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

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