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Google puts Motorola’s smartphone laptop dock out to pasture

Motorola’s Lapdock was undoubtedly a cool idea — it let users plug their smartphones into a laptop dock to view their smartphone interface on their laptop — that had one gaping flaw: No one ever used it. Now PhoneNews reports that Google (GOOG) has decided to pull the plug on this not-ready-for-primetime innovation and notes that Verizon (VZ) has started selling the Lapdock at the fire sale price of $50. Unnamed sources have also told PhoneNews that Google has ordered the Webtop software used to interact with the Lapdock removed from all of Motorola’s new big-name smartphones including the Droid RAZR M, the RAZR HD and the RAZR HD MAXX.


Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.