New Details Emerge on the Tablet Version of the Motorola Droid

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Recently, word leaked out of Motorola that it is working on a tablet version of the Droid. Now, more information on this upcoming Android-based device has leaked out, including several pictures.

Naturally, this model will have an obvious difference from the current one: it won’t have the siding QWERTY keyboard. Instead users will do all their text entry with the on-screen keyboards that are part of Google’s operating system.

Motorola Sholes TabletBut the differences won’t stop there. According to an unconfirmed report coming out of Asia, this model will have a HDMI video-out port (shown here) with support for playing 720p high-definition video.

In addition, it will have a 8 MPx camera with Xenon flash (shown here).

Sholes vs. Sholes Tablet
This upcoming smartphone  is supposedly code-named “Sholes Tablet” to show it is similar but different from the Motorola Droid, which was code-named the Sholes. Its shipping name is not yet known.

Like its predecessor, this device will have a 3.7-inch, WVGA+ (840 by 485 pixel) touchscreen, and a 3.5 mm headset jack.

It will allegedly run Android 2.0 on an 800 MHz processor, though Android 2.1 may be out by the time this device ships.

Read a ReviewGiven its name, it’s likely the Sholes Tablet will have many other features in common with the current model, like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, a GPS receiver, accelerometer, etc.

Coming to T-Mobile USA?
The Motorola Droid is being offered by Verizon, and is therefore a CDMA/EV-DO phone. The Sholes Tablet, on the other hand, will be a GSM phone with HSDPA mobile broadband.

According to the information that leaked out of Motorola last month, this model is heading for T-Mobile USA.  In addition, a version of the Droid is also coming to this carrier.

Source: Mobile01



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