Atrix i dont mind "illegally" rooting the phone to use it how it should be used if its possible.

    What would you do? Get an existing android, wait for the Atrix or wait for _____ phone? Unfortunately moving to verizon is not an option atm.





    Btw, first post! dancedroid
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    I think waiting for the Atrix is your best bet. Definitely a very high end phone that's worth the wait. Many are expecting it out around March 1st, personally I think sooner :)


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    Also, can someone explain the hatred for MotoBlur to me?
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    it's just a user interface by motorola...launcher, icons, menu, appdrawer etc. i've never used it but i've seen it on phones...you can always replace it by downloading a launcher alternative like adw or launcherpro if you dont like it.
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    I know its a gui, i just want to know why its so unpopular
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    Full MotoBlur is known to slow down the phone and have tons of bloatware. Also, Motorola takes forever to update their skin. Atrix seems to show improvement though.

    So really though, full MotoBlur isn't as bad as it use to be. I think you'll enjoy the phone just fine.

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    any other opinions?
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    Check out Motorola Atrix Forum for a forum dedicated to the Motorola Atrix.

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    The Atrix will be a very powerful phone. If on AT&T it would be a good choice! We wish we had it over here at Verizon.

    While the bootloader will be locked you will still be able to root it. Our Moto phones also have a locked bootloader (except the D1). But we can still root and load custom Roms. The only thing that can't be done is loading a custom kernel.

    It would be better if it were not locked but it won't fully prevent you from enjoying the phone.
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    Thats exactly what I wanted to hear... thanks! Ive made up my mind
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    desire hd?

    have u looked at the desire hd? It's very close to the thunderbolt coming out on verizon.

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjMGAXEHrRw[/ame]
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    The "ROM's" you can run on a locked bootloader are just glorified themes. To really get some nice custom ROM's with lots of added functionality you need a phone with an unlocked bootloader.

    Made the mistake on the X, won't happen again.

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    Okay, so for us beginners does a locked bootloader mean that I can't install gingerbread (Android 2.3) on it? The Atrix is shipping with Froyo (Android 2.2).

    Thanks!
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    Correct. You can't install gb until motorola let's you.

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    Sorry for another post, but wanted to know if you can load out-of-market apps with the bootloader being locked.

    Thanks again.
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