Motorola promises more Lapdock action for 2012

Motorola promises more Lapdock action for 2012The Motorola Atrix will be remembered not only for claiming to be the most powerful smartphone in the world when in fact it wasn't, but also for introducing us to the Lapdock.

Yes, Asus may have taken the thing to the next level, but the Lapdock was nonetheless one of the best things Motorola came up with in 2011, and now it's promising to keep the concept going in 2012.

The add-on for the Android powerhouse is essentially a slave netbook: slot your Atrix in and it'll automatically reinterpret its smartphone ways into laptop form. A high price and narrow compatibility held the Lapdock back from being a hands-down success, however, but Motorola isn't ready to throw in the towel just yet.

Speaking to AllThingsD, Moto exec Christy Wyatt said it was a “very bold move” to introduce the Lapdock, but promised “I do think you are going to see us continue to go down that path”.

She didn't go into details, but given that the arrival of the Atrix 2 also saw a more universal Lapdock 100 touching down, and Motorola has also recently introduced the MotoACTV fitness accessory thingy, it looks like it's into this accessory business for the long haul.

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FuricTrax  Jan. 1, 2012 at 16:02

I'm not sure how popular these are, but I thought the other day how useful it would be to just plug my Desire S into something with a bigger screen/keyboard.

jmarcelino  Jan. 1, 2012 at 18:35

Plugging in is so outdated. They should really be looking at some sort of wireless docking.

Treab  Jan. 1, 2012 at 19:42

I like the idea. but they need to ensure the price is cheap or a part of a mobile package without bumping the price too much... makes them unique which is appealing.


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