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Motorola ATRIX For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-118-10737-9
352 pages
August 2011
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Welcome to the next generation of Androids – the Motorola ATRIX is here!

The revolutionary Motorola ATRIX has been hailed as the “king of the Androids” and puts the power of mobile computing right in your pocket. The new ATRIX smartphone can be docked in a number of devices to extend its functionality to a laptop, multimedia hub, and even a GPS device – making the ATRIX a full-fledged mobile computing device in a pint-sized package. 

Expert For Dummies author Dan Gookin starts you out with the smartphone basics, then walks you through the long list of amazing ATRIX features. From getting connected and going online to taking fantastic photos and videos, finding your way with Google Maps and GPS, filling your ATRIX with music, movies, cool Android apps, and everything in between, your smartphone skills will be off the hook by the time you’re finished with this book!

  • Helps you get up to speed quickly on how to use the Motorola ATRIX
  • Covers everything you need to know, including setup and configuration, texting, e-mailing, accessing the Internet, maps, navigation, camera, video, and synching with a PC
  • Filled with fast and easy how-tos, tricks, features, and techniques – all in full color
  • Explains how to use the ATRIX’s webtop application to connect to the Lapdock, Vehicle Dock, and HD Multimedia Dock and extend the smartphone experience to other devices
  • Includes information on troubleshooting, maintenance, and keeping your ATRIX in tip-top condition 

Whether you choose to pocket or dock it, you’ll have the world at your fingertips with your ATRIX smartphone and Motorola ATRIX For Dummies!

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Introduction 1

Part I: Hello, Atrix 4G 7

Chapter 1: An Atrix 4G of Your Own 9

Chapter 2: Setup and Configuration 27

Chapter 3: The Basic Atrix 4G Tour 43

Chapter 4: Human–Atrix 4G Interaction 57

Part II: Your Phone Basics 73

Chapter 5: It Makes Calls Too 75

Chapter 6: More Phone Stuff 89

Chapter 7: Message for You! 99

Chapter 8: The Friends, Enemies, and Contacts in Your Phone 107

Part III: Going Above and Beyond the Call 121

Chapter 9: When Your Thumbs Do the Talking 123

Chapter 10: The Electronic Missive 133

Chapter 11: Out on the Web 147

Chapter 12: The Social Networks 159

Chapter 13: The Atrix 4G Connection 169

Part IV: Your Phone as Utility Belt 187

Chapter 14: Fun with Maps and Navigation 189

Chapter 15: Say "Cheese" 201

Chapter 16: The Atrix 4G Guggenheim 209

Chapter 17: Music Is Your Atrix 4G 221

Chapter 18: The Apps and Nothing but the Apps 235

Chapter 19: More Apps from the Android Market 247

Part V: Off the Hook 257

Chapter 20: Out and About 259

Chapter 21: Customize Your Phone 267

Chapter 22: Maintenance and Troubleshooting 283

Part VI: The Part of Tens 297

Chapter 23: Ten Tips, Tricks, and Shortcuts 299

Chapter 24: Ten Things to Remember 307

Chapter 25: Ten Worthy Apps 313

Index 319

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Dan Gookin is the bestselling author of the very first For Dummies book and has enjoyed worldwide success with books that have been translated into 32 languages and have more than 12 million copies in print. His bestsellers include PCs For Dummies and Laptops For Dummies.

Bill Loguidice is cofounder and managing director of Armchair Arcade, one of PC Magazine's Top 100 Web Sites.

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July 15, 2011

Bestselling Dummies author Dan Gookin gives readers a closer look at the revolutionary Motorola ATRIX, his favorite features, and what new users should know about the device.

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