Motorola's new Lapdock 100 works with Photon 4G, Atrix 2

Summary:Motorola's latest Lapdock is compatible with Webtop-enabled phones both present and future.

If there is one thing we've learned about Motorola recently, it's that the company has a habit of annoucing new versions of products it released painfully recently. And its Lapdock is no exception.

Motorola's Lapdock 100 is fairly similar to its predecessors. The device features a 10.1-inch screen, dedicated Android buttons, and a pair of USB ports. Weighing  2.2-pounds, Lapdock 100 is roughly the same weight as Asus's Ultrabook.

More interesting is that Mototorola has made a big change in how phones connect to the Lapdock. Whereas dedicated Lapdocks for the Atrix and Droid Bionic severely limited the number of devices that could attach to them, Motorola decided to go a different direction with the Lapdock 100. Devices now connect to the Lapdock via a cable, a move that greatly expands the number of phones the device can be used with. This includes both the Photon 4G and recently-announced Atrix 2. The Lapdock 100 will also be compatable with future webtop-enabled devices, making the device fairly future-proof, at least in the short term.

There's no price point for the Lapdock 100 just yet, but if it's priced anywhere near its predecessors, it won't be cheap. Expect it online via AT&T on October 17th.

Topics: Mobility, Telcos

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Ricardo Bilton writes for ZDNet's The ToyBox.

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