Motorola Tablet not Coming Until Early 2011?


Despite a lot of talk and rumors swirling up, Sanjay Jha of Motorola is still being careful with his words when it comes to discussing an Android tablet. If you were to believe what he said at the Deutsche Bank Technology Conference yesterday, Motorola hasn’t even begun work on an Android tablet and we won’t see one until early 2011 at the earliest. “I will only develop a tablet if it is sufficiently compelling. Hopefully, that is early next year,” Jha said, even amid rumors that a Moto Android tablet could drop on the likes of Verizon in time for the holiday season.

Whatever Motorola’s tablet plans are, they are playing them extremely close to the chest and we don’t blame them. It’s an emerging market where a competitive edge is key. But it’s looking more and more likely that the holiday season tablet explosion as a whole is starting to shift back into the first quarter of 2011. A slightly less exciting time to see a slew of new devices, but if it means even better slates we’re all in.

[via MobileBurn]

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  • Kellex

    Damn that dude can lie. To my knowledge, the thing is already in the hands of some testers. Oh Sanjay.

  • Dez

    wow that guy can really smile.

  • JC

    Haven’t we already seen prototypes and confirmed its existence in verizon’s inventory?

  • josh

    I hope they are out in time for the holidays. Id like to get a tablet but i don’t want samsung to be my only option. Id like to have at least 2 different devices to compare before i make my decision.

  • cjazz

    @josh … You said that right!

  • Steve

    I would love one, but with Motorola’s “You down own your device we do” bootloader policy I think I will pass.

  • AndroidToy

    That guy’s face is so fake.

  • uly

    Damn! News in the android world sure has been slow today. Im still waiting to hear about the galaxy tab that was or will be revealed today…

  • uly

    I meant to say officially announced by Verizon.

  • Haggie

    Dr. Cal Lightman of the Lightman Group would say that his facial expression suggests deception (or a stick shoved quite a long way up his rectum).

  • mike

    Maybe “compelling” means chock full of LTE and so we need to wait till 2011?

  • Mensahwatts

    Sounds like it could be likely Mike…