Motorola to release Android TV Tablet with Verizon this fall?

August 3, 2010: 11:52 PM ET

According to the Financial Times, Motorola and Verizon's Android will compete very well with the iPad.

Motorola Tablet TV concept device

Here is a rundown of what the Financial Times says about the tablet that Verizon (VZ) and Motorola (MOT) might just be working furiously on:

  • It will have a 10-inch screen
  • Front and back cameras for video conferencing and taking video/stills
  • It will run Android (no version stated)
  • It is expected to tie closely to Verizon's FiOS digital pay-television service
  • Motorola tablet's integration with TV is a key competitive advantage against rival developers.
  • It will support Adobe Flash, "the software that underpins some 90 per cent of web videos"
  • Motorola's device is expected to be thinner and lighter than the iPad and to let users share its wireless data connection with nearby devices (hotspot)

This isn't the first we've heard about Motorola's tablet plans. Co-CEO Sanjay Jha in May said:

"I think that a companion 7- to 10-inch device in a home will become very important, [both] as an augmentation to your TV experience [and] also as a way of walking around the house and streaming TV to that device," Jha said. "I think we're very focused in participating in this convergence that's coming between mobility and home, and I think you will actually see some products from us in a very short period of time."

The first question I have: Is this just a portable GoogleTV?


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