Motorola Droid Tablet: Verizon device could rival iPad

 

By Posted 23 Aug 2010, 11:21

While the rumored tablet talk seems to be about devices by Google, RIM and LG, we have one interesting article for you to read now, which explains why a tablet release from Motorola would be the closest rival to the Apple iPad.

The article in question comes to us courtesy of Cnet, and they have given us a few reasons why Motorola, partnered with Verizon Wireless could give Apple a real run for their money with a tablet device of their own.

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Considering how well Motorola and Verizon have done with their Droid smartphones, a ‘Droid-branded’ tablet would also be a hit with consumers. The Droid brand has well and truly cemented it’s place in the market now, so any new hardware would be an instant seller – especially with Verizon’s fierce marketing campaigns.

What are your thoughts on this? Would you consider buying a Droid tablet device if Motorola were to release one? Read the full article over at Cnet and give us your two cents on this.

  • John

    I agree with the article that Motorola has a chance to take some market share on the tablet market. Here is what they need in order to succeed:
    1. Marketing
    2. WiFi/3G capability same as iPad (including no contract)
    3. The latest Android when released (releasing a new device with an old OS is bad)
    4. Good enough hardware so reviewers don't complain before the device is even launched (I call this the wow factor)
    5. Marketing (you seriously can't have enough)

    In my opinion, the reason was Droid was so successful was because of their marketing. Apple innovates on marketing and user experience, not technology, despite what others may argue. The Dell streak is nice, but when it released with 1.6 with the "promise" of an update I thought to myself, who is going to buy something new and cool only to wait 2 months before you get all the neat and cool features?! Also having it tied to an AT&T contract? Another big mistake. Apple recognized that in order for a tablet to reach the market it needed to be contract free.

    I personally do not like Apple products mostly out of spite for the people who like them. Apple markets extremely well and there are few companies out there today that can seem to keep up. Many people claim to have "iWhatever" killer devices, but miss the mark almost every time. You have to go where the consumer goes and not where your competitor went.

    • grumpet

      I would agree that Apple appears to understand the marketing concept well past those companies who would compete with them ( exception being Microsoft of course ).

      Blackberry has once again attempted to show up to a gun fight with water balloons as they will not release the playbook prior to June of 2011 ( and it's not even certain they will make June).

      Directly from the mouth of Spint ( who will carry the playbook ) those wanting the device will be required a sign up for a two year full blown data service AFTER paying $369.00 for the RIM tablet. If you already have a PDA with data plan be prepared to pull down yer britches because you will pay more for the RIM playbook then an ipad either way.

      This is a golden time for Android based machines to continue to mop the floor with BB and put another dent in Apple G.P. – My guess is that a bunch of Driod machines will beat RIM to the punch.

      Sad for me because I'm a loyal BB user and don't understand how a company that paved the way with the PDA would puck up it's brisket the way it has over the last couple years.