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Motorola Atrix and lapdock video review

The phone that thinks it's a laptop
Tue May 17 2011, 16:04
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RESURGENT US MOBILE FIRM Motorola owes much of its current status and fortune to the adoption of Android. After all, without a better smartphone OS Motorola would probably have gone bust. So the Atrix is an interesting product that gathered a lot of attention at CES 2011 as the phone that becomes a laptop.

The truth is a little different though. The laptop part is a little limited and the keyboard is far from laptop quality. You can't install apps to use with the lapdock either - not without some hacking at any rate - which knocks another chunk off its usefulness.

And, annoyingly, the thing costs a fortune. The lapdock alone is priced at £300 and it's entirely useless without the Atrix itself, and that will cost £30 per month for 24 months and isn't yet available SIM free. But it's still an interesting product set, and a device that, with the introduction of Android Ice Cream Sandwich, could become even more useful.

A full review is on the way. In the meantime you can view the video above. µ

 

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