Are blurry images and speculated specs even better than the real thing? While it’s always nice to see the real McCoy and get real specs, isn’t the speculation about what a product can do and squinting your eyes to make out a feature in a blurry image all part of the excitement and build-up to a new product?
Well, we think so anyway and so we were excited to see some more images of the new Motorola tablet put online. We caught a glimpse of the tablet last week when Google’s Andy Rubin used one to show off Honeycomb and Google Maps for Mobile 5. The new images were posted on a forum though some of them have since been taken down.
As well as the blurry images, the poster also put up a full list of specs for the tablet and interestingly three possible names for the device. “Name of the unit may be Everest/Stingray or Trygon” the poster states. The Stingray moniker has been suspected for some time, but the revelation of the Everest and Trygon names is news to us. While the provenance of the name Everest is obvious, that of Trygon is less so. Apparently a Trygon is a Tyranid character from the Warhammer tabletop game and fictional universe. You learn something new every day I guess.
Regarding the specs, there was little revealed which we didn’t know (or suspect) already. According to the forum poster, the device will have 32GB internal storage, an NVIDIA Tegra 2 T20 dual-core processor, a Gyroscope, 1280 x 800 resolution display, 5 megapixel camera on the back, 2 megapixel on the front, microSD up to 32GB, 1.0 GHz Processor, 512 MB RAM, 10in multi-touch screen, WiFi, Bluetooth and run Android 3.0. All these of course have to be taken with a pinch of salt but seem in line with what has been rumoured before.
From the photos now removed from the forum, it looks like there will be a micro-USB jack, a mini-HDMI port and a 3.5mm headphone socket, as well as some contacts for a likely dock. Motorola are likely to unveil this device at CES 2011 and we will be on hand to get the first look at the Honeycomb-running tablet and see if it can live up to the hype surrounding it.