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Motorola To Launch Android Based TV Tablet

Motorola and Verizon Wireless may be looking to launch a tablet computer that will compete with Apple's iPad and will feature native support (and tight integration) with Verizon's own FiOS digital TV service.

According to a Financial Times article, the US handset manufacturer will use the fact that the tablet will be TV friendly as a unique selling point as it takes on the iPad and other forthcoming Android tablets.

Other features reported by the FT are that it will have a 10-inch screen, front and back cameras, the presence of an Android OS version that supports Adobe Flash (Froyo or above) plus the fact that it will be thinner and lighter than its nemesis.

Interestingly, FT also mentions that it can be used as a hotspot to share data connection with nearby devices. Whether the new tablet will be a portable version of Google TV (or integrate some of its features) remain to be seen.

Also worth mentioning is the fact that the launch of the Motorola tablet will coincide with the launch of Android OS 3.0 otherwise known as Gingerbread.

No details about pricing and availability have been released and it is more than probable that the tablet will be released exclusively on Verizon Wireless in the US and on Vodafone in the UK.