Heated rumors about smartphones before they launch can ignite responses from manufacturers. Wireless and Mobile News did not report the rumors that the Droid Bionic and Motorola Atrix, new 4G smartphones from Motorola, had the burning issue of over heating.
Motorola contacted a blogger known for reporting such inflammatory rumors and confirmed that neither the Droid Bionic or Motorola Atrix has "over-heating issues" and that they will ship as scheduled.
The Droid Bionic and Motorola Atrix have dual-core processors, which means they will generate a lot of heat. Smartphones don't have fans in them like desktop computers that can cool down processors. In fact, when smartphones are powered-on, they make great pocket warmers.
Sometimes those in-the-know can slip up. Amazon Wireless briefly showed pricing details for the Motorola Atrix with a $149.99 price tag that later disappeared.
Motorola CEO Sanjay Jha, during a conference call, confirmed that that the Motorola Atrix will be launched in late February. The Motorola Xoom may not come out until March. The Droid Bionic is slated to be released on Verizon at the end of the second quarter.
Please also note that we finally were able to contact HTC regarding the simultaneous voice and data capabilities of the the HTC ThunderBolt. We confirmed that it is capable of 4G data and voice at the same time.
Amazon Wireless also briefly showed the price of the Driod Bionic to be $149.99. The price was sighted and then disappeared.
The Droid Bionic will be the first LTE Droid smartphone that has a dual-core processor with each core running at 1GHz, delivering up to 2GHz of processing power and 512MB RAM, 4.3-inch touchscreen and HDMI out port.
Motorola Atrix 4G is a dual-core Tegra 2 processor Android smartphone that runs on the AT&T 4G network and docks like a laptop or media player.
The Motorola Xoom is an Android 3.0 Honeycomb dual-core table that plays 1080p videos, has 3D Google Maps, is Verizon 4G upgradeable, and has a dual camera for video calling. It has been called a "serious iPad challenger."
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