Vodafone might have the HTC Sensation ahead of the game, but Orange has confirmed to Pocket-lint that it will be exclusively stocking the Motorola Atrix in May.

The phone, which was launched in January at CES, will be hitting the shelves early in the month, in time to go up against the Samsung Galaxy S II, which, we’ve had confirmation, will be available on O2.

“From today, consumers will be able to register their interest online or reserve their device from Orange retail shops and Orange telesales ahead of launch in early May,” says Orange.

The Motorola Atrix will launch exclusively on Orange and will be free on a £35 per month, 24-month contract, which includes 600 minutes, 750MB data allowance, fair usage texts, 50 MMS and fair usage Wi-Fi.

Orange has also said that it will be selling the two Atrix accessories; the Motorola HD Multimedia Dock, which has three USB ports and an HDMI port enabling connections to a keyboard, mouse, speakers and HDMI-compatible monitor for working at your desk; and the Motorola Lapdock, which has an incredibly thin design with an 11.6-inch screen, 36Wh three-cell battery that delivers up to 8 hours of battery life, full keyboard, stereo speakers, and weighs just 1.1 kilograms.  

Those who purchase the Motorola Atrix from Orange will also be able to take the Work and Play Kit which includes a remote control, mouse, HD multimedia dock and keyboard for only £49.99 (standard retail price £129.99). And to celebrate the launch, existing Orange pay monthly customers who upgrade to Motorola Atrix during the month of May this year will receive the Work and Play Kit for free. 

Customers will also be able to purchase the Motorola Lapdock from Orange, normally priced at £299.99, at reduced price points on select tariffs.

And, the company has introduced a dedicated 250MB data plan that includes free tethering.

Additionally, a new Panther Extra 60 plan has been created too, which includes 3,000 minutes, 1GB data allowance, unlimited texts and unlimited Wi-Fi (subject to fair usage) per month.

Business customers can get the Motorola Atrix and the Motorola Lapdock bundle free of charge on Solo 55. And existing customers will get a great deal when re-signing with the Motorola Atrix.