Motorola has plans for a tablet computer; won't launch until next year

Summary:Now everyone just has to have a tablet computer to their names. Motorola is next on the list, but we're going to have to wait awhile on this one.

Now everyone just has to have a tablet computer to their names. Motorola is next on the list, but we're going to have to wait awhile on this one.

According to the Wall Street Journal, Motorola is "aiming" to launch a tablet. However, the company has chosen to bypass the holiday season and to "hopefully" debut the slate computer in early 2011.

Motorola's Co-Chief Executive Sanjay Jha told the WSJ that Froyo isn't the best operating system choice for tablets, so perhaps the company is waiting for some Gingerbread to be released first.

While it is better to hold off and release a better product than rush one out, perhaps it is also wise on Motorola's part to bypass the entire holiday season. The tablet market isn't so crowded yet (say, compared to the e-book reader division), but between the iPad and the recently announced Samsung Galaxy Tab, the competition has already heated up. Motorola wouldn't want to release something that couldn't compare just yet.

Topics: Mobility, CXO, Hardware, Laptops, Tablets

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Rachel King is a staff writer for CBS Interactive based in San Francisco, covering business and enterprise technology for ZDNet, CNET and SmartPlanet. She has previously worked for The Business Insider, FastCompany.com, CNN's San Francisco bureau and the U.S. Department of State. Rachel has also written for MainStreet.com, Irish Americ... Full Bio

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