Today people generally have a laptop for their computer usage and a smartphone for on-the-go communications, however Motorola are really mixing things up with the Motorola Atrix, which is a smartphone which is dockable to make it a cloud computer.
As you can probably tell by the opening paragraph it is quite hard to explain this product as it is completely unique, so much so that BetaNews.com suggest that it may well be a contender for the the best announcement at CES 2011.
You can see a video showing exactly what the Motorola Atrix is capable of at the end of this post, the video clearly shows a dockable smartphone which can dock into a mobile computer, television or desktop PC, once docked you can see a webtop interface which also shows your smartphone’s display (virtually), which should mean that you have full access to your smartphone even if it is docked.
The Atrix runs Android, however it utilizes a Mozilla-based webtop OS when it is docked, the video at the end of this post shows a thin and light netbook-like mobile computer. BetaNews raise the point that the Atrix is not defined by the screen it is built into and can be docked to suit a user’s needs wherever they are, on the bus, at home or in an Internet cafe.
You can see PCWorld’s hands-on time with the Motorola Atrix here, it shows the HD Dock being used to connect the Atrix to a large HDTV, once docked you can control your smartphone, run mobile apps, experience a richer web experience and even send text message using a keyboard and mouse, it looks great!
We would love to hear what you thought about the Motorola Atrix 4G’s dockability (if thats not a word it should be) and the overall concept, do you think that a dockable smartphone will become a serious alternative to a desktop computer / laptop in the future?