Motorola's Lapdock 100 Brings Notebook-Like Style To Atrix 2, Photon 4G And Droid Bionic

Remember the Lapdock for the Atrix? It's back! In a slightly overhauled way, and with more compatibility than ever. The new Lapdock 100 will soon be arriving on Verizon Wireless, Sprint, and AT&T, boasting a 10.1" screen, built-in speakers, an 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 device upports 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. It ships with Firefox and Flash support, and 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.

It weighs just 2.2lbs., is compatible with the Atrix 2, Photon 4G and Droid Bionic, and will also be compatible with future Motorola webtop-enabled devices. It'll be available online at AT&T on 10/17. It will also be available through Verizon Wireless and Sprint later this quarter. No word on price, and we still aren't convinced that carrying this around trumps a tablet or netbook. Jury's out, as they say.