Feb 9th, 2011

Looking for a solid reason from AT&T as to why their laptop dock for the upcoming Motorola Atrix 4G costs $499.99? Forbes reached out to AT&T and got them to offer up a very interesting byte: it’s because it can do more than a netbook, apparently.

“With all the integration between the phone and the dock, you can do more on an Atrix than you can on a netbook,” Woodward explained. “Other devices that try to do this just give you ‘mirror mode.'”

Woodward said that the dock was “not that expensive” compared to a tablet. I have yet to use the Atrix 4G + Laptop Dock combination myself, but for $499.99 after a two-year contract and a WiFi hotspot service agreement, I’d hope that it’s comparable to a netbook in more aspects than the hardware it’s powered by.

We all knew AT&T wouldn’t shy away from the price, but do you agree with their reasoning? Are they justified in how they’ve decided to price the Atrix 4G’s accompanying accessories? [Electronista]

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