Those who were expecting Motorola to launch its first Android tablet this year will be disappointed to find out that the company’s co-CEO, Mr. Sanjay Jha, doesn’t believe this can happen earlier than 2011.
AFP reports that Sanjay Jha has recently declared the following (during a Deutsche Bank Technology Conference in San Francisco):
“I will only develop a tablet if it is sufficiently compelling. Hopefully, that is early next year.”
“I see the tablet market as an opportunity; no cannibalization with smartphones. iPad is more an extension of iPhone than a migration of a Macintosh. I think that is a natural expansion for us.”
Well, Apple has already shipped millions of iPads around the world, so I think Motorola could very well launch a tablet now – not “early next year” (when HTC will also introduce its Android tablet) – and sell an important number of them. But let’s assume Sanjay Jha knows better.
As previously reported, Motorola will work very closely with Google for developing its first Android tablet. Android Gingerbread should be on board, and it’s said that Verizon is the first carrier to offer the tablet in the US.
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