The Motorola Atrix 2 has crept out from under the iPhone 4S' coattails this weekend for a mere $99 on contract on ATT. Poor Atrix 2: launched with no fanfare, unlike the first Atrix 4G, which received a mini-blast of marketing not unlike its Droid cousins on Verizon. That doesn't mean the Atrix 2 isn't an excellent high end Android smartphone. It has a larger 4.3" qHD display, and that annoying PenTile matrix is nowhere to be found. The phone has HSPA+ 21 Mbps, and we got notably faster speeds vs. 14.4 Mbps AT&T phones like the Atrix 4G.
The Atrix 2 is a large, but not huge phone, and we like the re-designed grippy back and curvy sides. It feels and looks like a quality phone, with a little less of the cheesy plastic look of the first Atrix. The phone has a 1 GHz dual core TI OMPAP CPU and a gig of RAM. It works with Motorola's Lapdock 100 and other accessory docks, and has the same Webtop experience as the Atrix 4G and Droid Bionic.