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Motorola: Droid Bionic in September, two new LTE tablets due

updated 05:25 pm EDT, Thu July 28, 2011

Motorola hints Droid Bionic and extra LTE tablets

Motorola CEO Sanjay Jha during the call discussing the company's until September, eight months after the original design showed. The Xoom's 4G upgrade was also pushed back to September, Jha said.

The executive was also relatively candid about tablet plans and said that there would be two new LTE-based 4G tablets due before the end of 2011. He gave no clues about the devices, but the company's CFO made it clear one of these would be a Xoom sequel as shipments of the original would go down during a "transition" to something new. Rumors have hinted at an ultra sharp tablet with an iPad-like ratio but little else that might match.

Also coming before the end of the year was a new strategy for Webtop, the interface that gives the Atrix 4G its desktop-like interface, and bundles like that with the Lapdock. The software upgrade would focus more on office and media tasks as well as have inter-device streaming and support for Spotify. Pack-ins that include a dock and a phone would get "more competitive," according to Jha.

Motorola hadn't commented on competition as of this writing but had said that the Atrix 4G's real-world sell-through at AT&T went up once the price was cut in half to $100 on contract.

by MacNN Staff



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