Motorola to build new slate once Lenovo purchase closes

Motorola to build new slate once Lenovo purchase closes
It has been a long time since we've seen a tablet branded with the Motorola name and logo. According to Lenovo CEO Yang Yuanquing, that is going to change. A report out of Taiwan on Tuesday, reveals Motorola's intention to produce a new slate using the Motorola name. The company hasn't produced a tablet since December, 2011 when the Motorola DROID Xyboard 8.2 and Motorola DROID Xyboard 10.1 both tumbled off the assembly line.

The Lenovo executive said that as soon as the Motorola acquisition is closed, the tablets will be released. The manufacturer will use a "dual-brand" system in which these slates will carry either the Motorola or Lenovo name depending on the area where the tablet is being released. Lenovo plans on employing the same branding scheme for Motorola smartphones.

The Lenovo executive didn't discuss any particular details about the tablet, but it looks like both HTC and Motorola will both be making comebacks in the tablet market this year. HTC is expected to be the manufacturer of the Nexus 9 tablet.

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source: TWNews  via GforGames

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8 Comments

1. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

It better not be a failure like their Xoom tablets

3. imkyle

Posts: 1115; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

It terms of Sales if was a failure but software wise my WiFi Xoom received 3 major updates. I hope Moto does make a new tablet, I'd love to see one.

2. Tziggy14

Posts: 624; Member since: Sep 02, 2014

I'm gonna stay away from Moto phones for now until Lenovo proves they will keep the current strategy Moto has intact. But some improvements would be nice.

4. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

That's what I'm worried about as well. I'll pick up the Turbo, but it'll be the last one until the dust settles. If they let Motorola handle the design and such, but just slap the Lenovo name on it for certain regions, I'd be okay with that. But if Lenovo handles the design, and slaps a Motorola name on it, I'll probably pass unless Lenovo makes some changes to be more like Motorola.

5. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Lenovo handled the ibm think pad division well enough IMO. The concessions they made on the think pads was probably going to happen either way thanks to dell's influence on how desktops and laptops were built to save money. It should be interesting to see how they do with motorola.

6. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

ehhh, Moto would have to bring some very compelling tablet specific features to get me off of the affordable Nexus Tablet Train.

7. Chuck007

Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Should be interesting to see how Lenovo handles Moto. I like what they did with Thinkpad so far, though they ought to remove the Lenovo logo from the screen bezel for better aesthetics.

8. kazoomya

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 10, 2014

So basically this "dual-branding" strategy will likely make their Asian customers buy a Lenovo-branded tablets/smartphones instead of Motorola. Not that I'm gonna buy soon but Lenovo is considered a cheaply made smartphone here in Southeast Asia. No offense meant. I still hope I could buy a Motorola phone here in Malaysia in the future. :(

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