Motorola is not only about high end Honeycomb tablets like the new Xoom 2, but also about little weaklings like the model below. I’m talking about the Motorla Corvair, an Android 2.3 Gingerbread gadget that has the function of a TV set controller.
Nilay Patel from The Verge is the source of the leak and it appears that this device is being tested by cable companies now and they intend to capitalize on its remote control functions. Is this the ideal media controller? The slate comes with a 6 inch capacitive touch display, a 4,000 mAh battery and it’s supposedly able to work with a Motorola cable box.
The product is in pre-production phase and I can’t even guarantee that the Corvair name will stick, since it might be a codename. We’ll probably learn more about the Gingerbread Motorola tablet around Xmas time or maybe at CES 2012. What’s sure is that this is a niche product.