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post #11 of 26
They lost my sale. I really wanted one too. I dont need a tablet with data, I already have a hotspot feature on my phone. The $20 a month is enough for me to pass on it. :/
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post #12 of 26
The price will lower. It made such a HUGE splash at CES that you had to expect they were going to price it pretty high.

That's the point of it -- it's not supposed to be easily accessible to the market like an iPad. Everyone has one now, and it's not nearly as "cool" as it was at first. By starting out with such a high price it will be a 'luxury' item and those who are early adopters will really be able to flaunt it.

Besides, if you bundle the phone/dock it's 499.99, together. Pricey, still, but at least you save a couple bills, right?

I'll give it 3 months before it is $400 bundled together (dock is effectively $200)
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post #13 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by SniperXX;12254789 
They lost my sale. I really wanted one too. I dont need a tablet with data, I already have a hotspot feature on my phone. The $20 a month is enough for me to pass on it. :/

well, this isn't a tablet. so no matter how cool or how well priced the atrix/dock was, this probably wasn't the product for you.
Edited by AchunderG - 2/3/11 at 10:04pm
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post #14 of 26
So... What?

Connect it to your TV, it's an ultraportable desktop platform!
post #15 of 26
$500 for a phone and a laptop shell/dock thingy is a decent deal, in my opinion. Having to pay the same $500 for just the laptop shell is a bit excessive, but I imagine if you are chomping at the bit to buy an Atrix then there's a reason you want that phone so you will probably have money on hand for the toys.

AT&T sucks anyway (this is my opinion.) They don't give you a lot of market freedom. I'm with T-Mobile right now and they serve me well in my service area. I have a Nexus One and pay for one data plan that lets me tether both as a wireless hotspot and wired for free.

Because T-Mobile is the underdog. I'll stick with the underdog in my large city where 4G service is a reality already (just not for my phone.) And I love my phone enough I don't feel the need to upgrade inside of my contract. When I am ready to upgrade in a year and some change I will be buying another HTC phone that is decked out with a quad-core processor and tons of nice features that do similar things to this. And quite possibly by then there will be plenty of dock options for laptops and desktops.



On a somewhat related note, I am not too much of a fan of Motorola, but they made the loudest noise at CES so they're getting most of the attention. Others will do this as well on other carriers.
     
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post #16 of 26
I dont see whats so good about the Dock.
Sure, plugging the atrix into it will make full use of the dock but jeez, for that price, I rather just use the HDMI out and the onscreen keyboard.
Hook up a VNC and you get a mobile windows server. Sure its a bit tedious using the screen as a keyboard and mouse, but it beats spending taht much money on the dock. I see the dock as a gimmick, a selling point thats not benificial.

What I dislike about the Tegra 2 is that it cant output High profile 1080p video. I know a HP 4.2 1080p vid is taxing but basic or main profile is crap in 1080p. Though I guess its atleast something. they are the first out with dual core for phones. Other SoCs will have accelerated Highprofile 1080p. Imgtech will have their vxd390 incorperated into their GPU to output full HD 1080p. The gpu should be in phones later this year.
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post #17 of 26
I'm teathered to my iPhone 4 using MiWi because I'm too lazy to get up and restart my router lol. I'd never pay for AT&T's permission to use data I'm already paying for...
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post #18 of 26
$500 for a screen/keyboard/battery? No thanks. I was going to pick one up, but now I'm having second thoughts
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post #19 of 26
Its not a bad deal at all under the contract, but its totally ridiculous otherwise. Its really too bad they are making this that expensive. If they made these cheaper they would sell every last one out. It seems these days they are almost trying to disappoint which is quite unfortunate. I will be picking one of these up, but I doubt Ill get the laptop add on.
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While I'm still keen on the phone, there's no way in hell I'm paying a tethering fee ON TOP of the 2gb/mo data plan. That's nothing but profit for AT&T and I refuse to hand over my money for something that doesn't cost them a dime more.
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