Analyst Ashok Kumar (Rodman & Renshaw), known for his recent speculation of Research in Motion’s plans to release a BlackBerry ‘companion’ tablet before the end of the year, has now also predicted that Motorola will release a 10-inch tablet running Android 3.0 “Gingerbread” for around $300 this holiday season. It is not known whether that price is with or without a subsidized wireless broadband contract, but Verizon Wireless is expected to complete their upcoming 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network around the anticipated launch date meaning the device will likely have both Wi-Fi and 3G/4G mobile broadband connections.

Back in May, Motorola co-CEO Sanjay Jha told the media that the company was “thinking about the right solution” for tablets as “companion devices.” The processor used would like be the same or similar to the 1GHz OMAP3630 CPU currently used in their DROID X and upcoming DROID 2 smartphones.

In January, Motorola showed off a 7-inch prototype tablet (photo) manufactured by ICD running Android, an Nvidia Tegra T20 chipset and an in-house CDMA modem that was was going to brought to market by Motorola.

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