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

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.

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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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  • Having a good 1st release is better ...

    ... than developing a negative brand reputation with a junk release.
    wackoae
  • Competition is a very good thing...

    I'm not a fan of the MS way of doing things this much is clear but I'm not one of those who wants MS to fail or disappear. Shrink maybe but fail no. I wish Moto well at least they've thought it out and looked at what is available to them in terms of a viable Tablet OS and decided to wait. That shows some actual thinking rather than just reacting which I think is a good habit to develop. I wonder if WebOS can be a Tablet OS and if so might HP allow others to use it? Maybe Moto and HP should talk?

    Pagan jim
    James Quinn