One of the features that really sets the Motorola Atrix apart is its ability to dock into Webtop mode, opening capabilities that bridge the gap between smartphone and desktop computing. When this functionality was first unveiled alongside the similarly specced Motorola DROID BIONIC, we immediately wondered why it wasn’t available on the handset. When questioning one of the product development leads at Moto’s CES event, the typical PR answer “We are only talking about the Atrix today, we can’t comment on other devices” smelled suspiciously of the functionality making its way to other devices. Sure enough, Motorola CEO Sanjay Jha has confirmed today (via a Morgan Stanley investors report) that Webtop will feature in all of Moto’s high-end handsets from the second half of the year forward.
The function wasn’t initially announced for the Bionic due to timing, and may still not make it to the handset at launch. We assume future updates would bring the capabilities if that is the case, while other smartphones that remain unannounced should get Webtop out of the box. That has to be encouraging for many who see Webtop as a key reason they have considered getting the Motorola Atrix. We’ll have to wait and see if these other devices will match the power of the new AT&T handset, however.
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