Motorola Atrix 4G Listed at $150 by Multiple Retailers
When we saw the incredible power (for a smartphone) of the Motorola Atrix 4G at the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this month, few people would have guessed that it would sell for cheaper than some phones on the market.
But according to leaked images from Amazon Wireless and Costco, the Motorola Atrix 4G appears to have a $150 price point with a two-year contract. Amazon listings also indicate the Atrix 4G will go on sale Feb. 11, earlier than anticipated.
This is surprising for a smartphone that is powerful enough to convert to a laptop with the help of an external keyboard/display dock. Most phones retail at around $200, on contract, and it's not unheard of for phones to be $250 or more. Can it be true that the "world's most powerful smartphone ," according to Motorola, will be cheaper than average?
First of all, third-party retailers have a history of offering phones for around $50 cheaper than the carrier network, so it's entirely possible AT&T will still charge $200 on contract for the Atrix 4G. Third-party retailers usually have a second early termination fee, in addition to the carrier's, that makes it possible to subsidize more heavily.
Of course, for those who want raw power, it doesn't matter how the discounts come, and it looks like the Atrix 4G fans will be able to get both.