The clip, titled “Tablet Evolution” and set in a museum and predictably begins with an Egyptian hieroglyphic tablet dated 3,200 B.C. This tablet lasted a long time, didn’t need batteries but was not exactly portable.
Then there were the Ten Commandments, whose content, like the iPad was written by God – however many people believe that it never existed.
Finally there was the Rosetta Stone which helped translate hieroglyphics . When it comes to more modern tablets the video dubs the iPad a “giant iPhone” and notes that Samsung’s Galaxy Tab is Android OS “for a phone.”
The Tab is based on Android 2.2, which Google executives have acknowledged is not optimized for tablets. Even so, the Tab has sold more than 1 million units this year.
Motorola concludes its clip by having a honeybee buzz over a hooded display marked with the Motorola logo, hinting at the tablet.
The bee is most an allusion to Google’s next generation Android 3.0 Honeycomb build. The video closes with a the Motorola logo and the brief note “CES 2011.”
Motorola is expected to release both a 7-inch and 10-inch tablet based on Android.