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Motorola Atrix HD Doesn't Support WebTop or Lapdock

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Jul 12, 2012, 3:59 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

The Motorola Atrix HD does not ship with Motorola's WebTop software and will not support Motorola's lapdock accessory. Motorola explained to Phone Scoop in an email that WebTop was excluded in order to help meet the retail price of $99 being charged by AT&T. The company "focused on the features that will deliver the greatest value for this device’s target audience," said a Motorola spokesperson. "Motorola Atrix HD was designed for people who get excited about new technology that is relevant to their lifestyle, but are also price conscious. So we’re offering the experiences and software that this target would be most interested in and still be able to make it affordable." WebTop together with the lapdock allow certain Motorola smartphones to act like a web-connected laptop, with a full Firefox browser and access to all the apps, media and features offered by the phone itself.

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Jul 12, 2012, 6:35 PM

Did anyone actually buy these, and if so, why?

Why did anyone buy these? I get it, the idea is very cool, but also cool: a sustainable product and accessories roadmap that doesn't leave a $500.00 accessory obsolete when you change models of your phone.

Does anyone, ever think Motorola has *ever* enough foresight to work this kind of long-term platform?
If it was more cost-effective that would be one thing, but with the pricing there's really no advantage over just buying a laptop.

Jul 12, 2012, 4:04 PM

scree mirroring?

No WebTop isn't a big deal. But does this also mean that you can hook up an HDMI cable and mirror the screen without a stupid media dock???
Technically, you should be able to. It has the miniHDMI port, so if your computer is capable.... it should work.

Jul 12, 2012, 4:09 PM

Certain Phones, Really?

When the Atrix first launched, I don't recall any Motorola phones that could use the lapdock. At least, they never advertised it. Besides, for those who spent the $400 for the phone and dock combo, do any of the newer Moto phones work for it? Just seems like a waste of customers money to me if it doesn't.
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