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Pictures : Motorola Atrix Laptop & HD Multimedia Docks

An unnamed Motorola employee told us in December that the firm, now known as the Motorola Mobility, would announce a game changing platform and the Motorola Atrix, with its three different docking stations, seems to represent this promise.

Motorola Mobility had the laptop and HD Multimedia docks on display at CES 2011 and we were particularly impressed by the former, which now positions the smartphone as a direct competitor to the laptop.

The laptop dock has a 11.6-inch screen, a 36Wh three-cell battery life with a battery life of eight hours, full keyboard with touchpad, stereo speakers, two USB ports and weighs only 1.1 kg.

Users only need to dock the Atrix to the laptop and that's it. As one would expect, the dock won't be compatible with any other Motorola phones.

The laptop integrates Citrix's Receiver business application to allow access to commercial application and the fact that it is powered by a full version of Firefox 3.6 means that it would improve compatibility with non-mobile friendly websites.

The Motorola HD Multimedia Dock allows the phone to be connected directly to a HDMI-equipped monitor or television; it comes with three USB ports and will feature a Bluetooth keyboard and keypad according to a spokesperson on the company's booth; Motorola Mobility has yet to announce pricing and availability for both accessories.