One of the biggest selling points of the Motorola Atrix has been its webtop app that allows it to take on an entirely different life when connected to docks such as the laptop version. While this was the only handset shown at CES (Consumer Electronics Show) to support the technology, Motorola is now saying we will see it hit more phones by the second half of this year.
According to Droid Life, Motorola Mobility CEO Sanjay Jha has been speaking at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference, and commented on the possibility of the functionality coming to more of the company’s phones. Specifically named was the Droid Bionic which is expected to be released in April of this year, and he said that he hoped that all of the “high-end” phones from Motorola would have it by the end of 2011.
While an interesting addition to phones, the implementation is not exactly seamless, and some are finding it sluggish. As we opined in a recent piece on the Atrix laptop dock, we still aren’t clear on why you would go for this option over carrying a netbook, laptop or tablet. It’s going to take up nearly the same amount of space, so why not have that much more power?
We don’t know yet if all Motorola phones with the webtop feature will use the same laptop dock, or if they will get model specific versions. Also of note is that Mr. Jha said that the second half of the year would see all high-end Motorola phones having this feature, but the Droid Bionic launches in April, a bit earlier than that. We’re not sure if he meant it would actually have it at launch, or if it might be added as a download a few months after launch. There is sure to be a clarification in the not too distant future.
What do you think? Is Motorola adding the webtop ability to all of their high-end phones an industry game changer?
[via Droid Life]