The Motorola Corvair 6′ tablet will control your “Connected”
When a tablet becomes the center of automated control within the home, we all win! As the lines between your home electronics and the electronics that can fit into your pocket blur, the outcome is fully automated control from wherever you may find yourself. Take Android’s @Home initiative for example or Vizio’s attempt at a TV integrated tablet. As strides are being made to streamline these ideas and concepts the competition grows and better products are born. Recently Motorola’s new lines of tablets have been leaking into the wild. The Motorola Xoom 2 and the slightly smaller Xoom 2 Media Edition tablets will be entering the tablet market in the very near future. But the recently spied Motorola Corvair is proposed as more than just a table and is now breaking out of its secrecy to show off its automation services, how far can it go?
The Motorola Corvair is not the offspring of what should have been a Corvette, but the story behind the autos seems fitting. The Xoom 2 is the Vette while the Corvair fill’s in the gaps…sort of. The Corvair by Motorola was initially leaked by The Verge and its details are currently a bit sparse. What is known about the new Corvair measures in at 6 inches and is slated to be a “Dedicated Controller for the Connected” Who or what the “Connected” are is still a mystery, however it’s a good bet the connected will at least start with your TV and move on to other details of your house. The likely outcome of what this unique little device is scheduled to do is offer up remote access to your home automation system and could potentially ship or be an addition to upcoming Motorola set top boxes. On the front side of the device to the right or left of the 6 inch screen you’ll notice a volume rocker and transport which include a record button. That record button screams DVR. The Corvair uses the power of Android 2.3 or Gingerbread, comes with a 6 inch touch screen a 4000 mAh battery, Wi-Fi and IR and RF4CE technologies. According to the leak the Corvair is currently undergoing testing with the cable companies and seems to have a bit more ability than being just a dedicated controller. It will be interesting to see where the Corvair ends up and what type of capabilities it has when made official. There is no launch information or pricing details to be had at this point, however the packaging of the unit says the Corvair is “optimized for low cost”. Looking at the pictures of the packaging and the unit itself, would I be crazy to expect a in time for the holidays release? Guess we’ll just have to wait.
What do you think of the new Motorola Corvair? A perfect remote control or undersized tablet? Personally my initial dream was full integration with what Google is doing with Android @Home. I want my Android controlled light bulbs, damn it. So what do you guys think of the new Moto Corvair and whats its place in your home? Sound off and let us know, and before you go check out all the Motorola accessories you’ll ever need.gingerbread, tablets, Android 2.3, corvair remote, Motorola tablet