Motorola Mobility is not the only company launching products this year and the other branch that was left independent from Google, Motorola Solutions is now launching its own tablet. We’re dealing here with the Motorola ET1, that targets enterprise customers and it’s shown below.
This model runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread with enterprise customization, plus it’s delivered with an optional barcode scanner and magnetic stripe reader. There’s also a hot swap battery pack and secure system software. Motorola ET1 can be considered a replacement for old Windows Embedded Handheld and Windows CE slates, but with an entirely new platform, Gingerbread.
Motorola Solutions chose Android 2.3 because of the feedback on this platform from their potential customers. The purpose here is for the product to meet these key words: durability, security, device management and lifecycle support. As far as specs go, they’re practically equal to the ones of a high end phone: 1GHz dual core TI OMAP4 processor, 1GB of RAM, 4GB of Flash memory and a 4GB memory card on board. Of course, the screen is bigger: 7 inch capacitive touchscreen with 1024 x 600 resolution.
Android 2.3.4 is packed with novelty, such as the full suite of enterprise software modules on board, including RhoElements. This is a web-based app dev tool for the creation of HTML5 apps. Expect a release of this tablet packing a 4620 mAh battery in Q4 2011