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Verizon, Motorola team up for FiOS tablet

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 03 Aug 2010 18:43 User comments (2)

Verizon, Motorola team up for FiOS tablet Motorola and Verizon will soon unveil a new tablet with a FiOS digital pay-TV service included, trying a new method to differentiate itself from the growing number of tablets expected to hit shelves this year.
The 10-inch device will run Android 2.x and can launch as early as "this autumn."

Motorola is a long-time partner of Verizon, creating TV set-top boxes for the FiOS service.

Market leader Apple has sold over 3 million iPad tablets since launch in early April, but HP, RIM, Microsoft, Samsung, Lenovo and LG have all promised tablets by the end of the year, running either BlackBerry, WebOS, Windows 7 or Android operating systems.

None of those devices, however, has promised TV integration.

Verizon has 25 percent share of the U.S. TV market, and 29 percent of the broadband market.

Taking another shot directly at the iPad, the upcoming Motorola tablet will also support Adobe Flash, the standard used by over 85 percent of videos on the Web but blocked by Apple.

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2 user comments

13.8.2010 19:54

Apple needs every hit they can get. Damn they really do have good products, but Steve Jobbs and other senior executives seem like simply a bunch of twats.

24.8.2010 2:43

FiOS? So, you have to plug it into fios while you are at home? Or is it web-based so you can watch mobile?

If it is the first, it sounds like a pain in the butt, as generally, you have a much larger screen already connected to FiOS TV (assuming you have FiOS; they won't bring it to most communities).

If it is the second, then it is rather pointless, as verizon's 3G network is not very fast (faster than most 3G, but still very slow).

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