When the 10-inch Motorola Xoom became the first tablet to run Android 3.0 Honeycomb, Motorola CEO Sanjay Jah promised a 7-inch version would be coming soon. After a lot of silence from the company, the smaller tablet has broken cover in a leaked image. While it will not get the honor of being the first 7-inch Honeycomb tablet, if real it will generate a lot of interest.
Unfortunately, the blurry picture above reveals little actual information about the device. Other than the shape and probably 16:9 display, we can see that there are two ports on the bottom, probably microUSB and HDMI, what looks like a Motorola logo in the top corner, and a distinctive white bezel. The tablet also appears to be running the Honeycomb camera app, which of course implies that the device has at least one camera, and will be running Honeycomb.
Even if it is just a rumor at this point, the possibility of seeing a 7-inch Honeycomb tablet from a large, reliable manufacturer is exciting. Not only that, Motorola's past relationship with and current acquisition by Google mean that this tablet could run Ice Cream Sandwich, or perhaps be a launch device along with the Nexus Prime. Either way, I know I will be keeping an eye out for Motorola's 7-inch tablet.[The Verge]