One of the most popular features of Motorola's Atrix 4G was the phone's ability to be docked into a special dummy laptop that expanded its functionality. The idea, exciting in theory, was less thrilling for customers for one central reason: the price.
But Motorola's isn't giving up. During the company's earnings call last week, Motorola CEO Sanjay Jha told investors to expect more from the company's Lapdock concept.
"You will see multiple devices from us in the second half launching with these capabilities, and we will expand the range of our Lapdock devices so we cover a broader price point, addressing both the enterprise premium tier as well as more consumer tiers," Jha told investors.
Clearly, Jha has heard the cries of potential Atrix 4G owners pained by the device's price-point. While the Atrix itself is priced at an understandable $199, with the accompanying dock, that price gets boosted to $500 - no small fee for a new phone. Motorola will likely tweak the screen size and resolutions of the newer dock screens in an attempt to differentiate them from one other.
But for those who really want the Atrix 4G set up, Motorola says that AT&T will slash $100 off the price before the end of May. We'll have to wait on news from AT&T on that, however.