Verizon Droid Bionic Lapdock Offers More Compared to AT&T Atrix 4G

September 12, 2011, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

The Atrix 4G and the Droid Bionic, both from the house of Motorola, are the favorites of a chunk of the consumer pie, due to their ability to convert into a netbook. This is possible through the Webtop-based Lapdock accessory, which is an optional piece that you get with the Smartphones.

If you belong to that section of consumers who lust after the Atrix and the Bionic, then we have a slice of information for you. Take up the one that Verizon’s offering instead of the AT&T’s deal.

Here’s why we say that. At present, AT&T’s 4G HSPA+ network speed doesn’t run along with the speed of Verizon’s 4G LTE network.

Verizon’s flagship device, the Droid Bionic, offers a promising download speed of the range 5-10 Mbps and an upload speed between 2-6 Mbps; and these are true not only in words, but in real life too. AT&T’s Atrix 4G, on the other hand, theoretically claims download speed of 14.4 Mbps, but, reportedly, only delivers half that speed in reality.

And it’s not only the speed that comes into focus, but also the pricing, which, for customers who are interested in the Lapdock accessory, need to look into. AT&T offers a standard 2 GB data plan for $25 a month and the carrier requires a $20 tethering add on for use with the Lapdock on the Atrix 4G.

But Verizon requires only the standard smartphone data plan without the tethering. This means that consumers have to pay $30 per month for 2 GB of data, which is $5 more that AT&T’s, but without the tethering.

Since the Droid Bionic offers juice for the modem, Webtop OS, processing power, RAM and storage memory, the dock itself serves merely as a dumb conduit to extend the keyboard, display, and battery. Therefore, Verizon’s pricing makes sense on the Bionic, as there exists no pure tethering for the phone acts as a source for everything power-wise.

In that light, when we compare Verizon’s and AT&T’s pricing, Verizon’s prove to be more technically accurate.

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