What else does/will have the fingerprint scanner?


  1. arsenalfc

    arsenalfc New Member

    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?

    Thanks!

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  2. Carlos A

    Carlos A Well-Known Member

    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.
  3. Roze

    Roze Hiding behind a mystery VIP Member

    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.
  4. Carlos A

    Carlos A Well-Known Member

    Yeah Exactly! Hopefully, Motorola releases like an Atrix 3 or something and brings back the fingerprint scanner.
  5. itsallgood

    itsallgood Well-Known Member

    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.
  6. Roze

    Roze Hiding behind a mystery VIP Member

    I was told that if you were to take a silly putty or clay and mold your finger print, it should work.
  7. itsallgood

    itsallgood Well-Known Member

    Interesting, never thought of that one.
  8. shalemail

    shalemail Well-Known Member Contributor

    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
  9. Roze

    Roze Hiding behind a mystery VIP Member

    fify ;)
  10. shalemail

    shalemail Well-Known Member Contributor

    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.
  11. Roze

    Roze Hiding behind a mystery VIP Member

    I am waiting for the devs over at XDA to stabilize the ICS build they are working on.
  12. arsenalfc

    arsenalfc New Member

    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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  13. itsallgood

    itsallgood Well-Known Member

    Not to mention all the accessories of the Atrix 4G. I have the lapdock and standard dock.
  14. Roze

    Roze Hiding behind a mystery VIP Member

    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.
    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 :(
  15. John I

    John I Well-Known Member

    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.

    John
  16. shalemail

    shalemail Well-Known Member Contributor

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  17. Roze

    Roze Hiding behind a mystery VIP Member

    WOW!!! That's like our PERFECT phone replacement for the Atrix!!! *drools* What the Atrix2 should have been!!!
  18. shalemail

    shalemail Well-Known Member Contributor

    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 ....
    :D
  19. Roze

    Roze Hiding behind a mystery VIP Member

    Or in Canada ;)

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