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Goodbye Chrome – Hello Firefox!

As readers of this blog know I’m a big fan of Google products and mention them but I have to say goodbye to my beloved Chrome browser.

The choice was partly mine and partly due to a change in computing platform – a move to the Motorola ATRIX.

For those that haven’t seen it, the ATRIX is an Android based phone that can be plugged into a lapdock, which allows it to be used as a laptop, or into a smaller dock where you can connect a keyboard, mouse, and monitor so you can work at a desk. Here’s a 30 second spot on it.

When the ATRIX is in any of the docks you can invoke the webtop which gives you a Firefox based environment to work in, all browser based – similar to the environment I think you’d find with a Chrome OS book. Unfortunately I can’t do a direct comparison as I didn’t rate one in the beta testing.

Up until now I’ve just been an advocate for both cloud and mobile computing and now armed with my iPhone and ATRIX I’m going to be moving headlong into it, I’m looking forward to the challenge and will be sharing the add-ons, software and tools I find useful along the way.

Is your game in the cloud? Do you spend more time away from a desk or at it? Why not share in the comments.

Full disclosure: I work for Motorola, but not in the cellular phone division. Any comments made by me relating to their products are my opinions only and should be viewed as such.