Meet the Motorola Atila. This here all-touchscreen handset is reportedly Motorola’s touchy-feely answer to Apple’s iPhone 3G. The Motorola Atila is apparently borne of the same gene pool that created the Motorola Alexander. Thankfully, the Motorola Atila that you see pictured here nixes that too-weird sliding QWERTY keyboard on the Motorola Alexander.
The Motorola Atila boasts a quad-band (850/900/1800/1900Mhz) GSM/EDGE radio with a right-proper tri-band (850/1900/2100Mhz) UMTS/HSPA radio that should have the touchscreen device pulling down wireless data at true-blue 3G data speeds. Following on the Motorola MOTOZINE ZN5‘s abysmal lack of 3G data connectivity, we’re glad to see that Moto is pulling out all the stops and actually endowing their iPhone 3G-fighter with high-speed data speeds.
And, to take things right to the iPhone’s doorstep, the Motorola Atila will reportedly feature a 2.8-inch QVGA touchscreen display. Add to that some WiFi, Windows Mobile 6.1 and 7.2Mbps HSDPA with 1.8Mbps HSUPA for broadband-like data speeds on both the downstream and uplink, and you’ve got the makings of a seriously competent smartphone. The Motorola Atila even sports a design aesthetic the likes of which we haven’t seen from Motorola in a while. Whether the Motorola Atila can prove to capture a significant share of the touchscreen smartphone market, where handsets like the iPhone 3G, HTC Touch Diamond, and Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1 are expected to reign king, remains to be seen.
Here’s a quick rundown of the Motorola Atila’s spec sheet:
- Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional
- Qualcomm 7201A chipset
- Quad-band (850/900/1800/1900Mhz) GSM/EDGE
- Tri-band (850/1900/2100MHz) UMTS/HSPA
- 7.2Mbps HSDPA, 1.8Mbps HSUPA
- WiFi b/g
- 2.8? QVGA 240 x 320 screen
- 1130mAh battery