Dirk Knemeyer

On Motorola’s Atrix 4G

On Motorola’s Atrix 4G, January 11, 2011

A short comment contextualizing the prediction could go right here

But there was even more from Motorola in the form of an Atrix 4G. Interesting because it is a smartphone designed to docked into and provide the computing power for a laptop. The promise of the Atria 4G is that it can eliminate the need to carry around separate machines and devices for different computing tasks and contexts. Well, color me skeptical. Best case the Atria 4G will approximate the computing power of a netbook. While convenient for the stuffed shirts who need to surf the web of use Microsoft grade productivity apps, it will certainly choke on the meatier apps such as the Adobe Creative Suite, as well as most non-browser-based games. While I suspect there is a market out there for this product, I don’t expect most of us to be docking our smartphones into a laptop case anytime soon.