Motorola: Tablet coming early 2011

IFA in Berlin, Germany was awash with tablets from company's like Samsung, Toshiba, Viewsonic, Elonex, and a handful of others, but no Motorola.

Strange when you consider that Motorola has been at the forefront of the Android push with big screen devices like the Droid, Milestone and more recently the Motorola Milestone XT720 in the UK.

According to the Wall Street Journal, it's not that Motorola are ignoring the new market, just that they aren't ready.

"We want to make sure that any tablet that we deliver is competitive in the marketplace, and I think all of us will make sure that we will only deliver that when that occurs," Co-Chief Executive Sanjay Jha said late Wednesday at an investor conference. "Hopefully, that's early next year."

That "early next year" could be as early as CES in Las Vegas in January, a hot bed for new launches.

Mr. Jha, according to WSJ, said that Motorola wouldn't roll out a tablet until the technology is ready, something Google also agrees with suggesting that the current Android OS offering, version 2.2 (Froyo), isn't suited for a tablet device.

Seems Samsung or Toshiba didn't get that message.

In August, the FT reported that Motorola would launch a 10-inch Internet tablet with Verizon later this year.

The news, which is based on conversations with "people briefed on the plans" will see Motorola launch an Android powered device for those looking to watch TV outside the living room.

"The device, which will have a 10-inch screen and operate on Google’s Android software, could launch as early as this autumn in the US", said the FT the time.

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