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Old February 2nd, 2012, 10:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default What else does/will have the fingerprint scanner?

I'm a proud owner of the Atrix almost since it came out. My company uses MobileIron technology to protect our phones, and it does not allow the pattern to be used to unlock. But it lets the fingerprint scanner, and that has been the biggest differentiation with this phone. While pulling it out of my pocket, I can swipe my finger, and it's unlocked and ready by the time I see it. It's been reliable, secure, and doesn't get me mad like my old blackberry did.

My question is this: I'm comfortable with keeping this phone for a while, but sooner or later wouldn't mind upgrading. Does anyone know of other phones (current or rumored) that has the same functionality?

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Right now this is the only phone with that feature. And it is really nice! There are othe phones though, like the Galaxy Nexus that uses your face to unlock your device, but it can also be unlocked with a picture.
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Right now this is the only phone with that feature. And it is really nice!
You'd think Motorola would have included the fingerprint scanner when they created the Atrix 2. I mean the fingerprint scanner is what makes an Atrix an Atrix and stand out from the other Android phones.
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You'd think Motorola would have included the fingerprint scanner when they created the Atrix 2. I mean the fingerprint scanner is what makes an Atrix an Atrix and stand out from the other Android phones.
Yeah Exactly! Hopefully, Motorola releases like an Atrix 3 or something and brings back the fingerprint scanner.
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I too love the fingerprint scanner. It does put the Atrix 4G in a class all by its self with this feature. I don't like the face detection security, since I can unlock my Atrix when driving using the fingerprint scanner. (not to mention what someone else mentioned above.) Got to admit, it would be hard for someone to steal your fingerprint to unlock your phone.
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I too love the fingerprint scanner. It does put the Atrix 4G in a class all by its self with this feature. I don't like the face detection security, since I can unlock my Atrix when driving using the fingerprint scanner. (not to mention what someone else mentioned above.) Got to admit, it would be hard for someone to steal your fingerprint to unlock your phone.
I was told that if you were to take a silly putty or clay and mold your finger print, it should work.
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I was told that if you were to take a silly putty or clay and mold your finger print, it should work.
Interesting, never thought of that one.
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Even nearly a year after it's release the Atrix 4G stands toe to toe with every phone currently available. Some might have a slightly faster processor or or bigger and or better screen, but none have the combination available with the Atrix 4G. A GB of Ram, 16 GB of on board storage, dual core 1GB Processor, fingerprint scanner, QHD resolution, 720p Hi Def recording, 4g (HSUPA) speeds.

Sadly I'd like to upgrade someday too, but I want this phone with a 1.5 (or better) dual core, a bigger brighter screen like the Atrix 2 and 4g LTE (or greater) speed, and I doubt I will ever see it.

But for now the ATRIX 4G is Awesome Sauce
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Sadly I'd like to upgrade someday too, but I want this phone with a 1.5 (or better) QUAD core, a bigger brighter screen like the Atrix 2 and 4g LTE (or greater) speed, fingerprint scanner, some form of ICS,
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OK, I yeild to your superior requests. And I agree, ICS would be a must. Course I am still holding out hope that we get the ICS upgrade for the 4G.
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OK, I yeild to your superior requests. And I agree, ICS would be a must. Course I am still holding out hope that we get the ICS upgrade for the 4G.
I am waiting for the devs over at XDA to stabilize the ICS build they are working on.
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Figured I had two things to add to this:

1) A friend recently went to purchase an AT&T Android, and asked the rep if any phones had this feature. He was told no, and that the reason was the fingerprint scanner, made by IBM, was very expensive. Now I'm sure some customers would pay extra for the feature, but that's what he was told.

2) I work with a team of engineers with background in security and pen testing. They tried putty, scotch tape, compressed air and latex gloves to try to duplicate my fingerprint, which was last on the phone and I would give them upon demand. They couldn't find a way to open the phone. If you just lay your finger on a sensor, that's a whole lot easier to fake. But actually moving your finger wipes the existing traces as it swipes, and no reasonable alternative was found.
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Not to mention all the accessories of the Atrix 4G. I have the lapdock and standard dock.
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Figured I had two things to add to this:

1) A friend recently went to purchase an AT&T Android, and asked the rep if any phones had this feature. He was told no, and that the reason was the fingerprint scanner, made by IBM, was very expensive. Now I'm sure some customers would pay extra for the feature, but that's what he was told.

2) I work with a team of engineers with background in security and pen testing. They tried putty, scotch tape, compressed air and latex gloves to try to duplicate my fingerprint, which was last on the phone and I would give them upon demand. They couldn't find a way to open the phone. If you just lay your finger on a sensor, that's a whole lot easier to fake. But actually moving your finger wipes the existing traces as it swipes, and no reasonable alternative was found.
Thanks for the input. I love the fingerprint scanner on my Lenovo, so I was quite excited when I got my Atrix!

Someone on here posted that it would be easy to replicate your fingerprint and unlock the phone using the scanner.
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Not to mention all the accessories of the Atrix 4G. I have the lapdock and standard dock.
I was so mad when I saw the post about the laptop dock going for $100 ($150?) at AT& T. Pissed me off that I didn't catch this news earlier
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I love the scanner too. Seems like there are no plans for a future phones to have one. I am looking seriously at the Samsung Note - even though I swore to never get another Samsung after the Captivate disaster. The thing I will miss most about the Atrix, no matter what my next phone is, will be the fingerprint scanner.

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Coming soon .... an new phone with a fingerprint scanner! Hope it's a nice package, sounds like nice specs.

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WOW!!! That's like our PERFECT phone replacement for the Atrix!!! *drools* What the Atrix2 should have been!!!
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I am waiting to see what the Atrix 3 comes out looking like but yes I am excited at the possibilities of this handset.

Hopefully it's offered in the US and on ATT ....
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Hopefully it's offered in the US and on ATT ....
Or in Canada
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