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Motorola planning Android tablet with Moto X-style customisation options

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The old Motorola Xoom

Motorola hasn't enjoyed the best run of form when it comes to tablets down the years, but it may be preparing to give it another shot, judging by comments made by the company's CEO.

The Google-owned company is contemplating following up the Moto X smartphone with a tablet boasting the same extensive customisation options.

The US-exclusive smartphone can be ordered using the Moto Maker website where users can pick choose colours for the faceplate, back casing, button accents and have a personal message engraved.

In an interview with Engadget, Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside admitted the company could offer the same facility for a larger tablet device.

He told the site: "That's something we are working on, but there's nothing specific to talk about right now."

He went on to say that any new Moto tablet would take "some of the design cues, as well as technologies, from the Moto X."

As we mentioned above, Moto's history with Android tablets is chequered. It's Motorola Xoom running the tablet-optimised Android 3.0 Honeycomb OS promised to be the dawning of a new era for Android tablets, but a high price point and a distinct lack of apps held back its commercial success.

The follow up Xoom 2 devices fared even worse as devices from Samsung and Google itself took centre stage.

Motorola can no longer legally use the Xoom name following a court settlement last month, so our money would probably be on a Motorola X Tablet moniker should the device ever see the light of day.

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