Hype Over The New Motorola Tablet

As CES 2011 fast approaches it’s becoming clear what the most hyped product will be.  It’s not a 3D TV, Blu-Ray player, phone, or set-top box.  It’s the forthcoming Motorola Android tablet.  Of course, as any good company would, Motorola is fanning the flames as hard as they can.

It has already been a huge comeback year for them with the success of the Droid, Droid 2, and Droid X.  Now they are hoping to take the tablet market in the same storming fashion.  Yesterday they released a brilliant teaser video (which you can watch at the end of this post) that swept around the internet to mostly high praise.  In 24 hours the video has passed half a million views.  As Motorola has been known to do with their Droid ads, they again took a swipe at Apple with this teaser.  And, to be fair, they also took a shot at the Samsung Galaxy Tab.

Today they put an official countdown on their website.  The giant counter is counting down the days, hours, minutes, and seconds until the debut at CES.

Very little has leaked about this forthcoming tablet.  The only thing that seems to be know for sure is that it will run Android Honeycomb (which is either 2.4 or 3.0 depending on who you listen to).  The name is also unknown.  The ad seems to point to it actually being called the Evolution, but the name Xoom has been getting some play on blogs today.

As the counter says, we only have roughly 14 days until we find out all of the details and see it is truly the darling of CES or the bust.  But, either way, it is clearly the most anticipated product leading up to the show.