Motorola's Webtop cut from Atrix HD

Motorola will cut its Webtop software from the upcoming Atrix HD release on the AT&T network in the US, saying that the exclusion of the software helps the company to meet a lower price point for customers.

Motorola will cut its Webtop software from the upcoming Atrix HD release on the AT&T network in the US, saying that the exclusion of the software helps the company to meet a lower price point for customers.

The Motorola LapDock accessory with the original Atrix plugged in at the back. (Credit: Motorola)

According to an email received by Phonescoop, Motorola has "focused on the features that will deliver the greatest value for this device's target audience". It's not made clear who this target audience is, but it obviously must be smartphone users who have no need for a laggy, watered-down laptop-computing experience. Zing.

In case you've forgotten, Webtop is additional software installed on the Motorola Atrix range, which launches a unique user interface when the phone is plugged in to a laptop-shaped accessory called the LapDock. When launched, users can access a limited range of services through the LapDock, including a Firefox browser.

This is sad news, in a way, as it likely spells out the beginning of the end for the Motorola Webtop concept. While we stand behind our critique of Weptop printed above, we still think that the idea behind it was a step in the right direction.

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