Yesterday, during the Deutsche Bank Technology conference, Sanjay Jha – Motorola’s co-CEO, stated that he hopes Motorola can develop a compelling Android tablet by early 2011. He has recently been counting on Android running smartphones to help the company’s declining profits and expects the OS to be their main ticket out of trouble.
However, with more and more of their phones running the Android OS being released each year, Jha thinks it is time they start to focus on the new frontier- tablet PC’s – now that the current generation of software is up to par with a tablet device.
“I will only develop a tablet if it is sufficiently compelling,” Jha said during the on-stage chat.
When asked if he thinks the tablet market will cut into Motorola’s device sales he stated, “I see the tablet market as an opportunity; not cannibalization with smartphones, iPad is more an extension of iPhone than a migration of a Macintosh. I think that is a natural expansion for us.”
Only time will tell and if Motorola does in fact develop a compelling tablet device we will be sure to hear about it before it’s official release with details to come.