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Lapdock webcam?

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    Lapdock webcam?

    I use Skype a fair bit in day to day stuff and I was wondering if the lapdock included a webcam, and if so, can you run Skype on it? I know you can do this with the phone itself, but can it be done through the lapdock? Also, does it have a microphone and speakers, or do I need to use a Bluetooth headset?

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    I know the Lapdock doesn't have it's own webcam, or mic, but it does have speakers. I too would have thought that those things would be a sure thing on an accessory like this, but guess they didn't think so.

    I don't think there's any easy way to vid-chat with the Lapdock.

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    That seems kind of odd to me. Can the lapdock support an external camera?

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    That I can't answer... I don't have the Lapdock in hand, but I do have the HD dock. Any USB compatibility would come from the phone itself, so if one works the other should work. I will try to make some time to try out my Logitech and see if it works, but I'm not too optimistic about it.

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    I appreciate the effort, but I'm not holding out a lot of hope. Hopefully the next incarnation of the lapdock will be an improvement.

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    This is something that as a product they should have for the webdock. I don't like the fact that you are forced to put the phone behind the lapdock, perfectly usable screen and a vga camera. If it was possible I'd love to see some sort of add-on that plugs into the dock of the lapdock to another dock that could utilize a webcam and or additional screen.. Probably to much to ask but I wonder how many would want access to their phone while using the lapdock? I'd seriously contemplate designing a plug to allow the Atrix to be free to sit on a desk. Anyone want to donate a webdock so I can build it?

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    I think I'd rather just see basic laptop functions built into the second generation lapdock. Or at least orient the phone in the dock in such a way as you can use the phone's camera when it's plugged into the lapdock.

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    Sadly, I just tried it and can confirm a webcam is not supported. The Webtop gave me the popup stating the only supported USB devices are storage, keyboard and mouse. Expected but disappointing nontheless.

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    That sucks....

    So just to recap, I can still use Skype through the Atrix (phone component) when connected to the lapdock, but there's no video originating from my end? Or if there is, it's a lovely view of the back of the monitor lid?

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    Huh... stumped again. Lol!

    Haven't tried a video calling app with the docks... new project! Haha.

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