CES 2011: Show Floor Coverage (Part 2)

Motorola's Booth

Motorola's Booth

We've already seen most of the new offerings from Motorola, but we wanted more playtime with their devices, so popping by their booth at the show floors was obviously a no brainer. The Atrix 4G still left us with a pretty good impression after some hands on time and it's a snappy smartphone that will change the way people use their mobile devices thanks to the Webtop feature. We also had more hands on time with the Cliq 2 but we've yet to score a chance with the Xoom tablet since Motorola feels that the device isn't quite ready for a hands-on demo and would only show us videos of what the tablet is supposed to be capable of.

The Motorola booth is a pretty striking affair that you can see from miles away. Just don't go to the wrong Motorola booth that's only showing cordless phones.

You can really see this from a mile away...

As with our initial impressions with the device, the Atrix 4G is very snappy, and we didn't have any problems while testing the unit. If this is the benchmark of dual-core processor smartphones, then we can't wait for the future.

Here's a look at the desktop dock. Note how simple it is? That's all you really need to turn the smartphone into a desktop computer.

The Cliq 2's keyboard feels very clicky, but then again, it's very similar to what the other Motorola phones have.

Motorola doesn't believe in loading your phones with unused apps, so they leave it blank, but they let you choose your own widgets to load.

As we've mentioned, no hands on with the Xoom as yet, and you can only watch videos that showcase the new Honeycomb OS.