Motorola unveils new tablet

Motorola has unveiled a brand new tablet, but before customers start wonder what happened to the recently-launched Xoom, the new ET1 tablet taps into the market of enterprise and government customers, a first for the company.

Motorola's new ET1 tablet (image: Motorola)

“The ET1 brings the familiarity and popularity of a consumer-class user experience to a true enterprise-class device that includes enhanced durability, an optional barcode scanner and magnetic stripe reader, hot-swappable battery packs, and secure system software,” Motorola said in a statement.

The tablet can also be password-protected, so it can be easily shared between employee according to their of responsibility and access rights. “Based on log-in information, managers can automatically control and monitor use of approved applications to help ensure on-the-job productivity is not compromised.”

The Android tablet can run a large variety of retail apps developed by Motorola’s independent software vendor (ISV) community, like Assisted selling, Mobile point of sale (mPOS), Manager electronic dashboards, Planogram management and compliance and Item Locator.

Charlie Fripp – Consumer Tech editor