Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 1st Aug 2013 20:59 UTC
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So Motorola built a phone that's marginally smarter, slightly more comfortable, and a little bit more usable than most others. And while that may never displace Samsung or Apple, it's an important first step. This new Motorola is listening. Listening to customers who want their phones to feel more personal. Listening to critics who endlessly complain about battery life. Listening to an industry that knows the spec race is out of hand. And, perhaps most importantly, the new Motorola is listening to Google when it says solving people's actual problems, simply and beautifully, is the path to success.

The Moto X looks interesting, but I doubt it can handle the competition. Specifications do seem to matter in the shops, and the Moto X doesn't measure up. On top of that, how are they going to do the custom design thing in other parts of the world?

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Bring back Lapdock!
by Darkmage on Thu 1st Aug 2013 23:57 UTC
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Member since:
2006-10-20

Bring back Lapdock! and make a phone with 4-8gb of ram, and unlock the damn Linux side so we can have a phone that's also a computer. I had an Atrix 1 and the potential for that device was mindblowing, but it was crippled by lack of system RAM for processing. It would always run out of memory when opening 3 or more webpages. Give it 4-8gb and it could easily replace a laptop for many people.

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RE: Bring back Lapdock!
by warhoon on Fri 2nd Aug 2013 08:50 in reply to "Bring back Lapdock!"
warhoon Member since:
2006-11-19

Why don't you get yourself one if these babies then?

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/ubuntu-edge

The Ubuntu Edge should be able to fullfill all your needs, at least if you'd believe the hype...

Which brings me to the question why the Ubuntu Edge crowdfunding project hasn't been mentioned at OSNews, something which should have interested people here, I would have thought...

Edited 2013-08-02 08:55 UTC

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RE[2]: Bring back Lapdock!
by Thom_Holwerda on Fri 2nd Aug 2013 08:57 in reply to "RE: Bring back Lapdock!"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

We do not report on fundraising campaigns, ever. Especially not for vapourware.

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RE: Bring back Lapdock!
by phoenix on Fri 2nd Aug 2013 16:55 in reply to "Bring back Lapdock!"
phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

Screw the lapdock, it was the lamest piece of hardware ever, especially the way the phone docked into it.

Asus PhonePad Infinity is what you want. Modern phone specs (basically a Nexus4), slides into a screen+battery to become a tablet, which clips into a keyboard+battery to become a laptop.

Unfortunately, each piece needs to be purchased separately, and the total price comes out to around a grand. ;) If they made a bundle for around $500-600 CDN, I'd buy one in a heartbeat!

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