Motorola Droid Bionic: Will receive Webtop – it just gets better

We’ve had a lot of positive things to say about the Motorola Droid Bionic, rumored for release in the second quarter. The 4G Android handset that is coming to Verizon for its LTE network, is also very similar specs-wise to the Motorola Atrix 4G, its equivalent for the AT&T network and in our comparison we noted that the Atrix 4G maybe just had the edge, but that was mainly because of the addition of the Webtop app used with a laptop dock and giving it PC-like functionality.

Motorola Droid Bionic: Will receive Webtop – it just gets better

Although there have been qualms about the price of the laptop dock for the Atrix it has certainly made that phone stand out from the others and now it seems if you’re after a Droid Bionic when it comes out, you too will be able to have Webtop for it, which means that a laptop dock also looks likely. We’ve already given you price rumors for the Droid Bionic, a comparison with the Samsung Galaxy S2 and included the phone in our roundup of some of the best Android smartphones to come out in 2011, and we’ve always been impressed by it, so news of the Bionic having Webtop will please an awful lot of people waiting avidly for this handset.

Jerry Hildenbrand over on Android Central tells how Motorola is planning the Webtop app for its high-end smartphones from June and Sanjay Jha, Motorola Mobility CEO has confirmed that the Bionic is one of those phones, unsurprisingly. Apparently Webtop won’t quite be ready for inclusion on the Droid Bionic on release but will follow sometime after. It’s not yet known whether a new laptop docking accessory for the Bionic will be universal or specifically for that handset, but we reckon if Motorola could find a way to bring down the price, then this would be a great added feature to the Droid Bionic.

If you want to take a closer look at the Droid Bionic head to Engadget here where you can see images and a video of a hands-on experience with this Android smartphone. As the Droid Bionic is a dual-core processor handset you may also be interested in our previous article which compares the performance of two of the new dual-core handsets, the Motorola Atrix 4G and the LG Optimus 2X against some single-core processor phones. Are you waiting for the Droid Bionic and will the inclusion of Webtop make you want it even more? Let us know with your comments.

  • Scott

    Seriously, we have waited and read every online opinion story about the Motorola Bionic. Will it be a total let down? My wife and I have been waiting for a 4 G phone since our contract ended in October. It very sad that these companies are taking this long for a product. Motorola and Verizon have dropped the ball on this one by not listening to their consumers.

  • prince

    “…dropped the ball?” Come on, who else has a 4G network? Are you going to Sprint?

    American consumers need to demand better quality and depth of services over speed to market. Let’s hope that Motorola and Verizon are ensuring the 4G works well with the Atrix or Bionic or whatever; can deliver a reasonably priced unlimited data plan; and can receive each latest GOOGLE OS upgrade without the hicups and delays famous with Android fragmentation. This could involve these companies taking more time to get to market.

    You and your wife should spend your time demanding reasonably priced phones that DON’T require a confining 2 year contract instead of complaing about other things. And wouldn’t it be nice to pay less for services, be able to roll over unused minutes and stop this farce differentiating data from voice altogether?

    • Rex D

      Well said prince… people want things released fast, but then are pissed and disappointed when the produce has so many flaws and problems.

  • Skippy

    My contract with Verizon also ran out a few months ago but I'm waiting for the Bionic, Webtop or not. I'm not complaining about how much time they're taking; I just wish we could get a little more of a definite date than "sometime in 2Q." Don't you think they'd try to get it out before the next iphone, which I believe is coming out in June?

  • A. Sceptic

    I’ve been out of contract with Verizon for a couple of years now, and I’m drooling for the Bionic.

  • heartstrong07

    "American consumers need to demand better quality and depth of services over speed to market." – agreed …

    I thought the extra 512ram allowed the Atrix to support a Laptop Dock …. we will see. Also, I would be nice if the Bionic Laptop had a camera (unlike the Atrix Laptop Dock) so that you could complete video / web conferencing with the dock open

    Anxious for the Bionic … only thing that stands in its way (for me) is the Samsung Galaxy S2