Motorola has sure been busy lately with the development of new Android tablets. A recent leak shows not only another tablet in the works, but an Android tablet/interactive TV remote combo thingy. The Motorola Corvair, as it’s being dubbed, is a 6-inch tablet designed for your TV room and apparently wants to make TV time more interesting.
Our pals over at The Verge got their hands on some leaked images and claim to know that the device is already being tested by cable providers. The packaging calls the device a “dedicated controller,” but at the same time shows the tablet’s UI on the TV screen, leading us to believe it can be used to watch and stream media all the while functioning as a universal remote. Motorola has been making cable boxes for a while now and maybe this is the ultimate way to interact with them. Who knows what other brand set top boxes this will work with – if any. This all makes perfect sense because if you will notice, there are power and volume buttons located on the front of the device.
Not much is known specs wise, but since it claims to be “optimized for low cost” I wouldn’t expect anything major under the hood. Just by looking at the box we can tell it will be run by some version of Android 2.3 – most likely custom, and it will have IR control and RF4CE, a ZigBee-based RF control protocol. A high-capacity 4,000mAH battery will be on board to make sure you don’t loose power during those epic reality show marathons I just know you love. We will be keeping an eye out for further info on this guy, it should develop into some interesting news and if it makes it to the market, will be the first of its kind.
[via The Verge]