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    Default Webtop Dock will be $300/$500! Thoughts?

    So now that it has been confirmed that the webtop dock will run you an extra $300 with 2 year contract, or $500 by itself (not including the phone), what is everyone's thoughts? the price you were expecting? higher than expected? will this deter you from an atrix, or were you not even planning on the dock in the first place?

    myself personally, i probably would still be getting the atrix (were i on at&t), but that price would steer me away from the dock, especially considering that i dont really have a use case for it
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    If the dock would've hit for $150, I would've grabbed it. At this price, not at all likely. But, their bread for that will be buttered by those in enterprise.

    Not at all going to deter me from ordering it, however. Dying to get off my ancient BB 9000.
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    I'd like to tell you what I honestly think about the dock being so high but that's against forum rules. More than likely I'll still get the phone by itself and wait for the price to come down or look for it on newegg or amazon.
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    I will probably still get the Atrix i will wait till after MWC and see what will be released.
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    I wasn't excited about the laptop dock to begin with, but if it was around $100 I would probably grab it. I just don't see the point at this price. I already have a work laptop and a personal laptop. I don't need another $300 - $500 laptop that really is just a large netbook. Nope, I won't be getting one.
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    They are now forcing you to subscribe to the tethering plan (add $20 more per month) in order to use the dock.

    Yeah, I'm reconsidering this after all.
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    I am still going to get the phone. I am rocking an old BB 8900 right now and want a high-end android on at&t. My current laptop at home is more powerful than the laptop dock, so I have no need to spend $ on that.
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    I'm not going to get the docks, especially from ATT. I'm disappointed, but I'll still get the Atrix at Costco for $150.

    The laptop price- I can't justify that cost, and the additional tethering plan required to use it? WTH?!? That'd force me to give up my unlimited plan. That's not going to happen.

    For $400, you can buy an AMD Brazos netbook. I can't see myself spending 500+ for a phone and a laptop with no brain. Seriously, AT&T sucks, and this announcement confirms it.
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    I'm kinda scratching my head at that dock price. Isn't it possible to just use both USB and HDMI cables and have the same functionality? Either run webtop manually or stick a magnet somewhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by corneliusm View Post
    I can't see myself spending 500+ for a phone and a laptop with no brain.
    My thoughts exactly.
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    Its the price of an AWESOME netbook... and they want a tethering fee too? What a joke.
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    Yeah, this totally just killed the Atrix for me. Main reason I wanted it was for the laptop dock capabilities... 300 or 500$ for the dock itself (which is just a screen and a battery) + a 20$ monthly tethering fee to use it? AT&T just shot itself in the foot.

    Guess I'll wait for the Bionic or something from MWC.
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    I was stoked for the Atrix and really banking in on it coming out soon with relatively low pricing across the board. I'm let down by this news and thinking about getting the Inspire, even though it isn't dualcore. HTC build quality, company upgrade history and sense are looking a lot better right now...
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    Motorola is botching this if this is true. I will not even remotely consider the laptop dock under these circumstances, and may even look for a different phone as I won't be using the webtop feature.
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    I'm very sad.

    EDIT: Reading again it says Firefox use over Mobile Broadband requires tethering. SO....if I use it on WiFi only, I don't have to have tethering? That makes me feel a little better, but that sure is a pricy dumb terminal.
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    Still the whole excitement for me was converging mobile and "laptop" data use under one plan. I kinda thought they would charge extra for tethering. Hoped they wouldnt but it makes perfect sense. otherwise everyone would get one of these and the data card/mifi sales would go down the toilet.
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    This seals the deal I will not be getting the laptop dock!! $300-500 is just too much $$ and then u have to get a tethering plan on top of that... OUCH!!
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    How they justify a no guts netbook to be more expensive than a "full" netbook is baffling.

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    How they justify a no guts netbook to be more expensive than a "full" netbook is baffling.
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    It was going to feel like a bit of a gimmick at $200 by itself (and presumably cheaper by this - 'package pricing' scheme). Still, it was compelling. Now this is just ignorance.

    I haven't checked out much video of the multimedia dock, but that still seems best in-class, so this phone still has more than just a Tegra 2 and a big battery (two good reasons to buy this phone regardless).
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    Quote Originally Posted by corneliusm View Post
    Seriously, AT&T sucks, and this announcement confirms it.
    Being that Motorola is the manufacturer, I'm not sure I get this. Where can you get an LCD Screen, keyboard and battery for $150? I too thought that an amazing price...it turns out to be too amazing. When none of them sell separately at $500, the price will come down, but the $500 bundle will appeal to lots of business users who now don't need both a phone and a laptop. I've seen the bundle (last night), and the screen/keyboard are amazing, thinner than a MacBook Air, and together their about 1/4 the price (of the MacBook).

    It's not for everybody, but the phone's performance is double that of my Captivate (according to Quadrant Standard). And it makes a darn nice little laptop too.
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    When this first announced I said it was gimmicky but peopled argued how it would be necessity and a must have, we'll see how much of a necessity it is at this price, wow.
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    I'm an iPhone 4 owner on AT&T, and the Atrix + Laptop Dock sounded like a great fit for me... until I saw the laptop dock price, AND the ridiculous decision to mandate a tethering plan for the webtop surfing... (does AT&T really think that counts as tethering??). I really wanted to dual wield mobile operating systems... but that might have to wait.
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    I thought of buying it the phone off contract if the Laptop dock was going to be $150, thinking the phone plus the dock would be worth it at that price.
    But $499 for the Laptop dock? Pass!

    Good job AT&T killing a lot of momentum with this announcement!
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    Huh... i will wait HTC to do something like that, motorola is not good player... This will be like Nokia N900, which was ther first good phone, but two moths latter after release N900 was totaly crap, and i think motorola will be like nokia in Feb. 2010
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