Motorola says the ATRIX HD will not support the Lapdock or WebTop

Motorola says the ATRIX HD will not support the Lapdock or WebTop
We've been giving you some pretty solid info on the Motorola ATRIX HD with our recent unboxing and benchmark tests, but we do have a bit of bad news about the new Android device and features that had to be cut in order for the phone to hit the $99 on-contract price point that it has. Motorola has confirmed that the ATRIX HD will not support the Lapdock accessory or the WebTop software environment. 

The news isn't completely surprising given the low price point Motorola was shooting for, and that neither the Lapdock nor WebTop were ever mentioned in any of the Motorola releases on the phone. Still, it is a bit disappointing. Motorola confirmed in a message to Phone Scoop that Motorola's aim was to stay "focused on the features that will deliver the greatest value for this device’s target audience" and offer "the experiences and software that this target would be most interested in and still be able to make it affordable."

Basically, it wasn't just that Motorola didn't want to add cost by adding the features, but the company wasn't convinced that consumers of a $99 phone would have much interest in an accessory that still costs $250. That seems like pretty solid reasoning to us.

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ATRIX HD
  • Display 4.5" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Battery 1780 mAh(9h talk time)

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9 Comments

1. FoxDavis

Posts: 60; Member since: Jul 12, 2012

Are there any decent phones besides some of the huge handsets out there at all? I was hoping this would be a great deal but it seems there are no really good deals out there!. Plus all the handsets have the same specs... It's all garbage.....haha Looks like I will be buying an unlocked version.

7. PhoneLuver

Posts: 481; Member since: Jul 05, 2010

Motorola sucks! Wasn't the Atrix range the signature device not so long ago? Now it's been reduced to $99. Talk about poor brand management!

2. jove39

Posts: 2145; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

ok...

3. eman99

Posts: 409; Member since: Aug 03, 2010

no wonder it at a hundred dollars this really sucks

4. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

bad idea, that option was awesome. hope they don't plan to get rid of it now that it became more polished and usable

5. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

um why put it on their? OF COURSE it wouldn't work. just get the newer dock.

6. Jimstar

Posts: 259; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

well tan my hide, I thought the lapdock and webtop functions were all software

8. frustyak

Posts: 248; Member since: Mar 08, 2010

How is AT&T going to make any money on the Atrix HD without being able to gouge us on the tethering fee required to use the Webtop?

9. BomberXL

Posts: 82; Member since: Jan 17, 2012

im fine with my original Atrix anyways...

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