Motorola teases with Honeycomb tablet video

Motorola will unveil a tablet running Google’s Android 3.0 or Honeycomb operating system at the Consumer Electronics Shows next month. We reported this before.

But now the mobile phone maker has released a brief video on YouTube which is designed as a teaser for the tablet computer which will be seen at the Consumer Electronics Show in January.

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.