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On Motorola’s earnings call last week, it was clear that all hope for the Lapdock concept was lost. If Motorola had a second chance they would have done things differently. Its obvious that it was too expensive and that this one device didn’t meet everyone’s needs. So it seems that they are going to give it another whirl with two devices.
… I could start by saying we continued to do a lot of consumer testing of our webtop capability and we do the testing in enterprise. In both places, we see a lot of interest but believe it or not, the traction is actually greater for the webtop capabilities with the enterprise than it is with consumers. And what you will see us do is actually recognize that the pricing of our initial devices were little higher and you will see us introduce two tiers of laptops, lap docks rather. One in the lower tier to address the consumer needs and another higher tier to address the enterprise needs which the customers there are little less sensitive to pricing and much more careful about the capabilities that they receive.
Sanjay Jha Motorola
Getting down to the tech they are going to have better trackpad’s, higher build quality and price is going to be the big question of the day. If they can find the right price point, these could be a hot selling product. What do you think that price point would be? If the handset is going to end up somewhere in the $800 price range how much should this accessory be? Are you thinking $250 or maybe $99, what your number?
The Bionic slated to start shipping in September, so we can expect the new webtop docks around that time. This is going to be their last shot at this product segment, so they better make it count!