The illusive Motorola Corvair tablet that surfaced last year has just showed up at Verizon Wireless, and this time we have more details on the device’s hardware and software configuration.
The folks over at Engadget
have just been tipped on the possible release of the Motorola Corvair at Verizon Wireless, which is referred to as the FiOS Companion Android tablet.
According to previous details leaked last year, the Corvair will be powered by Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system, though its main purpose will be to act as a universal remote control, allowing users to stream select TV channels on its display.
Basically, the Corvair, also known as the FiOS Companion
tablet can be used as a remote for TV, DVD player, Stereo system, or any other device that can be controlled via infrared signal.
The slate is said to pack a 6-inch touchscreen display, though we’re not sure if this is capacitive or Motorola will decided to include a cheaper solution and put in a resistive screen.
There are no other details on the slate’s hardware configuration, but we know it comes with a Home button, a volume control and some Android native controls (touch sensitive).
When it comes to software, the slate will come pre-loaded with several Verizon apps and services, including instant access to DVR Management, Media Manager, Home Account, FiOS Digital Voice, Home Monitoring and Control, and many others.
New apps and services will be available through Verizon carousel. It is also worth mentioning the Verizon Home Button
will offer quick access to the carrier’s home screen, providing quick access to an easy to use interface.
Motorola Corvair does not have a release timeframe for the moment, but Verizon did mention that the FiOS Companion Android tablet “may be available in the future.” Stay tuned for more updates on the matter.