Motorola Droid Bionic Joins the Droid Family!

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  1. soulpatch

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    499 for the dock......WOW...... Just buy a full blown netbook or laptop for that price. Hell buy a standalone tablet that is more feature packed for a few bucks more...
     
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    And that's how you price the dock out of reason for most people 150 for the dock I could see but for 500 that's the price of a more powerful netbook or even laptop
     
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    Even if you look at the bundle cost and you get the dock for 300.... That is a decent standalone netbook with a ton more features then the dock....
     
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    Yeah, I think everyone will get over their Atrix envy now.
     
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    I was never expecting it to be < $200 but that's pretty steep. I really don't see what benefit you get from this either beyond just web browsing. I mean the machine is basically just a monitor with a keyboard built in, right? Is there any hardware at all, does it have a batterY?
     
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    It was going to be at least $150 unless they were giving it away. I thought $200, $250 at most.

    For that price (note: $300 if bought up-front with contract) it needed to also be a tablet (i.e. snap-on keyboard). Then I think you'd have something.
     
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    I'd buy a tablet long before I paid that much for a dock... Moto is gonna eat that price point.
     
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    $300 is sort of the low-end for netbooks, but that dock isn't nearly as good as netbooks. It's pretty much only going to run firefox. Correct me if I'm wrong, but don't that have a plain 'ol docking station that you can hook-up an lcd screen and keyboard too?

    Like I've said all along, more of a gimmick/novelty. Exciting for the future, but that's a joke. Could be more marketing, a 1st gen thing they don't expect to sell much of (hence the high price point). The 3-in-1 device is where it's at - we have or will see tablets with a detachable keyboard that converts them into a netbook, which is something I'd definitely pay for (once the phones have enough guts to power more than just browsing)
     
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    I agree $300 is low end, but match the price and you can get a descent netbook for $500, or for a few more bucks a tablet.
     
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    another gimmick/novelty IMHO is the kickstand on some of these phones. Bionic has one (I think) and I'll never use it. My cousin has the Evo4g and has NEVER used the kickstand for anything than to show people what it is when they ask what that crap on the back of the phone is haha
     
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    but at least the kickstand isn't a $500 add on! lol
     
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