Jul 28 AT 2:39 PM Dustin Earley 16 Comments

Pictures of Motorola MB865 surface online; dual-core processor, AT&T LTE in tow?

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AT&T users drooling over the Droid Bionic may not have a reason to be jealous anymore. Pictures of a mysterious Motorola handset have popped up online attached to the model number MB865. As rumor has it, we may be looking at the follow-up to the Motorola Atrix (a GSM Bionic hybrid). Only this time it has some sort of dual-core Qualcomm processor and (possibly) LTE inside.

Before any pictures were leaked, there was good reason to believe some sort of AT&T branded Bionic was in the works. MB and XT are generally used as model codes for AT&T or Verizon devices. (Both companies have been known to interchange the letters). A quick search for the XT865 online brings up plenty of results for the Droid Bionic. If Verizon used XT with the numbers 865, AT&T could have gone with the model code MB.

A Picasa search for the MB865 brought up some recent pictures attributed to the account of a Qualcomm worker by the name of Fred Oh. If a Qualcomm employee is using a Motorola prototype device, there’s a good chance it’s got a Qualcomm processor inside. And if the MB865 is using a Qualcomm processor, there’s a good chance it’s a dual-core Snapdragon MSM8x60. Since the Bionic is using an OMAP processor, it’s safe to assume the MB865 is not just another name for Verizon’s upcoming flagship.

Once the MB865 name was making its rounds through the blogosphere, it didn’t take long for pictures to show up on ePrice.tw. Thanks to those pictures, we now know the MB865 is indeed coming to AT&T. And it has an 8MP 1080p camera, which normally requires a dual-core processor to run.

As far as the MB865 and the inclusion of LTE go, that’s just speculation on our part. AT&T’s LTE network is slated to go live this year, and Ma Bell’s flagship iPhone will undoubtedly land without it. This gives Motorola the chance to swoop in and pick up even more customers looking to break free from the clutches of Apple. Also keep in mind that, while the MB865 is rumored to be some sort of Atrix 2, we’re still labeling it a reworked GSM Bionic. And as you all know at this point, the Bionic does come with LTE radios inside.

That’s all we have for now, but we’ll certainly be on the lookout for more. Until then, what say you AT&T customers? Do you see an Atrix 2 in your future?

Source: UnwiredView

Dustin Earley: Tech enthusiast; avid gamer; all around jolly guy.

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  • Soyo

    That kind of looks like ICS…

    • Danny

      How do you know what ICS looks like?

    • Aaron

      Oh please, its MotoShittblur.

  • BiGMERF

    No go for me. Im sure many Att peeps will be somewhat happy by this.. But Att is 4th on my list of providers , just in front of metropcs. lol

  • kevinc

    Look closely at the second image (the one with the finger poised over the center of the touch screen).

    To the immediate right of the “Motorola” brand label on the top of the phone, there’s a ghost image of the text “Sony Ericsson”.

    What’s up with that?

    • Dustin Earley

      Perhaps Sony manufactured the display?

    • http://Website NotRelevent

      It also has an AT&T logo printed on the right corner, and on the left corner of the screen it says “China Mobile”

      Methinks this was photoshopped.

  • Interpol91

    Not really an eye popper for me. Specs sound interesting but I would rather have the SGSII

  • Paul Atreides

    The front reminds me of an HTC device and the back resembles something from Samsung…

  • pikahatonjon

    qualcomm doesnt only make processors.

    • pikahatonjon

      if it has LTE like you say, it could have a qualcomm let modem

  • Joshua

    Why would there be a reason to be jealous? We’ve had the dual core Atrix since Feb… the Droid Bionic isn’t that much of a jump. I don’t know what the fuss is, i’m not going to run out and replace my Atrix for a 3mp jump in camera, who cares?

  • http://www.infotainmentempire.com pekosROB

    For some reason, that display looks like it’s curved like a wave, multiple ups and downs… probably just the lighting but man that keeps making my eyes feel like it’s wavy.

  • Eric

    Guys…its a complete fake. Look at the second picture closely. You can clearly see “Sony Ericson” at the top of the phone. Its a complete fake.

    http://phandroid.com/2011/07/27/new-upgraded-motorola-atrix-for-att-caught-on-camera-possible-sequel/

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1189331&page=1

  • sylar

    Well if it’s real then cool if not well I’ll just keep waiting for the Samsung Galaxy II S.

  • muadhnate

    Oh snap! That looks too much like an iphone. Quick! Somebody call Apple so they can sue.