Update II: It looks like Motorola has applied for a near-global trademark of the term “XOOM,” leading many speculate that XOOM is the Honeycomb tablet’s moniker.
Update: Motorola has just launched a countdown clock featuring the CES logo and the question, “Ready to skip a generation?” The clock is counting down to January 6th, 2011, the first official day of CES 2011.
In announcing the countdown on Twitter Motorola (@MotoMobile) tweeted “If your interest was piqued with our “Tablet Evolution” video, the official announcement countdown has started: http://moto.ly/moto #ItsOn”
Check out the countdown clock here.
Motorola just blasted out a promotional video seemingly hyping its upcoming Android Honeycomb tablet, the same device Google Android engineer Andy Rubin showed off at the All Things D: Dive Into Mobile conference.
While the video does not explicitly state the Honeycomb tablet will be at CES, a buzzing bee makes a cameo at the end to strongly suggest as much.
In addition, the “Tablet Evolution” video features criticisms of the two market leading tablets: the Apple iPad, “It’s like a giant iPhone, but…it’s like a giant iPhone.” And, the Samsung Galaxy Tab, “Android OS, but Android OS…for a phone.”
For the lowdown on CES 2011, check out TabletPCReview’s CES preview.
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