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  1. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    Thanks for making me feel better, TS!...LOL. I was laughing up a storm because I'm so used to a lot of my devices being touchscreen now. Even though, I'm not big on touchscreen (aside from my phone and tablet).

  2. KOLIO

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  3. twospirits

    twospirits AF's janitor Moderator

    Picture it, me continuously tapping the screen mumbling, "why is this not doing anything" lol

    whoa, thats not a bad price at all. i was expecting $349 like what is showing up on Amazon.

    Come on Sprint, stop being so damn (insert any freaking word here) and put that sucker up for sale.

    hmmm Maybe telesales has it?

    TS out
  4. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    Hahaha...totally. That was me too.

    I don't think it'd hurt to just inquire about it, TS. When I called to order my lapdock and battery charger, I also asked if they'd price match in the event there was a Black Friday discount. The rep mentioned that they only thing they know about, as far as sales are concerned, are with phones, so in that case, they may have an idea of when it'll be available, which might allow for you to pre-order even if it's not out yet.
  5. twospirits

    twospirits AF's janitor Moderator

    yes I use a usb (wireless) mouse with it and it works really well.

    Right click and scroll also works using the mouse. An in both cases its much more preferred since doing it with the included touchpad takes a long time to go from one side of the screen to the other.

    Other tibits that i have encountered with the lapdock 100 this past month are...
    1-When trying to access photos using the file manager on the lapdock, they are presented in detail view only. there is no way to change it to show thumbnails. There is a thumbnail view to the right side of the file manager but it only showcases one photo (the one currently selected).
    2-keyboard i give it 2 out of 5 stars
    When you stroke a couple of keys the cursor jumps out of the line you are typing into another area of the screen, or it jumps into a previous word. i fy ou are not looking you end up with jumbled words since the typing was inserted elsewhere.
    Now i do not know if its because my palm is reseting on the trackpad or not, but if so Motorola needs to disable the trackpad if one is typing.
    3-While web srearching, the loading of each page feels like you are on dial-up.
    Although this can be attributed to the fact that Webtop is linux on top of linux on top of Android (linux) or that firefox is slow. Either way i would love to be able to see other browsers available or at least the ones on your phone pushed over to the webtop.
    4-Webtop does not have the capability to drag and drop lets say photos into an application. Such as facebook, twitter etc.
    5-Unable to view photos or the gallery in webtop mode. One still has to use the phone and expand it.
    6-of course the obvious one, no touch screen capability (which probably won't be introduced until version 5 or 6.)

    If I think of any more, I'll post them here as well as over in the Motorola Webtop discussions Forums.

  6. UberVegan

    UberVegan New Member

    Does anyone know if either lapdock are compatible with the Triumph?
  7. millennium23

    millennium23 Member

    Maybe it works just give a try i just pass by a local sprint store they should have a demo unit just ask them i use my Droid Razr GSM one and ask them and it works...I'm waiting for the 500 so will see
  8. UberVegan

    UberVegan New Member

    So I got on the phone with Motorola Android tech support (800-7345870)today, and Norman filled me in on the Lapdock compatibility scoop:

    The Motorola Triumph is *not* compatible with either lapdock.

    Another piece of info that I found interesting was that the Lapdock 500 is only compatible with the Razr.

    It also suggests as much on the Motorola Fact Sheet:
    Motorola Lapdock? 500 Pro Fact Sheet - Fact Sheets - Motorola Mobility, Inc.
  9. basschica

    basschica New Member

    My Lapdock 500 arrived today from Verizon. Not sure exactly the discount (corporate or if because I had bought my Razr already) but I got it for $249. Great deal as far as I'm concerned. So far I like it a lot and Pocket Cloud looks reasonably good on it. This makes on call for work a lot more bearable. I'm glad I waited for the larger version for that reason :)
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  10. KOLIO

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    If you know anyone who has the MOTOROLA PHOTON 4G, would you be willing to allow them to try it out on your LAPDOCK 500 to see which features work?
    If so,all here would appreciate any feedback you could provide.

  11. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    Actually, even if we could just see a pic of the adapter, that might help someone feel it's worth to give it a shot, even without verifying if the Photon works or not.
  12. KOLIO

    KOLIO Guides Guide

    I'm pretty sure the PHOTON works,it's just that some of the features only work w/the DROID RAZR.
    The features that currently do not work w/the PHOTON,BIONIC,or the ATRIX 2 are the VGA OUTPUT,ETHERNET,& one other feature that I can't recall @ the moment.
    Was hoping the OP could verify this, & then we all could start shooting MOTOROLA & SPRINT e-mails requesting a software upgrade to accommodate all the features of the LAPDOCK 500.

    BTW,both MOTOROLA & AMAZON are still showing the LAPDOCK 500 as back-ordered or available soon.Those who have received theirs I assume are getting them shipped straight from a China-based wholesaler,w/the exception of the OP who got his via VERIZON.

    Edit:The MOTOROLA website states that the only two devices that are compatible w/the LAPDOCK 500 are the DROID RAZR & BIONIC.
    However,the BIONIC lacks use of the VGA OUTPUT,ETHERNET,&SD CARD reader.

    I'm still holding out hope that the PHOTON will work w/the LAPDOCK 500 w/o any limitations.
  13. twospirits

    twospirits AF's janitor Moderator

    The Lapdock 500 has been confirmed to work with the Photon, one guy over in the Motorola forums, responded to my question about compatibility and he tested it out on a few phones.

    Now the question changes to how the hell did these guys get the Lapdock 500 so quickly. I'm jealous. I want one.

    @basschica, Nice price.

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  14. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    Just as you said that, checked amazon real quickly. Free 1 day shipping right now: Motorola 89540N Lapdock 500 Pro for Motorola Smartphones - Charger - Retail Packaging - Silver: Cell Phones & Accessories

    I should add that Amazon has an AWESOME return policy.
  15. KOLIO

    KOLIO Guides Guide

    Currently,there's about 5 or 6 LAPDOCK 500 units for bid on e-Bay,from 3 different sellers.I will more than likely get mine from AMAZON,VERIZON or directly from MOTOROLA,unless SPRINT decides to carry it.

    +1 on AMAZON'S no-hassle return policy,hopefully they'll price match MOTOROLA($349 vs. $299).
  16. ajacobi

    ajacobi New Member

    Can you streamline netflix on either the 100 or 500?
  17. twospirits

    twospirits AF's janitor Moderator


    Ts out
  18. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    This. And even better, I discovered flixster last night because I got some good deals during black friday on some movies. Worked flawlessly watching my streamed copy of The Green Lantern. My only disappointment with regards to purchasing blu-rays that include a digital copy of the movie is that they don't say clearly enough on the cover that it's only available for download for a "limited time." So, for some older blu-ray purchases, I couldn't retrieve the digital copy anymore that I could put on my SD card (I still prefer hard files over streaming).

    Nontheless, I'm discovering more and more useful aspects of having the Lapdock 100! Even though the 500 was a little large for what I wanted, I could see how advantageous that could be, especially when watching movies on the go. Has anybody confirmed if it works flawlessly with the Photon yet?
  19. lens pirate

    lens pirate Well-Known Member

    Just got the lapdoc 500. I am so going to sell my gallaxy tab 10.1 now.
    The awesomeness of this device and the Razr together can not be over stated.

    Now if verizon could manage a reasonable level of 4g service I would run around smiling all day.
  20. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    I got excited for a second, thinking that someone with a Photon tried it with the lapdock 500 w/ good results.

    Congrats on the purchase. The 100 & 500 are both #winning devices for Motorola w/o a doubt.
  21. lens pirate

    lens pirate Well-Known Member

    Yep it has absolutely stopped my Gnex envy.
  22. VMDoug

    VMDoug New Member

    I noticed yesterday that a user on another Android forum had confirmed that the Lapdock 500 works with the Photon. I had one on order from Amazon but it was backordered so I decided to check with my local Verizon store. 1 phone call and 45 minutes later I had my $299 Lapdock 500.

    Not everything currently works with the 500 and Photon (VGA, Ethernet). Moto/Sprint does still need to update Webtop on the Photon to support it fully (like the Razr) but the fact that the Photon is listed as supported on Moto's site is promising.
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  23. tbhausen

    tbhausen Well-Known Member

    I really like my Lapdock 100 with my Photon. I only have one complaint... When I'm on a phone call there's plenty of bad distortion at the upper (quite loud) volume levels. Is this just my unit, or have others noticed this? Thanks!
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  24. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    I wish I could comment on this, but I haven't even used it while on a call yet. The other thing I still haven't thought about is video calling. Anybody else notice what tb mentioned or tried any other calling functions?
  25. dj4all

    dj4all New Member

    I recently purchased Moto Lapdock 500 from verizon and using it with my Sprint Photon 4g, works perfectly fine. The only concern I have is the waring message when I plug in saying ' USB not recognised'
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