Motorola, now owned by Google, has introduced a new smartphone accessory called the Lapdock 100. This is the second lapdock from Motorola, and replaces the last one, and is now more affordable, lightweight, and intuitive.
The Lapdock 100 works with webtop-enabled smartphones, which includes Motorola Atrix 2, Photon 4G, and Droid Bionic by Motorola — though none of these are available in India right now. It will also be compatible with future Motorola webtop-enabled devices.
The Lapdock comes with a 10.1 inch high resolution screen, high quality audio, large laptop style keyboard with dedicated Android keys, touch-pad, multi-tasking capabilities, and desktop-class tabbed web browsing using WiFi or the smartphone’s data plan.
Motorola Lapdock 100 supports full multi-tasking, making it possible to respond to an incoming text or take a call while browsing the web, using any one of Android apps available, viewing pictures, or listening to music.
Owners of supported Motorola webtop-enabled smartphones can view multiple windows simultaneously, watch or share their favorite movie, type long emails or text messages, and even create full documents with a new keyboard and integrated two-finger scroll touch-pad.
Motorola Lapdock 100 with webtop includes a recently updated full Firefox browser and Adobe Flash. Work documents can be viewed using the popular PDF format, edited and shared using QuickOffice or Google Docs, or even printed through a long list of supported printers through the integrated Motoprint application.
Motorola Lapdock 100 also includes a PC-like File Manager, making it convenient to view, copy, paste, move or delete files on your smartphone or from its integrated SD card. The device’s two USB ports also support USB storage, so hard drives or thumb drives can be used to back-up or transfer content such as personal pictures, video, or data to and from your phone.
The Lapdock weighs less than 1kg and is compact enough to carry in a back-pack or briefcase, use in the office, in the classroom, at a café or on the couch at home, the device’s up to five hour battery charges the phone.
The Motorola Lapdock 100 will be available online through AT&T from 17th October in USA. It will also be available through Verizon Wireless and Sprint later this quarter in the USA.
There is no information on when it would be launched in India. As there is no supported smartphone available, we do not expect it to be launched in India anytime soon.