Motorola Atrix 4G Up for Pre-Order Feb. 13 for $199, $499 with Laptop Dock

The most versatile smart phone we’ve ever laid hands on will be available for pre-order February 13, and will hit AT&T stores starting March 6. To recap, this Nvidia Tegra 2 dual-core superphone can power a laptop dock that has its own battery. A bundle that includes the laptop dock and phone will cost $499, but you’ll be able to buy each separately for $199 and $499, respectively.

To get the phone-laptop bundle, you’ll need to sign up for AT&T’s 2GB data plan, plus the $20 tethering plan, which seems a little overboard. We guess AT&T is assuming that if you’re going to spring for the laptop dock, you’ll be chewing up lots of bytes.

AT&T will also be selling a separate Entertainment Access Kit that includes an HD media dock (for attaching to a HD monitor), Bluetooth keyboard and mouse, and remote control. That will run you $189. We’re really psyched about the capabilities of this device, but it remains to be seen whether AT&T’s 4G HSPA+ network will be able to serve up enough speed to make the price of the phone and dock combo worthwhile.

Check out our original hands-on with the Atrix 4G here.

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  1. jb82 Says:

    Requires a tethering data plan … joke!
    $500 (or $300 if bundled) for a dock with no OS, no processor etc … rip off!
    This device got so much hype but in reality it sucks and people will not be willing to pay for it.

  2. ProtoJMB Says:

    Tethering? YOU KIDDING ME? It’s THE SAME FRIGGIN PHONE whether it’s docked or not! It’s not like you are actually tethering it to an actual laptop.

  3. Alessandro Viani Says:

    This is a major AT&T epic fail. I was really looking forward to upgrading to the Atrix and getting the laptop dock. I was hoping for a ~$200 price for the dock; $500 is really ridiculous. I also see absolutely no reason for a tethering plan, losing my grandfathered unlimited plan in the process. Guess I’ll be keeping my Captivate a little longer…

  4. Joshua V Says:

    I was going to get this phone, key word “Was” until I saw the price. $200 for the phone… That’s ok, but $500 retail price for the dock…. Really???? I can buy a decent functional laptop for that. And then there is the issue with the data plans, good night…. I’d rather buy the phone outright and sign up with Boost Mobile. I’ll look into that to see if it’s possible……

  5. Ritik Says:

    To Joshua: you should realise that the boost mobile network is not compatible with the at&t phones, cos boost uses their own ‘iDEN’ network, so no normal SIM card phones (i.e. GSM phones) will work on their network. to my knowledge this includes the atrix and all other at&t phones

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