Motorola Atrix 4G HD Dock Makes First Retail Appearance at $60
You’d be right to be excited about the laptop dock that will be joining Motorola’s Atrix 4G when the phone makes its retail debut. We were pleasantly surprised to learn how relatively affordable the dock will be, selling for $150 once Best Buy gets its hands on it. It’s easy to let that dock overshadow the other add-on Motorola’s announced for the dual-core smartphone, the HD Multimedia Dock. Now we have an idea of what the HD Dock will end up running Atrix buyers, as it’s appeared on phone accessory-seller Fommy’s site for just around $60.
While you won’t get the benefits of a full-sized keyboard with the HD Dock, you can look forward to an even larger-screen experience, thanks to the available HDMI-out. Sure, plenty of phones offer HDMI connectivity, but this Atrix setup benefits from helping to streamline the hook-up process. Once Motorola releases its software update, enabling the Atrix 4G to record full-HD 1080p video, you should have plenty of reasons to attach the phone up to your TV.
In addition to the HDMI connection, the HD Dock gives the Atrix three full-sized USB ports for interfacing with accessories, lets you sync with a PC, and of course charges the phone. We haven’t heard which brick-and-mortar retailers will be carrying the HD Multimedia Dock yet, but Best Buy sounds like a safe bet.