Surprise, Motorola has a new tablet

Moto Tab

Remember the Motorola XOOM? Making a debut at CES 2011, it was the first ever tablet running Android 3.0 Honeycomb, Google’s tablet-optimised OS. The cutting-edge tablet earning critical acclaim, even named “Best of the CES” by CNET. Unfortunately, after the Xoom 2, Motorola stopped making further tablets. Until now…well, sort of.

Motorola, now a Lenovo company, has announced the Moto Tab, a “beautifully designed, powerfully built tablet from Lenovo.” Technically, it’s built by Lenovo, not Motorola.

If you’re expecting iPad-beating specs and flagship Android tablet features, let me be the first to tell you, don’t.

It looks a lot like the Lenovo Tab 4.0 Plus, and in fact, under the hood they’re specced quite similarly (with a sprinkling of the Tab 4.0).

It packs a 10.1-inch FHD IPS display (1920s1200), a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of expandable storage (up to 128GB via microSD).

It boasts dual speakers and famed Dolby Atmos technology, plus a dedicated TV Mode that gives you quick access to your favourite shows, movies and content.

Moto Tab

It also integrates a fingerprint scanner and you’ll love that the Moto Tab supports multi-users out-of-the-box. You’ll be able to share with your parents and siblings, friends and colleagues. It supports up to seven profiles.

Additionally, there’s a Kids Mode that gives kids specially curated content and approved website, controlled via the tablet’s built-in parental tools.

The tablet packs a whopping 7,000mAh battery that fast charges up via USB Type-C. If the Moto Tab is indeed a Lenovo Tab 4 Plus underneath, then there should be Qualcomm QC 3.0 support.

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The device runs Android 7.1 Nougat out-of-the-box.

Moto Tab

Optional accessories that are “coming soon” include the Lenovo Home Assistant Pack that offers a stand with premium dual mics and powerful 3W speaker; and Lenovo Productivity Pack that offers a Bluetooth ThinkPad keyboard with Touchpad mouse and case folio.

Pricing and availability

Just as the Motorola Xoom was exclusive to Verizon, the Moto Tab looks to be an exclusive to AT&T. No other information regarding availability is available.

The Moto Tab will be available starting Friday, 17 November via AT&T at att.com/mototab or an AT&T store. You can opt for a USD15 (MYR63) a month 20-month plan with an AT&T Instalment plan, or USD299.99 (MYR1,258) with no contract.

Source: Lenovo blog

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