Interesting news of 7inch tablets is surfacing. First there’s a click and video (not shared) of a possibly 7inch Motorola XOOM (2?) floating around. Motorola CEO Sanjay Jha did mention a “fun” and “portable” tablet in the works so we aren’t entirely surprised but what’s nice is that this tablet looks very little like the original XOOM.
The new Motorola XOOM measures 7 inches or maybe more, has a sexy white body that’s slim and svelte and looks delicious. The click is hazy but the tipster tells The Verge that the Motorola logo is emblazoned on the top left and there are two ports on the other end – microUSB and microHDMI. The tab seems to be running the Honeycomb camera app but things are too blurred to guess at the quality of display or any other tidbit. The aspect ratio looks to be 16:9. Hopefully, Motorola won’t mess things and will give us something to look forward to on this device. Hopefully, it will be out before the end of 2011, if Jha was indeed talking about this device.
Clicks of another 7incher have come out on ZooPDA. They don’t raise any hopes and they’re not even complimentary. This is the 7inch HP TouchPad Go that made it to FCC but never made it to market. At least it deserves an obituary. Here goes.
HP TouchPad Go was just 3 weeks away from release when HP decided to pull the brakes on webOS device development. The tablet would have come with a bumped up 1.5GHz processor and 7inch screen with 4:3 aspect ratio. The unit that’s in the hands of the user who sent in the pictures seems to have a prototype as it’s been with him since three months. The tab includes 16GB storage and surprise, surprise … an NFC chip. The back cover is removable for access to battery and the SIM slot.
Well, that’s that then. Goodbye, HP TouchPad Go. Rest in peace.
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