Motorola Lapdock 100

Motorola made us all fully aware of the fact they were going to be bringing top notch accessories to their higher-end devices in the future. What started with the Motorola Atrix 4G, webtop has now expanded into Motorola's latest accessory announcement being the Motorola Lapdock 100.

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.

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.

So when will it be available? 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. No pricing was announced as of yet either but you better believe we'll keep you all up to date on that.

Source: Motorola

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.

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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Motorola announces the new Motorola Lapdock 100 - Coming soon to Verizon Wireless, Sprint, and AT&T

28 Comments

If the laptop docks weren't so expensive, I'd actually consider getting one. Doubt the pricing will be any better on this one.

I just really don't understand why these need to exist. These phones are not even close to being able to run a full desktop environment. Just get a real netbook or a cheapo laptop. These things are underpowered, overpriced, featureless netbooks (basically they are even more useless than chromebooks)

They are not trying to be a full desktop.

They re trying to provide a device you can manage more than a terse reply to email while traveling, and which doesn't require yet another data contract, and another device to have all your documents exposed on laying around your hotel room while you are in meetings, because the phone stays in your pocket.

The question that comes to mind is why you would want to buy one of these thru a carrier?

Pretty sure these require an additional tethering plan (ATrix needed it), unless you did some hackery on the phone to remove the ridiculous "this is a different device" bs.

Why would it need tethering? You're not tethering anything. The lapdock is a screen and a keyboard and the rest is on the phone.

"These phones are not even close to being able to run a full desktop environment."

You might want to check the Photon forum.

Considering the absolutely ridiculous price of the first one, I probably won't be getting this one either, unfortunately. :(

I wonder if this type of connection will be a standard on Ice Cream Sandwich phones? Noticed the picture above connects at same point where the connection is on the Nexus Prime pictures.

I'm interested if the price is reasonable. I'd use it when I travel instead of lugging my laptop & my phone along.

That is a really cool idea. It eliminates the need for a separate netbook and tablet while adding functionality to a deice that everyone already has anyways. Sort of a unification of all those devices. I just hope that the carriers aren't stupid enough to charge for separate tethering to this device. Price is also going to a major concern here. It shouldn't be priced more than about $150. After that, as another person already pointed out, you might as well just purchase a netbook.

We need something like this for our sexy HTC Evos. Come on htc don't let motorola steal me from you for my next phone.

What I find very interesting is that it states it can handle text, voice, and data at the same time. From the wesite listed above:

"MULTITASK: PHONE & WEB IN ONE
Feel free to multitask. Lapdock gives you access to your phone and the Firefox web browser simultaneously. Take calls, text, browse the web or use your favorite web apps -- all at the same time."

It also states that is compatible with the current droid bionic through a software upgrade, but all the new Moto phones being soon to be released.

If I read into this correctly, the Bionic and future phone might be able to handle SDVO, or maybe they are just glossing over the 1x + LTE connection.

Either way if the cost is kept at $100 it should be a huge success. a price point at or higher than current tablets in the market really will not make many friends.

I was in a Verizon store over the weekend and they have a Moto Bionic sitting on one of these laptop pads. Unless they have another one, it was actually really nice to play with. I believe the price tag said 199, but i could be mistaken.

As far as the build went, seemed pretty straight forward, used similar to a regular laptop, so was certainly fun to play with. Build seemed to be that of an aluminum body, was light and nice.

Im sure this is what i saw, so its actually in some of the Verizon stores (Unless of course it was a different lapdock i was using)

-- EDIT

Just looked at the verizon website, i might have been playing with the other one they have... hopefully this Moto version is cheaper

Honestly, I really like the idea. I don't think i'll be buying another laptop. I was gonna have my desktop for home and a phone and a tablet for mobile stuff. With this, I can save a couple hundred dollars and just use my phone as a laptop when I need to.

The benefits to me seem to be that it's very tin and light, which is a huge plus, and it will probably have a huge battery since all they probably need in the case is the keyboard and trackpad.

I want to know how they are connecting... it looks like a compound plug. Is it HDMI for video, then just usb to charge and data and keyboard and mouse? What about audio? Is the headphone jack on the side of those phones?

If its connected to HDMI, then the audio would be going through that plug instead of going through the headphone jack

Someone needs to make a tablet like this. Just plug your phone in and you have a tablet. Hopefully this is where they are going with ICS

Its really nice to listen about the new innovation which is going to be introduced from the plate forms of Motorola ,the world's best company.I hope that would be a surprising thing.Curiously waiting.
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This is pathetic. I bought an Atrix cause I liked the webtop feature! And I'm already being thrown under the bus by lapdocks and pathetic successors.