A few days ago the unannounced Motorola Edison found its way into the FCC and tonight it has found its way into This Is My Next. The site has posted a colossal hands on with tons of pictures and information. To sum things up, this device is a beast. It is a “lovely phone” which “looks and feels fantastic” and is comparable to Verizon’s mega phone, the Droid Bionic. Unlike the Bionic’s hard, squared-off design the Edison features a curvier look and at first glance “it almost looks more like an HTC or a Samsung” device. Unlike the Bionic, the Edison has a flat back with no camera bump (they do share the same camera though). Regardless of the appearance, the construction of the device is classic Motorola, sturdy and the good kind of heavy.
The best news to come out of the hands on has to be about the 4.3-inch qHD screen – it is not a PenTile display. On the software side, the Edison sports the new not-so Blur, Blur (I have no idea what to call it these days) and runs Android 2.3.5 with a relatively light Bloatware load (and most can be uninstalled).
Like most high-end Motorla devices, the Edison has that fancy Webtop ability and an HDMI port. Performance wise, Quadrant results were reported between 2,100 and 2,400, which is standard for the duel-core 1GHz OMAP 4 processor. Another highlight is that the Edison contains physical camera button, yes not since the original Droid X has Moto included one. Internally the device sports 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage with a MicroSD card slot for additional space.
Overall the device is reported to be a great high-end smartphone for AT&T. To check out the full hands on of pictures and information check out the source link below.