Dec 13 AT 1:26 PM Sean Riley 22 Comments

Motorola’s Honeycomb tablet flaunts Verizon branding in new blurry shots

We can probably add Droid Pad (and apparently Trygon?) to the growing list of possible names for the upcoming Motorola Honeycomb tablet as the latest photos clearly confirm the long standing suspicion that Motorola’s tablet is coming to Big Red.

An Engadget tipster snapped these new images; if you want to see all of them you can hit the source link below, but as we’ve already seen high res shots there isn’t anything too exciting about them beyond the Verizon logo.

The rest of the information that the tipster bore was more interesting for the fact that it coincided with the specs that we have seen previously which is encouraging that this tablet might not be too far from launch.

  • 1 GHz Tegra 2 T20
  • 10″ screen
  • 1280 x 800 resolution
  • 32 GB Storage
  • 512 MB Ram
  • Gyroscope
  • Micro sd slot
  • Micro-usb
  • Mini-HDMI

We know this is going to be the hero device for Honeycomb so what are your bets on a release date?

Lockscreen on Motorola Honeycomb tablet for Verizon Inputs on Motorola Honeycomb tablet for Verizon Back of Motorola Honeycomb tablet for Verizon

Source: Engadget

Sean has been with Android and Me for over 5 years and covering mobile for the last 6. He occasionally muses about gadgets and tech outside of the Android universe at Techgasms.

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  • http://Website Gee

    Does lead device mean Nexus-like a.k.a Google support? Would be great if there was a Nexus Tablet, that plus a Nexus S equals Android heaven.

    Specs look great but I’m kind of disappointed by the 512MB of RAM, was hoping for at least 768 MB just ’cause I expect tablet apps to be more complicated/bigger.

    • http://Website Ben Johnson, GA

      yeah the new iPad 2 has 768MB RAM for sure. Seems like Android cant catch up as usual (reminds me of the Nexus S catastrophe).
      cheers

      sent from my iPhone 4

      • http://Website bobby

        1. Ipad 2 is not going to have 768
        2. Ipad 1 has 256 so even if ipad 2 has 768 its going to be playing catchup
        3. Android doesnt have to wait a year for new device meaning there will be tablets released by htc and others that have more

    • http://Website dagamer34

      Considering the iPad runs great on 256MB of RAM, I don’t see how 768 is really needed at this point. 512MB should be good for now. Keep in mind that this isn’t a desktop OS, and only one app should be utilizing a large amount of resources at any point in time. Background apps shouldn’t be chugging along since that’ll ruin battery life.

      Also, besides a tiny increase in RAM needed to store slightly higher-res graphics, RAM requirements should stay roughly the same for tablet apps. I don’t expect them to start using Havok physics in games on tablets!

  • http://Website Shane

    As many have said, if they come out with a WiFi-only version then it’ll probably be a huge success.
    I know the only way i’ll get one (which i really want to) is if there’s a WiFi only version. My guess would be 1Q 2011 since we’re seeing more and more leaks.

  • http://Website sha

    This is the same guy who leaked some Droid screenshots last year, roughly 1 month before the unveiling… either he’s early this time or the tablet is really around the corner

  • http://www.twitter.com/xOneSainTx xOneSainTx

    Unless software developers support Android like they have with apple iPad I don’t see the need for a android tablet. I own a Nexus One and had planned on buying a nexus s until the lack of a SD card slot became true. I also own a ipad which I love because of the great games and apps. I know android has some good games and apps but on my Nexus one I have 72 apps on my phone. That includes games. My iPad I counted over 135 apps. Sure on both devices I dont use everyone all the time but until the support for Android in a tablet form gets to be as good as the iPad, ill be sticking to my iPad for multi media and my Nexus One for phone and a quick game of angry birds when I get a chance. And by no means am I a apple fan boy. I left the iPhone for android when the G1 was first released.

  • http://Website Ben Johnson, GA

    man, what a fugly tablet. My iPad is so much nicer and superior. Im planning to upgrade to the upcoming iPad 2, which is going to raise the benchmarks once again. Good luck Motoflop, you´ll need it!
    cheers

    sent from my iPhone 4

  • http://Website ANDEE

    10″ is one good way to fail as a tablet

    • http://Website teleknEsis

      I have the G-Tablet and I can say 10″ is a perfect size. 7 would feel too much like a slighly larger version of my phone but 10 is perfect for reading, web browsing, watching movies, and playing games. With the usb keyboard + mouse support I can remote into work and actually work well on it

  • http://Website Android4life

    Attention all iPad users:

    The iPad doesn’t have gyroscope,
    It only has 256mb of ram,
    There’s no camera nor flash,
    There’s no sd slot,
    Has a single core processor,
    And you can’t download anything from the internet.

    Steve Jobs has already ruled out a 7 inch tablet for the 2nd gen.

    Although a leaked photo of the 2nd gen shows a hole for a camera and a sd card slot, there’s still no flash for the camera.

    Android let’s the consumer choose between 7 and 10 inch tablets, but the ipad is only available in the 9.7 inch size. I think the 7 inch tablet is a lot more portable.

    This tablet has gyrscope, a camera with flash, and a DUAL CORE processor!!!

    • http://Website Android4life

      I think there will be a lot more apps designed for the tablets when honeycomb and the new app market is released.

      Currently there’s not many android tablet users, but next spring, there will be a lot more tablets available, which means there will be a lot more tablet apps!!!

      • http://www.twitter.com/xOneSainTx xOneSainTx

        I don’t think the casual buyer knowledge in Android is as vast as the readers of this website and others. I love android as I stated, but if there was a entry poll as people walked into best buy and they were asked which tablet they would be iPad or Android I would say most would say iPad. Yes I know apple does a great job advertising, and that’s where android and its recent accusations of a flooded market come in. It seems like every 3 to 6 months the press and everyone is saying ” best android phone on the market”. I want android to succeeded but with an open source

      • http://www.twitter.com/xOneSainTx xOneSainTx

        I don’t think the casual buyer knowledge in Android is as vast as the readers of this website and others. I love android as I stated, but if there was a entry poll as people walked into best buy and they were asked which tablet they would be iPad or Android I would say most would say iPad. Yes I know apple does a great job advertising, and that’s where android and its recent accusations of a flooded market come in. It seems like every 3 to 6 months the press and everyone is saying ” best android phone on the market”. I want android to succeeded but with an open source it will continue to struggle. I hate that people say there are more android activations per day then iOS ….well there is 1 iPhone and countless numbers of android phones. Flooded market isn’t good for the consumer.

  • http://Website President John Kerry

    Im waiting for the next iPad before i put my wallet down

  • http://Website Roger

    Why are there so many apple creepers on Android and Me?!?

  • http://Website luisferfranco

    I really don’t understand why the “main” memory can’t be more than 512MB

    Why not 4GB or something better?

    Why does that limitation exist?

    • jjl84

      $$$$ – Flash memory is expensive.

    • http://Website njmalevoice

      cos you can’t afford it!

  • LukeT32

    I personally still don’t see a great need for a tablet…. other to say, looks at my pretty, new, and exspensive toy that you don’t have…

    • http://Website bobby

      its great for school. Its light, thin, inexpensive and user friendly. Great for ebooks and textbooks

    • http://Website njmalevoice

      technology has to keep moving! tablet may be one of the “formats”. i use Droid X and never owned any iPod nor iPhone and hate iTunes so much, but i will not say that there is not a need for any iProducts! Bring it on, new devices, new technologies, make things smaller, make things run more efficiently, etc. Competition will also lower the price.