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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.