Sep, 09 2010


Well, well, well. Lookie what we have here. The Motorola tablet we have heard so much (yet so little) about has popped right up in Verizon’s inventory with an MZ600 model number attached. In fact we have three entries. One for the tablet itself, one for demo units, and one for dummy units. Still, the screenshot doesn’t reveal much other than Verizon is prepared to receive the rumored collaboration between Big Red, Moto, and Google herself into its tender, warm, and receptive hands.

The tablet is rumored to be launching as soon as October in anticipation of big holiday sales. Other posited specs are NVIDIA Tegra 2 internals and Android 3.0 (Gingerbread). The Tegra 2 we can buy into given that it seems to be the go-to tablet chip and rumors suggest Moto may be heading towards the processor for future Android handsets, but with little in the way of leaked Gingerbread news it is hard to believe it could be coming that soon. Then again, Google and Moto did team up for an Android 2.0 launch, so we will surely see. There are also reports that the tablet will feature a tie-in with Verizon’s FiOS for mobile TV.

It’s almost a certainty that the Moto tablet will end up with some sort of Droid branding as well. Whether it be DroidPad or DroidTab or something entirely different, we can’t see VZW missing out on the built-in marketing for the Droid line giving a big boost for a new tablet. In fact, even though leaks suggest the Galaxy Tab from Samsung will hit the carrier, I wouldn’t be surprised if that tablet is delayed until after the launch of this Motorola device in the same way the Fascinate was held off until after the release of the Droid X and Droid 2.

What will we ultimately see from Motorola’s first Android tablet? Your educated guess is as good as mine, but it is definitely coming. And coming soon.

[Thanks to the anonymous tipster who sent this in!]

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