Motorola Lapdock 100 Comes To Sprint October 21?


Last week, Motorola announced that it would be updating its line of Webtop-compatible accessories for Android smartphones, releasing the Lapdock 100. Like the original planned for the Motorola Atrix, the new Lapdock enables docked phones to run on a high-resolution screen, with a full version of Firefox for web browsing, and with a laptop-sized QWERTY keyboard. At the time of the dock’s announcement, Motorola revealed the strategy for its release on AT&T, beginning October 17, but had no more specific details for a Verizon or Sprint launch than “sometime this year”. Now a Sprint employee has released some details from an internal email, suggesting the carrier will get the Lapdock on October 21.

Since the new Lapdock 100 will be compatible with all future Webtop phones, why does it matter which carrier you get it from? Motorola hasn’t yet revealed the details of the accessory’s pricing, but there’s a good chance it will be on the pricy side of things. That means that a lot of its sales could come not as a stand-alone dock, but bundled with a compatible Motorola smartphone, with subsidies helping to keep costs down. This isn’t necessarily a given; right now we await hearing accurate news of the Lapdock’s retail price.

There’s been no update as to when Verizon might start carrying the dock, too, but if this Sprint leak is accurate, it’s likely Verizon will get the Lapdock in the near future, as well.

Source: Engadget

Via: Phandroid

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen’s first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he’s convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he’s not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits

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