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Motorola Planning New Android Tablet Called Corvair

Shortly after the release of the XOOM 2 and the XOOM 2 Media Edition, Motorola is planning a new tablet called the Corvair which will be an even smaller tablet that is also a TV Controller.

The Verge reports that the device will be a dedicated controller which will run on Android 2.3 Gingerbread and even posted a picture of the Corvair's product box.

Apart fom its 6-inch capacitive touchscreen display, the device comes with a 4000mAh battery, Wi-Fi, IR Control as well as RF4CE, which, The Verge says, is a Zigbee-based RF control protocol, which could be handy for home automation tasks.

It looks from the box picture as though the tablet will also come with dedicated buttons on the side and a 16:10 screen ratio. While its hardware partner Intel seems to have all but given up on its TV hopes, Google appears to be still hoping for Google TV to be a winner, even if it is via a proxy like a tablet such as Corvair.

And how much would a universal remote control cost? Well consider the Logitech Harmony 1100 which carries a suggested retail price of £379, almost as expensive as the iPad 2 and doesn't even include a big screen.

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