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Motorola Take A Stab At iPad

David Gilbert

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We always like a little bit of gentle ribbing among technology’s elite and Motorola’s “Tablet Evolution” video brings it to a new level. While we enjoyed the humour, we imagine Steve Jobs over in Cupertino was less than impressed with his market-leading tablet being compared to ancient stone slabs and described as “It’s like a giant phone.”

While it may warm our hearts a little to think of Jobs fulminating in his ivory tower, this video brings us little in the way of new information about the tablet. The unnamed Motorola tablet was first seen in use a couple of weeks ago running the Honeycomb Android OS when Google’s Andy Rubin took to the stage at the D: Dive Into Mobile conference. What has been confirmed however from this video is that Motorola will officially unveil the device at CES in Las Vegas in a few weeks time.

Not too much is known about the Motorola device except that it is powered by an Nvidia processor, houses a dual-core 3D processor, has video chat and of course runs Honeycomb. As you can see, the clever marketing people at Motorola began the video by comparing tablets from ancient Egypt such as the Rosetta Stone and even go on to mention a Mayan tablet, which predicts the end of the world in 2012.

One little bit of information we might be able to extrapolate from the video is regarding the rumoured name of the tablet – the Stingray. At the end of the video we see a bee flying past the covered up tablet, which could indicate that the sting moniker could have some validity. We'll have to wait and see.

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