Dec 14 AT 4:23 PM Taylor Wimberly 10 Comments

Verizon rumored to invite Motorola’s tablet to their Super Bowl party

Everyone knows by now that Verizon and Motorola are working on a Tegra 2 tablet running the latest version of Android called Honeycomb. What we don’t know is the final product name or the launch date.

Some have speculated that Honeycomb might not arrive till Q2 2011, but others are reporting earlier dates like February and March. Based on the Honeycomb demo that Andy Rubin gave last week it sure looked like the Motorola tablet he had with him was final hardware. This week we saw the Motorola tablet with the Verizon branding, which tells me this thing is being tested right now and nearing release.

Today we get a report of a tipster who claims the Motorola Honeycomb tablet will be out by Super Bowl weekend. This would make sense that Verizon would tie their tablet launch to the big football game because they are the NFL’s exclusive wireless partner. Verizon also launched 4G LTE in 38 markets, most of which were cities with NFL teams.

Verizon’s tablet is rumored to support 4G LTE data, so it’s possible you could be watching the Super Bowl live on your Motorola tablet if it launches in time. It sounds a little rushed to launch by February 6th, but as I’m staring at the Super Bowl site I see a big Motorola ad plastered across the top right now.

If this tablet is really hitting stores in a couple months, that means Sanjay Jha should be announcing it during Motorola Mobility’s big CES event on January 5th. We already RSVP’d for the Motorola event, so with some lucky we will hopefully be playing with a Honeycomb tablet in the next few weeks.

What devices do you think Motorola will launch at CES? Everst tablet for Verizon 4G, Olympus phone for AT&T, Etna phone for Verizon 4G, or something else?

Via: Droid Life

Source: Howard Forums

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  • http://Website Hans

    Didn’t Andy specifically say the tablet was still a prototype during his D: interview?

    • http://Website Gee

      Products can have prototypes.

      • http://Website Hans

        Of course they can. I never said they couldn’t. The reason I said that was because Taylor said, “Based on the Honeycomb demo that Andy Rubin gave last week it sure looked like the Motorola tablet he had with him was final hardware.” I remember reading that Andy said it was still a prototype, which means that the tablet can, and may, still change.

        • http://Website SoCalGrumpy

          One thing to remember is that everything is a prototype until the official release. By saying it is a prototype, he doesn’t have to give any date of launch.

  • http://Website Ryno

    “Watching the big game on your Motorola Tablet.” I wonder how much that would end up costing you after blowing through your capped LTE data plan by half time.

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  • http://Website ckeegan

    It is blatantly obvious that the tablet Andy was holding and the one is the most recent leaked images are two completely different devices. I personally think Andy was holding the 7″ moto tablet, and the one in the images leaked a few days ago was confirmed as 10″. Moto has already said they’re coming out with both.

    • http://Website e30kid

      I’m pretty sure that the tablet that he was using was 10 inches. It wasn’t nearly as small as a galaxy tab and it definitely wasn’t smaller than an iPad.

      • http://Website ckeegan

        I agree, I thought it was 10″ too. However, it does look very different from the images leaked a few days ago. There’s no doubt about that.

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