Verizon harbors ambitious Android tablet plans and they have made no attempt to keep this a secret. Here is more info on that front, as the latest tablet PC news reveals they have partnered up with Motorola to give shape to their tablet dreams. However, every attempt is being made to keep everything pertaining to the new tablet under wraps (though some of the details have filtered out and are now in public domain). So we know the new tablet will come with two integrated cameras – one at the front for video conferencing, and another on the back for still pictures. The new tablet will also have a 10 inch screen, which puts it slam bang in the iPad territory. The report also reveals it will be thinner and lighter than the iPad.
What’s also known is that the tablet will be compatible with Adobe Flash while also having mobile hotspot functionality. It will also have something that perhaps no other tablet is offering right now – access to Verizon’s FiOS cable service. Motorola already is into making the Verizon FiOS set-top box and to include the same technology – albeit with any modification – should not be too much to ask. Google’s Android operating system has been chosen for OS duty.
Unfortunately, this is as much as is available right now and there is no word yet on what is going to power the new tablet or what is likely to be its price. But the good thing is the tablet may be ready for a launch as early as this fall.
However, there are some who doubt if the tablet will be viable enough, particularly since Android Froyo can’t support resolutions high enough that can make watching TV on a 10 inch screen a worthwhile experience. So unless it’s the new version of Android, the new tablet certainly won’t be exciting enough even if it can do 720p video playback effortlessly. However, with the tablet likely to break cover during fall this year, which is also the time when the Gingerbread is likely to be launched, does fuel hope of a new tablet that will take television viewing to a whole new plane.
It’s just a few months to wait for what is turning out to be an exciting new tablet device which stands out of the run-of-the-mill tablet devices that are pouring into the markets every day.
Sovan Mandal is the senior tablet and tech corespondent for goodereader.com. He brings a international approach to news that is not just applicable to the North American market, but also Asia, India, Europe and others. Sovy brings his own writing flavor to the website and is interested in Science Fiction, Technology and Writing. Any questions, send an email