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Motorola Atrix 4G and HTC Thunderbolt "confirmed"

February 11, 2011 By Joan Lee

The battle of two powerful Android smartphones is to begin next month.

Reports have confirmed that two Android devices are expected to arrive in USA this quarter, the HTC Thunderbolt (video converter for HTC Thunderbolt) and the Motorola Atrix 4G (video converter for Motorola Atrix 4G).

Both devices will be using Android’s FroYo version as pre-installed operating system, and both devices are “exclusive” of two popular carriers. Verizon Wireless will be supporting the Thunderbolt, while Motorola Atrix 4G will be AT&T’s March 2011 jewel.

According to Time’s Techland, the pre-order for Motorola Atrix 4G will start one day before Valentines day 2011, and the launch date in stores will start March 6th.

Motorola Atrix 4G is considered as one of the most popular Android devices for this year due to its compelling third-party docks that will allow the Android phone to perform compelling tasks. Motorola Atrix 4G is using Dual-core Tegra 2 as processor, and will sport a quality 5 megapixel rear facing camera.

Meanwhile, Best Buy has confirmed that the HTC Thunderbolt will arrive on February 24, 2011. HTC Thunderbolt is being promoted as Verizon’s first ever smartphone to use the LTE technology. But compared to the Atrix 4G, HTC Thunderbolt’s processor is 1 GHz Snapdragon, but the phone’s camera is more powerful with quality of 8 megapixel.

Aside from carrier, HTC Thunderbolt and Motorola Atrix 4G also showed big difference when it comes to pricing. According to Best Buy’s latest promo, HTC Thunderbolt will be sold for $249 each with contract, and $749 without commitment. Thunderbolt’s pricing is obviously heavier compared to AT&T’s Motorola Atrix 4G which will be sold for $200 with contract, and Atrix 4G’s laptop dock is $500.

Note: Both Motorola Atrix 4G and HTC Thunderbolt have front facing camera for video calls.

You may also need a Blu-ray/DVD ripper to decrypt BD/DVD movies for watching on the new Motorola Atrix 4G and HTC Thunderbolt.