Just got the Motorola Atrix 4G Smartphone on AT&T to replace my Blackberry Curve 8830 World Phone.
As someone who relies and leverages a web enabled smart phone for every last possible detail of my everyday life, the Atrix is a true blessing.
Having been a loyal Blackberry user for over 3 years, I was hesitant to give up the Blackberry keyboard in exchange for your typical touchscreen display…
Typing on the Atrix screen however is not the same as typing on an iPhone. The Atrix comes standard with Swype which is a predictive text technology which allows you to type whole words by simply running your fingers over the screen and having the system interpret which words you wish to write… Having experienced the old T9 software in the early days of texting – Swype is light years ahead and by this point, I don’t miss the Blackberry keyboard at all.
Additionally, the lack of App selection for Blackberry was getting quite old. As an example, look around and everywhere you look retailers offer apps with an iPhone option and in most cases, they will now offer an Android version… Hardly ever for Blackberry.
My personal opinion is that much of the beauty of having a smartphone is having the ability to do more than simply make calls… and let’s face it – without a wide selection of good apps available… well… Then it’s just a plain ole’ dumb phone.
By this point, I’ve already installed my Kindle application, Google Goggles and various other Social Media must have Apps including Facebook, Twitter and Hootsuite. It’s only been a few days but I can honestly say I highly recommend this device.
As the first mobile device featuring the 1GHz nVIDIA Tegra 2 dual core processor, 1GB Ram, 16GB internal storage and various other high powered goodies, the Atrix feels and performs more like a pocket sized tablet device with phone capabilities than an actual smartphone.
Finally, another bonus of my Atrix- as an Android device, I now have the option to install Angry Birds…
Something my Blackberry never let me do.