Radio Shack announced on its Facebook page that it will be selling the AT&T Motorola Atrix 4G for $149 when the handset goes on sale starting February 22nd. Unlike other retail outlets which require a mail-in rebate, Radio Shack’s prices do not include a rebate and are the final, out-the-door price that you will pay. This final cost is $50 less than the price offered by AT&T. The electronics retailer will also offer the accompanying laptop dock for a mere $329.99 when bundled with the phone. The complete package of phone and dock totals $479.99 which is a $20 discount from AT&T’s pricing.
The Atrix 4G is one the first high-end Android handsets to land on AT&T this year. Others include the Infuse 4G from Samsung and the Inspire 4G from HTC. The smartphone will include a dual-core processor, a 4.0-inch qHD capacitive touchscreen, 1GB of RAM, HSPA+ connectivity, and all the bells and whistles one would expect in a high-end handset. One cool, extra feature is a fingerprint scanner which is integrated into the power button. The scanner/power button is located on the back of the handset and, when activated, requires you to swipe your finger before unlocking. If you swipe too fast or use an unauthorized finger, the handset will prevent you from unlocking it. A nice security feature for someone concerned about losing their handset.
The Atrix 4G also has an accessory laptop dock that lets you use the handset as a laptop. You can browse the web, make phone calls and charge your phone all at the same time. It’s a neat accessory that harkens back to the Redfly dock of old. Folks that are interested in the Atrix 4G can check our hands-on preview here. Anyone going to grab this handset when it goes on sale next week?