Motorola DROID BIONIC Lapdock Hands-on

Motorola DROID BIONIC Lapdock Hands-on
Even though the Motorola ATRIX 4G introduced us to the slew of Webtop enabled accessories back earlier in the year, the recently launched Motorola DROID BIONIC follows in the same path with its offerings. Of them all, the optional $299.99 Lapdock is by far the the most interesting out of the bunch mainly because it mimics the styling and functionality of a netbook or laptop – albeit, it’s one pricey accessory. However, if you do decide on picking it up with the purchase of an on-contract Motorola DROID BIONIC, you’ll get a $100 mail-in-rebate as part of a package deal.

Looking at it, the Lapdock for the Motorola DROID BIONIC is nearly an identical model to the one for the Motorola ATRIX 4G with the exception that the dock connector will only accommodate the DROID BIONIC – and nothing else. It features an 11.6” display, chicklet style keyboard, soft touch coating, trackpad, two full sized USB ports, and speakers. Both streamlined and durable feeling, there’s no arguing that it’s an eye-catching thing from afar, but it does pack a substantial amount of weight with it. Nevertheless, the construction and design are undoubtedly top-notch.

Naturally, the main highlight with the Lapdock is the fact that it offers Motorola’s uniqe Webtop experience, which essentially offers a full Mozilla Firefox browser and common smartphone functionality. Business users might find it tedious to work with, since it doesn’t offer any dedicated productivity apps, but seeing that it’s connected to the web and offers a full featured web browser, you can still access things like Google Docs on the go. Still, we're able to interact with the smartphone since we’re given access to a virtual representation of the handset within the Webtop interface.

All in all, if you can overlook the steep price it’s sporting, you may find a complementary accessory for the Motorola DROID BIONIC.

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