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Motorola Atila to tackle iPhone, sport HSPA

updated 02:05 pm EDT, Mon August 11, 2008

Motorola Atila Leak

Motorola's direct challenger to the iPhone won't be the traditional Alexander, says a leak from BGR. The American company is now said to be developing a sister device, codenamed the "Atila," that drops the hardware keyboard entirely in favor of a touchscreen design. It would continue to use Windows Mobile 6.1 but would be Motorola's first ever device to support 3G cellular data over tri-band HSPA that would not only allow it to work in all HSPA areas but to support faster 7.2Mbps downloads and 1.8Mbps uploads.

Few other details are known about Atila, though it will allegedly support Wi-Fi and use a relatively low-resolution 320x240, 2.8-inch touch display. A center control suggests hardware directional control may be possible in place of touch.

The handset is so far only known to exist through a rough presentation shot and may still be several months away from completion; the less complex Alexander isn't anticipated to ship until roughly October and may not be accompanied by any separate devices.

By Electronista Staff


  1. climacs

    Mac Enthusiast

    Joined: Sep 2001


    h*** no, moto

    good luck with that, copying Apple will not stop your going down the tubes.

  1. bsnoel

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: Feb 2006


    Good Luck

    Copying the iPhones looks is one thing that is fairly easy to pull off.

    Copying Apple's user interface and the stellar user experience is quite another thing. I have owned a few Moto phones and their user interfaces have not been horrible, but they have not been overly impressive either.

  1. simdude

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: Jun 2004


    windows mobile?

    ok. that will be a big hit. Ok, here's some help Moto. Start working on one that is the size of a nano. That's what Apple will have next so instead of waiting, try to actually come out with it first.

  1. ebeyer

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: Jun 2004


    I've lost count..

    How many iPod/iPhone "killers" does this make now?

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