Motorola on Monday released a teasing video about the history of
tablets -- up to but not including its upcoming Android Honeycomb
The company plans to reveal the tablet at the Consumer Electronics
Show in Las Vegas in January. But first, Motorola revisits the past
by walking viewers through an imaginary museum where the curators
apparently have a healthy reserve of snark.
display shows a slab inscribed with Egyptian hieroglyphics. "Good
graphics, but weight makes for poor portability," the video declares.
Next up: The 10 Commandments. "Excellent durability, but zero
flexibility (can?t edit)" is the verdict.
The Rosetta Stone follows -- "Multi-lingual support, but
low-resolution screen" -- trailed by a Maya stone -- "Successful
Latin American distribution, but rumored 2012 self-destruct feature."
Then Motorola really gets to work. The iPad is deemed to be "like a
giant iPhone, but ... it's like a giant iPhone." The Samsung Galaxy
Tab has "Android OS, but ... Android OS for a phone."
And finally, the star of the show is pictured under a cloth as a bee
begins to buzz.
Watch the video here