Back in February, we put up our review of the Motorola Atrix 4G and its cool laptop dock accessory. That laptop dock turned the Atrix smartphone into a netbook that you could use for surfing the web and checking out connect on a larger screen. The smartphone had to be docked for the laptop dock to function since the laptop section has no processing power on its own. The downside to that laptop dock is that the functionality of it wasn’t all we hoped for.
Still, the laptop dock concept of the Atrix 4G is very appealing and with a few tweaks it could be a fantastic accessory. Motorola thinks so too apparently and is set to offer move laptop docks for its smartphone line in the second half of 2011. Motorola doesn't specify what devices would get laptop docks nor does it say what the price range might be. Motorola CEO Sanjay Jha said during a call that the new docks would land in the second half of the year.
Jha also said that the docks would cover a wider range of prices and would address the premium tier of users and consumer tiers as well. I would take that to mean the docks will work for high-end smartphones and the lower priced smartphones as well. I hope that they tweak the software and browser on the dock, which was what needed the most work in our review.
[via Android Community]