Motorola is working on a new tablet. Will it be customizable?

September 11, 2013
Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside told the press that the Google-owned company is currently working on a tablet device, without providing further details.

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Motorola and its manufacturing partner Flextronics just formally opened the production facility in Fort Worth, TX, where the Moto X is being assembled to the tune of 100,000 units each week.

Talking to Engadget, Motorola’s CEO Dennis Woodside talked about the company’s plans for the future, which include updates to the Moto X smartphone, but also, a new tablet. Asked about it, Woodside said “that’s something we are working on, but [there's] nothing specific to talk about right now.”

Motorola hasn’t released any new tablets since the Xyboard (Xoom 2) in late 2011, a device that was met with an ice-cold reception from tech pundits and equally disappointing sales.

Engadget speculates that, given Motorola’s current commitment to customization, the new tablet might be customizable through the Moto Maker website, just like the AT&T Moto X. While we’ll have to wait for some official figures on the Moto Maker program to gauge its success, it’s safe to assume that Motorola will expand its availability to tablets, in order to offer customization as a unique selling point.

Comments

  • lloydblaze

    Moto Tablet X!!!!

    • Mike Manning

      I kinda like “Moto Xt” better.

  • Jhed Predon

    motoTab

  • Luka Mlinar

    “Will it be customizable?” That’s the first thing you ask?
    How about: Will it cost like it’s made of real gold? Will it have more then 2.2 cores? Will this be another failure Dennis Woodside can get away with?

  • Ewisten

    Check out phonebloks.com instead. Its only an idea so far, but what an idea! Being able to fully customize the hardware piece by piece would have been like the moto x everybody wanted but didn’t get.

  • MasterMuffin

    Wooden tablet would be really nice. And yes, before anyone asks, yes I like wood :)

    Edit. And with that I mean wooden tech products, just clarifying for the “weird” guys out there :D

    • Rhl

      Lol I would love to have a wooden effect but it should come to other country’s as well

      • MasterMuffin

        Yup!

    • Luka Mlinar

      Nice save :D

  • joser116

    It better.