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More Motorola Tablet Images Emerge

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More Motorola Tablet Images Emerge

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.

Source: Howard Forums via Engadget

autosapien

December 13, 2010, 6:30 pm

"Are blurry images and speculated specs even better than the real thing? While it&#8217s always nice to see the real McCoy and get real specs, isn&#8217t 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?"





Absolutely not. It's exactly this kind of frivolous speculation on forthcoming products that drag down the quality of tech sites like TrustedReviews.





I'd much prefer you gave information and analysis about products when they are actually available to buy, rather than scraps of information from a product that may be available at some time in the future.

HarryGlass

December 13, 2010, 8:27 pm

It's hardly frivoulous spec if you've got photos to back it up. TR doesn't post many such articles in comparison to most sites, they just cover products that are of interest to people here and hope to cover in full when they come out officially. For all we know TR have a product in house to test and cannot mention it cos of an NDA, so this allows them to at least say something.





Anyway, main thing here is that Honeycomb tablets are 'round the corner, which given the lack of changes in Gingerbread is very relevant and welcome.

rav

December 14, 2010, 3:06 am

Given that it definitely is a real product that has already been demonstrated at D by Andy Rubin it's hardly speculation.





From the demo Honeycomb does look very exciting. Just hope that it has some new goodies for phones to and isn't just limited to tablets.

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