Rumored Motorola tablet could be customized through Moto Maker website

Rumored Motorola tablet could be customized through Moto Maker website
Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside, in a published report on Wednesday, admitted that Motorola is working on a tablet although he would not say much more about it. It is also possible that the tablet will be available for customization through the Moto Maker web site. Woodside didn't reveal anything about the tablet although he did mention a couple of things that might hold over to such a slate.

Woodside says that buyers "are happy to have a choice of a product that's built in the US." He also says that  customization "is a pretty important part of what we want to do going forward. We think it's a consumer desire that is universal."  No time frame was given as to when to expect a customizable slate from the wholly owned Google subsidiary.

Meanwhile, Motorola has been keeping track of Moto X orders through the Moto Maker web site and found that navy blue is the most popular color. And according to Motorola's CEO, "15 percent of people ... are choosing black with an orange accent." Right now, AT&T customers have the exclusive use of the Moto Maker site until November.

This looks like the way Motorola will differentiate itself from other manufacturers of both phones and tablets, by allowing buyers to customize certain aspects of the device, and by selling that "Made in the U.S.A" label.

source: Engadget

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24 Comments

1. papss unregistered

I wonder how they will price it... Currently you pay just as much for a moto x as a of g2 (by right out price)which is just silly.. Moto is completely out of touch.

2. trustory

Posts: 132; Member since: Jan 23, 2013

Being assembled in the US is really killing them.

22. Reluctant_Human

Posts: 910; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

They wouldn't be able to have such a quick turn around time for customized phones if it wasn't assembled in the US. They would waste just as much money, if not more, express shipping every phone from China.

3. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Who cares about the price... Moto can I have the: OMAP5 Cortex A15 or Tegra4 3Gb Ram 2.5Ghz 400ppi Adreno 330x8 Mp8 Gpu Carbon fiber back Dragontrail glass 12000 mah battery Thanks in advance ™

5. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2348; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

LOL stay off that stuff buddy....

7. papss unregistered

Sure...but you are missing the point as usual.

14. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Nah. I personally think a Motorola new tablet would be like this; 8-10" 1080p or 1600p display 2 GB of RAM New version of the X8 system, based off of the Snapdragon 800: dual core 2 GHz Krait 400 and Adreno 330 with 2 dedicated cores Same overall design language as the Moto X, unless they're doing it in collaboration with Verizon, then it will be more similar to the new Droids That would be great.

15. JojoGo101

Posts: 211; Member since: Dec 17, 2012

Why dragontrail glass may I ask?

17. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Much better tougher than Gorrila glass 3. Even better would be Ceramic or Sapphire. I would pay that extra £70 +for those prestige materials ™

20. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Maybe one day manufactorers will wake up and make good quality glass standard instead of the POS gorilla glass.

12. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

My guess would be 499$ just like their oldie tablet so i wouldn't bother buying it.

4. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2348; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

So it will have a huge clip on\off plastic on the back and front??? Yuck... Motorola RIP

16. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Where did you hear that?

18. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2348; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Well , look at the "highligt" of their flopship phone,, the interchangable covers,

23. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

You mean the Moto X? No, the covers can't be changed. Once you order your Moto X on Moto Maker, nothing can be changed about it hardware wise. You can't take the front or back covers off.

6. DukeX

Posts: 327; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

Who said the plastic will be cheap?

13. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2348; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Who said anything about cheap?

8. papss unregistered

Oh it certainly won't be cheap.. Moto doesn't know how to price cheap.

9. Pyoung0560

Posts: 26; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

Apple surely does for their plastic phone

11. papss unregistered

I agree there too. Over priced is over priced no matter the mfg.

10. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

sweet! i may look into it. i was planning on getting the 2nd Gen Nexus 10 for my 10.1 incher but i already have one Nexus. i could consider something like this. o:

19. jphillips63

Posts: 253; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

After the Xoom fiasco Motorola can shove there tablets where the sun don't shine.

21. DukeX

Posts: 327; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

You're complaining about like one of the few tablets from 2011 that got updated to jelly bean. Im sure it's not that bad come on.

24. Penywyz

Posts: 255; Member since: Aug 13, 2013

I loved all my Moto Droids, so I'm really looking forward to this if it is true. Customization would be awesome too!!!

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