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Motorola Announces Lapdock 100 for Webtop-enabled Phones Including the DROID Bionic

If the original Lapdock that was available for the DROID Bionic wasn’t fulfilling your needs, there is a new version on the way that may be worth a look.  The Lapdock 100 was announced today by Motorola, giving them flexibility in the webtop game going forward. Rather than having to build a new piece of hardware for each webtop-enabled phone, the 100 allows them to use a cable to connect phones instead of physically docking them.

The Lapdock 100 will have a slightly smaller 10.1 screen, ergonomically-slanted keyboard, and is incredibly lightweight at just 2.2lbs. Available on AT&T first (likely for the Atrix 2), it will make its way to Verizon later in the 4th quarter. No pricing has been announced.  

New Motorola LAPDOCK™100 Coming Soon to Verizon Wireless, Sprint, and AT&T

Motorola Mobility today introduces the latest smart companion device for its premier line of webtop-enabled smartphones with the arrival of the Motorola LAPDOCK™ 100. Unleashing the full-scale power of select Motorola devices, the new Motorola LAPDOCK 100 gives consumers the ability to reach the ultimate smart mode, play mode, or productivity mode.

Equipped with a bright 10.1 inch high resolution screen, high quality audio, large ergonomically-slanted keyboard with dedicated Android™ keys, touch-pad, multi-tasking capabilities, and desktop-class tabbed web browsing using Wi-Fi or the smartphone’s data plan, the innovative companion device is now more affordable, lightweight, and intuitive.

Motorola LAPDOCK 100 supports full multi-tasking – making it easy to respond to an incoming text or take a call while browsing the web, using any one of the thousands of Android™ apps available, viewing pictures, or listening to music.

Owners of supported Motorola webtop-enabled smartphones can view multiple windows simultaneously, watch or share their favorite movie, type long emails or text messages, and even create full documents with a new keyboard and integrated two-finger scroll touch-pad. Motorola LAPDOCK 100 with webtop includes a recently updated full Firefox® browser and Adobe™ FLASH™, delivering broad compatibility across more content and more sites. Work documents can be viewed using the popular PDF format, edited and shared using QuickOffice™ or Google® Docs, or even printed to a long list of supported printers through the integrated MOTOPRINT™ application. Motorola LAPDOCK 100 also includes a PC-like File Manager, making it convenient and intuitive to view, copy, paste, move or delete files on your smartphone or its integrated SD card. And if more space is needed, the device’s two USB ports support USB storage, so hard drives or thumb drives can be used to back-up or transfer content such as personal pictures, video, or data to and from your phone.

At a mere 2.2lbs (less than 1Kg), Motorola LAPDOCK 100 is designed to be as mobile as its owners’ lives. Compact enough to carry in a back-pack or briefcase, use in the office, in the classroom, at a café or on the couch at home, the device’s up to five hour* battery charges the phone so a user never loses their freedom to be mobile.

Motorola LAPDOCK 100 is compatible with multiple Motorola smartphones, including Motorola ATRIX™ 2, PHOTON™ 4G, and DROID BIONIC by Motorola.** It will also be compatible with future Motorola webtop-enabled devices.

The Motorola LAPDOCK 100 will be available online at AT&T on 10/17. It will also be available through Verizon Wireless and Sprint later this quarter.

For more information on Motorola LAPDOCK™ 100, visit www.motorola.com/lapdock100.

*Battery life dependant on adjusted screen brightness, speaker volume and other factors.

**Software update may be required for optimized experience.

Certain features, services and applications are regional and network dependent and may not be available in all areas; additional terms, conditions and /or charges may apply. All features, functionality and other product specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation. Contact your service provider for details.

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  • Pamela Wik-Grimm

    The lapdock is a loser all around. Took Motorola three weeks and many, many phone calls to finally ship me one. It worked for 48 hours and now won’t load the webtop. Three attempts with tech support to fix and they have no idea why not. Their system doesn’t recognize the serial number, so they can’t process the repair order. Here I sit with a useless piece of electronics and no way to get it fixed. Motorola customer service is so inept that I would never recommend trying to deal with them.

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    great news) wow) should be such to buy)

  • RW-1

    Nice, but fail all over it.

    It’s too bad theose out in lemming land don’t know better, and will keep feeding the Jha.

  • Anonymous

    The main difference between the Atrix and Bionic lapdock is the reverse placement of the HDMI and USB ports. That being said, you could easily get HDMI and USB extensions and use either the Atrix or Bionic just as this lapdock 100.

  • Anonymous

    Looks like a good way to break some connections with that setup

  • jbonics

    Why don’t they sell a plug than makes a existing laptop a dual boot windows/android power house. Eppppiiiiccccc failailailaillll.

    • http://www.facebook.com/PurdueGuy Jonathan Swain

      You have no idea what you’re talking about.  You can’t just “sell a plug” that makes a laptop dual boot.  It requires programming on the laptop/lapdock side.  They could potentially try to develop something to do what you’re talking about, but it’s not going to be plug&play, which is the level most customers need products to be at, and what will sell.  On top of that, it’s a completely different hardware setup.  A laptop powered up is going to automatically be running the processor, hard drive, motherboard, etc, etc, so you’re not going to get the same battery efficiency as from one of these lapdocks.  I agree that the kind of device you’re talking about might be neat, but it’s not going to be a $200-300 device.

  • Ravnos CC

    Does the LapDock count as “tethering” with Verizon?  The way moto is trying to sell it as “internet everywhere” yada yada, I wouldn’t be surprised…

  • Anonymous

    Love the LapDock BUT at $299 meh, at $199 we are getting close! and at $99 THAT’S WHERE I SEE THE SWEET SPOT FOR THIS TYPE OF DEVICE!

    Great idea Moto, just too pricey at this point, in my opinion of course

    • Lgreg64

      99 is just right with netbooks around 200 the phone will cost 200-300

  • Anonymous

    If 100 is a reference to the price I might be somewhat interested.

  • Uhh…what?!

    MOTO is headed in the direction of Apple…locked devices that only function with MOTO branded products…

  • Anonymous

    “Certain features, services and applications are regional and network
    dependent and may not be available in all areas; additional terms,
    conditions and /or charges may apply. All features, functionality and
    other product specifications are subject to change without notice or
    obligation. Contact your service provider for details.”

    Yay! That means Verizon will probably want to charge a monthly fee to use something that is basically provides an alternate display and keyboard input.

  • Phoenixy

    ” including Motorola ATRIX™ 2, PHOTON™ 4G, and DROID BIONIC by Motorola”And what about my OG ATRIX ? …

  • Anonymous

    When the lapdock uses Chrome OS (or at least the Chrome browser) I might be tempted.  Until then, pass.

  • BJ P.

    d3??

  • http://twitter.com/kirilv Kiril

    Why is this carrier-specific again? If it fits any Motorola phone, why can’t Motorola just sell it without a middleman. There are no radios, or really any significant hardware in the dock, so why in the world is it “coming to carriers”? What is it that will make the Verizon dock different that the AT&T dock?

    • EC8CH

      One bleeds red, the other bleeds blue.

  • FortitudineVincimus

    IF it was also a tablet I might care, as is.. don’t care

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  • Mctypething

    Why is Motorola constantly announcing new versions of products they just sold about 10 minutes ago? Are they trying to alienate the few loyal customers they have left? Great business plan.

    • Anonymous

      Bro, mad are u?

      • Mctypething

        As a matter of fact, yes! Imagine buying this lapdock thing and then seeing this story come out. You probably had to really coax yourself into buying the lapdock to begin with, and now Moto is coming out with something better. They really need to stretch these product life cycles out a little.

        • Anonymous

          Kinda like the Bionic-RAZR 1-2 combo, eh?  Maybe you can flip your lapdock on Gazelle or eBay for 80% return.  This is why I still have an OG… every 3 months a new rumor about something bigger and better comes out.

          • Mctypething

            I didn’t buy a lapdock, but have the Bionic. IMO, the lapdock is a completely useless accessory. I don’t need to buy a $300 toy to plug my phone into in order to surf the internet using Firefox. I have no idea why anyone would buy the lapdock.

          • Anonymous

            I would like to see a tablet that can synch up to any Android device and have complete access to all of your phone files and mirror your device as if you’re looking at your phone with the ability to do any functions on the device via tablet.

        • Anonymous

          Like ditching your D1 for a D2 only to have the DX launch a month later?

      • Scott

        Yoda?

        • Adam Elghor

          no, ur mom…

    • kretz

      I liked your post because it does seem like they are pushing out way too many products too fast. However, if you bought a dock for the atrix, photon, or bionic then you can just use that dock. There would be no need to buy this, obviously, but it’s a good idea for future devices so you don’t have to buy a new dock every time you get a new phone.

      • Mctypething

        true, but in just looking at this for 2 seconds it looks like a better product than the original lapdock. That thing looks like something you see in model homes where all of the knick-knacks are fake.

        • Anonymous

          I had to laugh. That is the funniest observation because it is so true.

        • Adam Elghor

          but are u mad?

    • Anonymous

      Are they xooming too fast for you?

      /crickets

    • Anonymous

      The yet to be announced Droid Razr comes to mind…

  • Anonymous

    Yay, another overpriced, poorly-performing awkward dock. Just what we needed. (This is sarcasm, in case you couldn’t tell).

    • Ashton

      wtf do you have to have firefox on ur phone to get the full fetures on the lapdock