February 4, 2011 00:25 by Jeremy
That's right, you read that correctly - the phone that everyone's been buzzing about since CES finally has a release date. And pricing, too!
The total cost is $200, but that's just for the phone itself (and a two-year agreement, of course). However, for $600 (with a $100 mail-in-rebate), you can get the phone and the Laptop Dock; by itself, the Laptop Dock can be bought later for $500. Also, be sure you can afford to pay for it monthly - having the bundle means adding on the extra cost of Data Pro smartphone data plan and the tethering add-on. Ouch.
Also available is the HD Multimedia Dock, which comes with a Bluetooth keyboard, Bluetooth mouse, and remote control. All yours for $190.
Plus, U-Verse customers can download TV shows to their Atrix, and watch it straight from their phone (or connected device). Any non-U-Verse customer who owns an Atrix can still watch live TV from their Atrix U-Verse TV application, available for $10/month.
I know this all sounds costly, but that's the price for having media available anytime, anywhere. I know I'll be getting one. :)