DROID Bionic Accessory Lineup Will Include Webtop Adapter for Quick, Inexpensive...

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    It’s pretty well known that the lapdock accessory for the Motorola Atix wasn’t a success due to an insanely high price tag and mostly buggy software. In fact, Motorola CEO Sanjay Jha in a Q2 earnings call, commented on adjustments to be made going forward with webtop docking accessories now that they better understand their customers. The big question remained though, what would their approach be for the DROID Bionic?

    We still are not 100% sure what the pricing scheme will be, but we are seeing a new webtop accessory called the Webtop Adapter that will be introduced as a less expensive (“affordable”) option for those that are “curious” about the service. To use it, it’s as simple as plugging the adapter into the Bionic’s HDMI and micro USB port, and then running an HDMI cable from it to a TV or monitor. If you want to charge the device while webtoppin’, there is also a slot for a charger. Not bad, right?
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    Anyone interested in webtop? The adapter seems like a great option for quick conference room hookups, traveling, etc. The HD Station would be perfect for those that sit at a desk all day and want some extra access to their device. The Lapdock…well…we all own laptops, so I’m not sure who would need this, heh.

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    Firefox? Really, they wouldn't get a version of Chrome? A little weird if you ask me...
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    This phone is going to have one hell of a launch!
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    Ya well that's what we thought about the thunderbolt and look and how that failed...

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    Now Im kinda confused, does the bionic have an HDMI port or do u need the adapter? I thought the HDMI port was part of the phone.
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    The Thunderbolt isn't in the Bionic's class. These are two completely different phones. One with 2010 technology and another with 2011 technology.

    Yes it has an adapter. We've seen it in all the images. The webtop adapter is connected to the Bionic through usb and HDMI ports to supply the webtop effect to the tv via hdmi cable.
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    It has a dedicated hdmi port for connecting your phone to a tv or other monitor. This adapter is to enable the webtop UI/features without the need for the lapdock.
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    Strange they don't make a docking station that will allow me to hook up a keyboard, mouse and monitor (VGA or DVI)... That is a device I WOULD be interested in. Most places I would make a presentation (if I were ballsy enough to show up with only my phone) have not yet become equipped with HDMI. But they almost always have all the connections I need to hook up my laptop (IE: VGA, USB keyboard & Mouse and a 3.5mm jack for audio)

    So instead of the lapdock, why not a device that does the same thing - without the lapdock part... ?
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    The docking station has multiple USB for connecting a mouse and keyboard, and you can use HDMI out to most any modern flat panel computer screen. Also, they make small HDMI to VGA adapters for $30 or so.
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    Oh, so spend more money to adapt a device that should do what I need? Truth be told... I would never have the balls to do a presentation using my phone. Yet...
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    So by your logic, all apps should be free?

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    Who ever said it should do what YOU need it to do? Gotta pay to play....
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    All apps should be free? Are you feeling alright? That doesn't even make sense. (I am perfectly willing to pay for the device...)
    But rather than argue about a fictional device that does not exist I will just end the conversation.


    EDIT: OH! I just realized that you didn't read the posts above this one... So, for someone who didn't read the entire thread it would perhaps appear as though I was advocating getting the adapter for free... My first statement was regarding the new "affordable" option and someone replied that I could buy an adapter for $30... This of course would be in addition to the price of the original adapter. Which is why I made the statement - "Oh, so spend more money to adapt a device that should do what I need? Truth be told... I would never have the balls to do a presentation using my phone. Yet..."

    The device I was talking about in that statement was the actual "affordable option" adapter... Oh well. I apologize for your confusion due to my lack of repeating myself again.
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    Yeah - that does sound pretty crazy... Why would I want any of my electronics to do what I need them to do... ;)
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    This sounds exactly like the d3 dock. I use bluetooth keyboard and mouse. With hdmi out, my d3 could replace my desktop for most everything but gaming and photoshopping.

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    Imagine if it did everything that everyone wanted it to do. A black hole would form and we'd all be sorry.
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    You fail to read what you wrote. Your logic still states that apps should be free (don't get hung up and the part about apps being software and the phone being hardware; I know that can be confusing.)

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    I think the point he was making is the adapter has a specific purpose and you feel it should have included more even though theres an adapter to make it work how you want, but you don't want to pay for it. Its like buying the phone and expecting to have games that you want to play payed for and on it already. See his point?
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    Not to try and keep this going, but I think the point he was trying to make was he was willing to buy the adapter, but didn't want to have to buy an adapter for his adapter. Please don't say use "new tv's or monitors" in response, it's not real world. For any one that does presentations, it's not legitimate. I would never assume that I can use an HDMI connection for a presentation EVEN AFTER CONFIRMING IT. I have asked about this only to find out the person giving me the answer didn't understand the difference between a VGA/HDMI/DVI. That unfortunately is real world lol!
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