Motorola Atrix 3 another step closer to launch

There are likely to be plenty of people waiting for news on the Motorola Atrix 3, aka Dinara, and today we can tell you that it appears to be another step closer to release. This smartphone has been kept pretty closely guarded and we still don’t have full specs or features but we now hear that the Atrix 3 has reached the Bluetooth SIG stage.

This follows on from the news we gave you a couple of weeks ago that the Atrix 3 had passed through the FCC and so a release appears to be very close now. We believe the Atrix 3 will be carried by AT&T as its predecessors were but this time around it’s thought that the Atrix 3 will be 4G LTE-equipped for AT&T’s LTE network, something that will please a lot of potential customers. The Motorola Atrix is also likely to be available in Canada and Europe.

News that the Atrix 3 had reached the Bluetooth SIG comes to us from Unwired View and the approval has a qualification assessment date of March 30, 2012, a listing date of June 25, 2012 and model number MB886. Although we don’t have full specs available yet we can tell you that the Atrix 3 is thought to run on Android 4.0 ICS and is likely to feature a Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor. An HD display is also thought to be included although the size is not yet known and as well as LTE connectivity it will also suit HSPA+.

No details about the price are known at this stage although Unwired View speculates the Atrix 3 will be around the $200 mark. As AT&T is currently endeavoring to lower the prices of LTE devices though, we feel the eventual price could be lower than this. Although a release date is still not confirmed we did hear rumblings of July 26 previously but it’s certainly possible given this Bluetooth SIG news today that the release could be closer than that.

We’ll certainly be following developments on the Motorola Atrix 3 closely and will bring you further news as we hear it. We’d like to know if you’re one of those waiting for the Motorola Atrix 3 to launch? If so, were you a previous Atrix owner, happy with the previous versions? Maybe you’re new to the Atrix smartphones but like the look of what you’ve seen so far? Why not send us your comments.

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16 thoughts on “Motorola Atrix 3 another step closer to launch”

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    Klingskrallet says:

    I’m waiting, anxiously. Wife has atrix 2 and I love that phone. Hopefully next gen will be even better 🙂

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    Ytales27 says:

    I am MOST definitely interested in the Motorola Atrix 3.  I have the first atrix and was holding out for this next step, so I am beyond excited.  I was very tempted at getting the Samsung Galaxy s3, but now that the Atrix 3 is one step closer I can wait a few more weeks.  Keep up the good work.

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    Procrastination_Xtravaganza says:

    I’m with you Ytales, I’m still clinging to my Atrix4G (love that fingerprint reader!) I actually got the lapdock for $40 recently and enjoy it. Id hope the new one can work with the lapdock with little-no modification.

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      Jimmyjuarez says:

      I also got the lap-dock and its awesome with dishes sling i can watch TV almost anywhere

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    Harpreet Singh says:

    I am looking forward for Atrix 3. I have the 1st Atrix and I have loved this phone.
    I wish they make screen bigger than the previous ones and pray that they keep the finger scanner. Love this feature of the phone.

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    Eric says:

    Tempted by thr S3 but holding out. Extremely hopeful for thr return of the fingerprint scanner. Better have a big batter!

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    Dailydozer says:

    Currently have the Atrix 4G and I still love this phone. Like most other posters, I am hoping for the return of the fingerprint scanner to the Atrix3 and am exciting about what LTE speeds can do. Also, I hope this version has bettery life and screen size similar to the Razr Maxx line.

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    Davisrealtygroup says:

    I would like to see the fingerprint feature, stay as the MAIN reason I passed on Atrix 2. 

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    Lions5734 says:

    I have the original , can’t wait for the new one. When it arrived. Because the one I have I had no problem . Even though the hype is around the Samsung galaxy. I can’t wait to see HTML Motorola have done.

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    InsertNameHere says:

    I love my 1st edition Atrix. 2nd edition was ho-hum, especially because it didn’t have the fingerprint reader. Bring that back and I’ll buy it no matter which carrier it requires.

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    Lytedementia says:

    I am excited to hear about the release. I have been a very happy Atrix 4G user however recent events caused me to need to replace the Atrix 4G with the Atrix 2. I have been very disappointed with the Atrix 2 due to its decrease in internal memory and locked bootloader. I was excited to originally hear the Atrix 3 would boast the Tegra3 Processor. However now that they have changed out the processor and I’m sure they will have a locked boot loader. I have decided that I will not buy another Moto product. I was hoping with Google purchasing the company they would improve. For all of you looking for a top of the line android the Samsung Galaxy S3 is the only phone to currently have the Tegra 3 Quad core. In addition the SGS3 also has an unlocked boot loader. 

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    Bren Senum says:

    Am waiting patiently for release of Atrix3. I bought my ATRIX when it first became availablewand abdomen LOVE it. Can’t wait!!

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    Ohenry says:

    I have the original Atrix and my wife has the Atrix 2, this is a phone I have come to love. I was contemplating about upgrading to Atrix 2 and lately to Galaxy S III, but now, I will wait for the Atrix 3 and see whats under the hood and how it measures up with Galaxy S III.
    Good job Motorola.

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