Motorola CEO hints at return of tablets, other Moto X-inspired form factors

Moto X
A Motorola tablet could follow the Moto X

Motorola's been out of the tablet game for a few years now, but according to a new report the Illinois-based company might be preparing a new contender.

According to Engadget, Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside hinted during an interview at the company's Fort Worth facility that the company is working on tablets.

"That's something we are working on, but [there's] nothing specific to talk about right now," Woodside said.

That's pretty thin, but it's all we've got.

Moto Maker tablet?

Engadget proposed that whatever new tablets Motorola announces might be offered through its Moto Maker application.

The Moto Maker allows buyers of the Moto X on AT&T's network to customize the phone with a variety of options, and it stands to reason that a Motorola tablet would benefit from the same perks.

That's pure speculation, however, as there have been no official hints to that effect.

The Moto X is available through a variety of carriers, but currently only AT&T customers have access to the Moto Maker.

It's also worth mentioning that Woodside said the company will look into other form factors that take design cues and technologies from the Moto X phone.

Goodbye Xoom, hello something?

We weren't betting big on Motorola's future tablet prospects when the company officially killed the "Xoom" line last month.

The Xoom and Xoom 2 both dropped in 2011, but a trademark dispute put the line on hold and this year Motorola finally put it to bed for good.

With the Motorola betting on the flagship Moto X to resuscitate its mobile business, a similar tablet could soon follow.

Michael Rougeau

Michael Rougeau is a former freelance news writer for TechRadar. Studying at Goldsmiths, University of London, and Northeastern University, Michael has bylines at Kotaku, 1UP, G4, Complex Magazine, Digital Trends, GamesRadar, GameSpot, IFC, Animal New York, @Gamer, Inside the Magic, Comic Book Resources, Zap2It, TabTimes, GameZone, Cheat Code Central, Gameshark, Gameranx, The Industry, Debonair Mag, Kombo, and others.

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