While tablets are in some strange place in the market right now, somewhere between an accessory and a stand-out device, it looks like Motorola is looking to make as many devices as they can to fill up that specific niche. We know that the company has two brand new tablets coming out in the Motorola XOOM 2 and the XOOM 2 Media Edition, but now we’ve got a cable box controller that looks to change the way that we interact with our TV (for the most part).
We’ve seen controllers like this in the past, but this one is designed to look and function the same as a tablet, rather than just a controller. The code name is Corvair, and it is currently being tested by cable companies. There isn’t much else to go on here, other than the device has a 6-inch touchscreen display, a 4,000mAh battery, and will be running a highly customized version of Android 2.3. And while controlling the cable box is one thing, the picture above shows the Corvair streaming the media on the “tablet” to the TV, which would open the doors to plenty more media options if that turns out to be the case in the final product.
No word on a launch date or pricing quite yet, but hopefully the cable companies can move through testing quickly enough.