Motorola's Honeycomb tablet sneaks into wild

Photos of Motorola's upcoming 10-inch Android tablet appear on a forum thread, said to be running Android's Honeycomb OS and made available through Verizon.

Photo of Motorola Honeycomb tablet.
A leaked image of what appears to be Motorola's planned Android Honeycomb tablet, branded with the Verizon logo. wnrussell

During last week's All Things D conference, Google's Andy Rubin gave the world a sneak peek at an upcoming Motorola tablet running the long-awaited tablet-optimized version of the Android OS, code-named "Honeycomb." This week, with far less fanfare, images of the 10-inch Motorola tablet popped up on a mobile forum offering a telling new detail: a Verizon logo.

The images don't offer many other notable details, but the tipster does spell out the specs, including 32GB of internal storage, an Nvidia Tegra 2 T20 dual-core processor, gyroscope sensor, a display resolution of 1,280x800 pixels, front and rear cameras (2MP/5MP), a 1GHz system processor, microSD support, 512MB of RAM, and wireless connections for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G, and LTE.

Sounds like a pretty sweet rig, though pricing and availability are still unknown (perhaps CES 2011 will fix this). If Verizon's handling of the Samsung Galaxy Tab is any indication, expect contracts.

Featured Video

Why do so many of us still buy cars with off-road abilities?

Cities are full of cars like the Subaru XV that can drive off-road but will never see any challenging terrain. What drives us to buy cars with these abilities when we don't really need them most of the time?

by Drew Stearne