Today AT&T officially announced the Motorola Atrix 2, a handset whose press shots we first saw leak late last month. An image of a new Moto Lapdock leaked at the same time and now it, too, has been made officially official. The Motorola Lapdock 100 features a 10.1-inch display, an "ergonomically-slanted keyboard" with dedicated Android navigation keys, a two-finger scroll touchpad, a pair of USB ports, and a five hours of battery life in a body that weighs in at 2.2 pounds. Moto says that the Lapdock 100 is compatible with "multiple Motorola smartphones," including the Atrix 2, DROID Bionic, and Photon 4G. Expect it to hit AT&T on October 17th followed by Sprint and Verizon later this quarter. No pricing details were given.
Motorola has previously said that would be expanding its range of Lapdock devices, so it's good to see the company follow through on its plans and bring a new, smaller Lapdock to tempt webtop device owners with. Moto also said that its new Lapdocks would cover "a broader price point," so it'll be interesting to see how the Lapdock 100 is priced when it launches on AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon. We'll be sure to pass along more details as we get them. If you were the owner of a webtop-enabled smartphone, how much would you be willing to pay for something like the Lapdock 100?
Making Your Smartphone Even Smarter
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.
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