There were rumors saying that the Finnish manufacturer, Nokia, is planning to launch a tablet this year.
Motorola’s new product will also enable users to watch TV, according to Financial Times.
The new Tablet PC will have a 10-inch screen, will use the Google Android operating system and users could access programs like Adobe Flash.
Thanks to the TV broadcast application, Verizon customers could use FiOS service.
The new product will be thinner and lighter than iPad, sources say, quoted by Financial Times. Sources haven’t disclosed however, information about Motorola’s new Tablet PC’s name.
Although both Verizon and Motorola’s officials haven’t made any comments yet, in the past, Motorola discussed for several times the possibility of launching a new product to compete iPad.
Gizmodo says this rumor adds up what they’d previously heard and know: “It’s been rumored that Google and HTC are partnering on tablet hardware since January, and clearly Google and Verizon have gotten awfully cozy of late. And launching a major new product on Black Friday—the busiest shopping day of the year—would generate a lot of attention and, more importantly, hands-on time if they end up selling them in brick and mortars,” says Brian Barrett, Gizmodo.
Download Squad says that the device could be based on NVidia’s Tegra 2 platform and sport a 1280×720 multitouch display, 2GB of RAM, minimum 32GB SSD, WiFi/Bluetooth/LTE connectivity, GPS, webcam, and possibly expandable storage via a multi-card reader.
Although Apple launched a new phone each summer since 2007, the new phone with CMDA is never the less notable considering that both Apple and AT&T had a long relationship and because it will be made for Verizon.
Rumors say that the latest iPhones are built by Hon Hai Precision Industry, the same company that built the previous versions. However, the new CMDA phone for Verizon will be built by Pentagon Technology, a subsidiary of ASUSTeK Computer.
The production for the CMDA phone will start in September but according to FoxNews.com the release date is yet to be announced.
The spokesmen for all the companies involved in this affair refused to comment.