I believe they stopped using magnets to trigger home screens. My guess is that now the docks actually have some kind of serial coded into the usb connection that the phone detects when it is plugged in. My reasons for believing this are thus:
1: home screens do not trigger until the phone is completely plugged in, unlike my D1 where it would trigger docks just by being near the dock.
2: There is a new functionality with home docks where you can actually have multiple docks, and the phone has multiple docking modes, which can be remembered. So you can have a dock at home and a dock at work and according to whichever one you dock it in, it will open different home screens.
The only way the phone could possibly tell the difference between multiple docks is that they have some kind of detection method that is unique for each dock.
i was thinking about getting the dock. put it on the nightstand and have a 200$ alarm clock! <thats what my wife says.> does anyone have any experience with the docks on other phones is it a nice pleasant aspect to add or just no frills and boring? I was also wondering how the hdmi hook up works if you can only view pics and listen to music through it? if that is the case i dont need the hdmi cable because my onkyo receiver will do that thru dlna!
I have the HD Dock Station, and it is awesome. The webtop feature is nice, and with the dock, you can plug in a mouse and keyboard and use your phone like an actual computer on any HD screen with the HDMI cable that also comes with it. It's a little pricey at $100, but I think its well worth it.
I have the HD Dock, and while it works well when you initially dock the phone, after a couple of minutes is goes into a screensaver mode that dims the display. MY problem is that this (to me) looks like a light grey rectangle, with the time displayed at a slightly brighter grey. Is there any way to configure this? The only thing I find in the Dock | Settings is the brightness, which has not helped.