Today marks the day where Verizon Wireless began allowing pre-orders for the Apple iPhone 4, and in a week, the historic smartphone will officially be available. However, AT&T wouldn’t let Verizon Wireless steal the day and the upcoming week, as it took the opportunity to announce some critical information about the impending superphone — the Motorola Atrix 4G. Beginning February 13, the Atrix 4G will be available for pre-order and is expected to launch March 6 for $199 on contract. Even though Amazon Wireless initially listed the Motorola Atrix 4G for $150 on contact, I don’t think anyone will be particularly disappointed to see the Android 2.2 smartphone with a 4.0 inch qHD screen launch for $50 more. Interestingly enough, if you purchase the Atrix 4G coupled with the laptop dock, the grand total becomes $499. However, the laptop dock alone costs $499, so it is probably a wiser choice to purchase the two items together as opposed to separately. It is important to note that the bundle deal is only available to customers who purchase the Data Pro plan and tethering add-on. Granted, you will be paying a decent amount in terms of data fees per month, but to have a smartphone and, essentially, a netbook for $499 up front, it is quite the bargain. Other standout features of the Atrix 4G include a dual-core 1GHz processor, 4G connectivity, 5MP rear facing camera, VGA front facing camera, and Mobile Hotspot support.

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