The boys over at Engadget posted a slew of Verizon leaks, including news that Motorola plans to launch its Stingray tablet on Verizon in Q1 of next year with a 10″ screen, Android 3.0, and a hardware upgrade option to add LTE. I should say right off the bat that I work for Motorola, but not for the part of the business that has anything to do with tablets. All of this is news to me.
In light of the info on Moto’s upcoming tablet, I thought this might be a good time to do a quick round-up of several iPad-like devices set to enter the market over the next six months. I am mightily disappointed that many of them aren’t due until after the new year, since I was hoping to add one to my holiday wishlist. But there’s always my birthday in February.
Samsung Galaxy Tab: 7″ display, Android 2.2 (Froyo), 3G and Wi-Fi, 1GHz processor, front and back cameras. It’s due in the UK “in the coming months,” and expected carried-subsidized in the US later.
HP Slate 500 PC: 9″ display, Windows 7, 3G and Wi-Fi, 1.6GHz processor, front and back cameras. Due out early 2011.
HTC tablet?: There are rumors of two HTC tablets in the works for early next year. One running Android 3.0, and one running Google’s Chrome OS.
Dell tablet: Dell has confirmed a 7″ tablet set to arrive in “the coming weeks.” It will run Android, but not much else is known. Dell has also said it will release a larger tablet some time in the next year.