Bionic lapdock $299.97

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    **UPDATED** Bionic lapdock $199.97 AR

    [​IMG]Motbiolapdk is the sku and it's $299.97

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    **UPDATE**

    Dock is going to be $199.97 after $100 Mail-in Rebate if you chose data pk $50 or higher
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    Still too much. I'll pass unless it's on eBay for cheaper.
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    I hope that it being marked at $300 means that amazon (or someone else) will offer it for $150 or $100 after a month or so...
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    I hope so too but I doubt even Amazon would mark something down that's this big anytime soon. $250 is the most I would ever pay for the lapdock. $300 is still too much. $199 would be perfect so I'll be scooping out eBay. I also wonder if the Bionic is compatible with the Atrix version....
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    Yep. In a month or so we will likely see the Bionic and Dock for $300.
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    If they were bundled together for that much, who wouldn't buy it??? I would take them both bundled for $400 but no more.
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    What exactly does the lapdock come with, besides a small (for laptop standards anyways) 11.6" screen? What kind of connectivity will it give me? USB? Ethernet? Does it come with a keyboard and touchpad like all other laptops have, or will I need to buy a keyboard and mouse for it too?

    If I'm basically spending $300 on just midget laptop screen, I'm thinking it's not much bang for my buck.

    Why does everything lately to do with smartphones feel like such a huge ripoff to me? Am I the only one the feels that way? :)
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    From Droid Life:

    View attachment 39672 Click to enlarge

    I can make out the keyboard and track pad.
    I'm assuming it uses the Wi Fi from your phone but I haven't a clue about USB, Ethernet, etc.

    EDIT: If I remember correctly, external USB support comes out with ICS.
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    I dunno, paying the same price for the lapdock as the phone seems ridiculous. Put the 2 together you can get a decent laptop.. what they should have done, is made a laptop thats Bionic compatible... I dunno ... mixed feelings..
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    I'm not sure if it was ever confirmed, but supposedly similar devices on AT&T use the phones Wifi or if you pay for tethering you can use the phones Data connection (which I think is total BS).
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    Yeah.... they are out of their F'ing minds. Sorry but I just bought a 13.3 inch laptop with a 10 hour battery life that is more powerfull and does A LOT MORE than this ripoff. LOL not a chance in hell i'm gonna buy this.
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    Yeah with the Atrix I think you have to pay for tethering or use wifi. That would definitely be a no in that case, unless someone could find a way to free tether with it.


    Actually what would be better is if somehow I could (maybe with the webtop adaptor) dual boot my normal laptop. Basically boot windows7 or my droid bionic. That would be a cool mod. If only my laptop screen had HDMI in.
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    They sell this to the stupid.
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    Have to agree with the majority, this is a "no point" device.

    If you want a laptop, you'll buy a nicer one. If you want to hook your Bionic to your laptop, you still can.

    The lapdock is some weird idea that we needed an entirely new $300 device designed, to do what a 5$ cord does already.

    Maybe they think it will catch on in very large work places. Since phones have become such a staple of staying in touch with coworkers, they think it would be helpful to, nope... still don't get it.

    Simply plug your pc into your phone, done.
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    I think charging for tethering to use a data connection on a lapdock really hurts the entire "additional fee" argument for tethering.

    1. People would say it is crazy to pay the tethering fee to use their HDMI out capability.
    2. People would say it is crazy to pay the tethering fee to use a bluetooth keyboard and mouse.
    3. People would say it is crazy to pay the tethering fee to use the HDMI out and a bluetooth keyboard and mouse.
    4. HDMI Out/Keyboard/Mouse ~ Lapdock Functionality
    5. Lapdock Functionality with data ~ Tethering to a laptop (kind of a stretch, but you get the point)

    But hey, I guess they have to draw the line somewhere if they want to make extra money of people who don't know any better.
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    What a minute, I was always under the assumption that the laptop just allowed for a bigger screen and you could still use you phones data without being charged for tethering. If that's not the case and I have to pay for tethering, why wouldn't I just use my laptop and tether with my phone. What a stupid, pointless attachment if that's the case


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    This is all based on AT&T's policy with the Atrix. Verizon may not follow suit on this one. But if they do, you can use wifi data all you want, but if you are using you data connection on the lapdock, you will be required to pay the tethering fee.
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    If they make us pay tethering fees than they better lower the price of the lapdock by a lot!
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