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Cracking Open the Motorola Droid Bionic Lapdock

Motorola Droid Bionic Lapdock Teadown

In September 2011, Verizon added a fourth device to its growing lineup of 4G LTE smartphones--the Motorola Droid Bionic. Like the Motorola Atrix, released in April, the Bionic support the Motorola Lapdock accessory.

The Lapdock is basically a large docking station complete with keyboard, LCD screen, and trackpad. It's nearly identical to the Atrix Lapdock, but the two are not compatible as they have docking connectors designed specifically for each phone.

After cracking open the Bionic, I was interested to examine the hardware inside the Lapdock. From the outside, it looks like and ultrathin laptop. Would the internal hardware, also be similar to a laptop's? Find out, as I crack open the Motorola Droid Bionic Lapdock.

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Bill Detwiler is Managing Editor of TechRepublic and Tech Pro Research and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop supp...