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  • Holler - Wednesday, January 05, 2011 - link

    would love a windows 7 phone version. Reply
  • LostPassword - Wednesday, January 05, 2011 - link

    unlocked? Gsm? Reply
  • bjacobson - Wednesday, January 05, 2011 - link

    Open 20 tabs, it can't use more than 1 core. Why in the world would I want this on a phone? The android Firefox's use at least 3x the RAM as the other browsers, too.

    I'll stick with Opera 11 or Chrome, thanks. Chrome at least scales to all available cores, whereas Opera's UI events are prioritized or something and as a result it doesn't need to.
  • extide - Wednesday, January 05, 2011 - link

    Sooo how many tabs are you looking at at once? Also (I know on PC FF 4.0 has a separate process that all the plugins run in, so flash/etc is run on another core) Reply
  • bjacobson - Wednesday, January 05, 2011 - link

    Any browser worth its salt knows to render the tab you're looking at currently, first.

    Sorry, Firefox isn't included.
  • ATOmega - Wednesday, January 05, 2011 - link

    I have to admit, making a phone that just plugs into a larger enclosure is a pretty nifty way to get best of both worlds. There's definitely some inspired design going on here.

    Although it does further drive home the reality that the larger tablets are ridiculously overpriced. If they can pack Tegra2 into a small package for one price, putting it in a larger package shouldn't net the same or greater cost. While you are getting a larger screen, it's totally disingenuous to think that on it's own makes up for the difference.
  • DanNeely - Wednesday, January 05, 2011 - link

    Unsubsidized top tier smart phones are almost as expensive as good tablets, in both cases a large chunk of the sticker price goes to engineering costs for the hardware/software design; not the manufacturing cost. Until tablet sales volumes begin to approach those of smartphones the engineering cost/unit will be significantly higher. Reply
  • codedivine - Wednesday, January 05, 2011 - link

    Is Tegra 2 confirmed? Might it not be some other dual-core SoC? Reply
  • zorxd - Wednesday, January 05, 2011 - link

    I bet that laptop dock will be as expensive as a netbook, so it will be useless Reply
  • TareX - Thursday, January 06, 2011 - link

    I would seriously doubt that. It will be half as expensive, at least. It's a netbook sans internals.... I don't know how netbooks are priced, but I'd think the internals account for at least half the price. Reply
  • snoozemode - Wednesday, January 05, 2011 - link

    This is such a good idea. The only hinder would be the price for the dock. Considering the screen is probably somewhere near 10" it probably wont be cheap. Reply
  • KidneyBean - Thursday, January 06, 2011 - link

    Someone out there should create a wireless display and keyboard with an Android driver/app. Then it would work with all phones! Thus it would be cheaper to boot, and could be used on any new phone you buy in the future. I would love for Google to make that a stock feature of Android so that these things would basically be a commodity.

    In any case the ATRIX will be useful for some people, just like how some people don't mind the extra expense and quicker obsolescence of laptops when compared to desktops. I'm more of a desktop kind of guy, and can wait until I'm at a desk to connect a keyboard and monitor. That route will give you more bang for your buck, unless you need the keyboard and monitor to be portable at all.

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