Motopad from Motorola, the first tablet device to come loaded with the Honeycomb, the first Android version to be built for use on a tablet might be ready for a market launch as early as February or March of next year. There are also reports the 7 inch Motopad will be built around the NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual core processors.
While more details of the Motopad are yet to come out, the tablet is rumored to come loaded with features like an optical touch mouse, an integrated webcam capable of making video calls, support for 3D games and graphics along with 3G, Wi-Fi and bluetooth connectivity options. The tablet is also touted to be able to play High Definition 1080p quality videos.
The Motopad is likely to be made of a magnesium alloy body that will impart strength to the device while the 7 inch display will have a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels which puts the Motopad in the same league as the Samsung Galaxy Tab.
Motopad won’t be alone in the market too long as LG is also awaiting the release of the tablet specific version of the Android OS for its tablet tentatively called Optimus Tab. Also, apart from the OS, one more thing that we know the Optimus Tab will have in common with the Motopad is the Tegra 2 processor. In fact, Nvidia has announced there’s going to be a plethora of Tegra 2 powered tablets up for public consumption in the upcoming CES. Also, apart from LG, among the other manufacturers who have held back on their tablet plans till Google comes up with the tablet specific version of the Android are Lenovo and HTC, to name just two of them.
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