Motorola Webtop and Laptop Docks Terminated

October 6, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Motorola has decided to terminate all products and services related to its webtops and other laptop docks. The reason is that the change to these technologies wasn’t strong enough.

Whatever the reason be, it’s sad that gadgets are getting withdrawn. In 2011, when the first Motorola webtop was out, it was great news and indeed many have bought these devices despite the fact that they were costlier than all similar devices.

The official statement says it all and paraphrasing it goes thus: Motorola’s Webtop app have helped users to extend their smartphone experience to larger screens. But the adaptation to these devices has not been strong enough to justify continued resources being allocated to developing Webtop on future devices.

Motorola have also seen development of the Android operating system focus on the inclusion of more desktop-like features. Beginning with Photon Q and Droid Razr M/Droid Razr HD/Droid Razr Maxx HD, Motorola will no longer be including Webtop on their products moving forward.

The laptop dock was one of the most impressive features when Motorola rolled out its Atrix 4G smartphone at the CES 2011. It really helped the company differentiate its products from other competitive products that was debuted at the show.

The idea was so innovative and most of the techies believed that it was a potential weapon that Android could use to bridge the gap between the PC and mobile worlds.

When it was about to launch, Motorola and AT&T executives did discussions that concluded that it could very well replace almost all types of office computer accessories.

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