Motorola video hints at Honeycomb tablet for CES 2011

Earlier this month we posted an article about a new Motorola tablet running on Android 3.0, Honeycomb which Andy Rubin had briefly showed on stage. It was widely speculated that this device would be coming in the New Year and that it’s possible name was Stingray. Then a week ago we posted an article about the Motorola tablet being spotted clearly bearing the Verizon logo.

Since then we found out that Android’s Honeycomb would now debut as Android 2.4 and not 3.0 as previously reported. Now we hear from Nilay Patel over on Engadget, about a video from Motorola called “Tablet Evolution” which has been released for the company’s announcements at CES 2011. The new red Motorola logo is shown at the end with a bee over it which leads us to believe that a new Motorola tablet will indeed be running on Honeycomb. You can see the video below this story.

This will get a lot of people excited about the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show as it’s widely felt that a Motorola tablet of this kind could be a real contender to the Apple iPad. Specs so far include a 1GHz Tegra 2 T20 processor with 32GB of storage and a 1200 x 800 multitouch screen. Tiffany Hsu of the Los Angeles Times also reports about this teaser video saying it shows the evolution of tablet devices but does not include one running on Honeycomb but also reckons the buzzing bee signifies a Honeycomb tablet arrival at CES.

The article also notes a couple of things said on the video about other tablet devices such as the iPad, “like a giant iPhone, but…it’s like a giant iPhone,” or the Samsung Galaxy Tab having “Android OS, but…Android OS for a phone.” What are your thoughts about a Motorola Android tablet running 2.4, Honeycomb? We’d like to hear from you so please do send us your comments.