Although still under development, it looks like the secret is out and this new addition from Motorola is about to make its entrance, albeit not as violently as its namesake who used to be a barbarian.

This all-touch screen handset comes in the wake of the Motorola Alexander (possibly named after another leader) but the Motorola Atila does not have the weird sliding QWERTY keyboard of its predecessor. It does promise to be able to hold its own as a competent smartphone with some of its many features. They include: a 2.8 inch QVGA touch screen display, some WiFi, Windows Mobile 6.1 and 7.2Mbps HSDPA with 1.8Mbps HSUPA for broadband-like data speeds on both the downstream and uplink. Well designed, it remains to be seen about price and whether or not the Motorola Atila will be able to capture a significant share of the touch screen smartphone market, where handsets like the iPhone 3G, HTC Touch Diamond, and Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1 are expected to reign king.

Perhaps Motorola could use some advice from Attila’s namesake on how to capture things? If they ask, they better spell his name right and add that other “l”.

Maybe it’s better to just wait and see.

[Slippery Brick]



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