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Rumor: Motorola Preparing Ice Sandwich Tablet With Ridiculous Resolution

Ahh yes, the rumor of the day that seems to be taking the internet by storm.  What would you guys think about a new Motorola tablet that is thinner than the original XOOM, runs a Kal-El NVIDIA quad-core processor, Ice Cream Sandwich, and has a ridiculously high 4:3 (2048×1536) resolution?  Sound too good to be true or possibly just odd as all hell?  Yeah, we’re scratching our heads too.

But that’s today’s rumor though.  Apparently Moto has been working on this beast for quite some time and has already sent it to some testers to play with.  There is even a chance that it’ll be available some time this year – again, according to this rumor.

So what do we think?  Well, it seems sort of odd that Moto has had Ice Cream Sandwich and a tablet with a Kal-El processor “for a while.”  Now, there is a chance that they have been selected to be the first quad-core tablet to run the newest version of Android, but they already received that honor with Honeycomb and the Tegra 2.  Some of the facts make a little sense in this story, yet so many of them seem so odd along with the timing which is incredibly questionable.  A lot of questions, that’s for sure.

What do you guys think?

Via:  Fudzilla

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  • I just wish my desktop monitor was 2048*1536… Sadly, it’s not. And neither is my next monitor…

  • 4:3? that sounds kinda fishy… everythings going towards 16:9 now…

  • Johnny1245

    I hope this is as killer the Xoom, for all it’s falts, nothiing but the ipad could compare with original Xoom. 

  • I paid $32.67 for a XBOX 360 and my mom got a 17 inch Toshiba laptop for $94.83 being delivered to our house tomorrow by FedEX. I will never again pay expensive retail prices at stores. I even sold a 46 inch HDTV to my boss for $650 and it only cost me $52.78 to get. Here is the website we using to get all this stuff, LiveCent.com

  • Droidlifefail

    Will Ice Sandwich be released at the same time as Ice Cream Sandwich? Is it a lite version, or a more advanced version of Android?  I thought the next version of Android would start with the letter J?

    ;p

    • Anonymous

      could be wrong but last i checked the letter I was parked right in between h and j. 

  • MotoFail

    This being Motorola, it will be

    1) a well built product, in terms of feel, solid
    2) it will be overpriced
    3) it will be delayed
    4) it will have more bugs than a cheap motel during mardi gras
    5) and for some unknown reason will ship with an early, buggy build of Android Ice Cream Sandwich, and not the stable release
    6) Finally, they will come up with some cockamany way to screw up what should have been the best tablet on the market

  • MotoFail

    This being Motorola, it will be

    1) a well built product, in terms of feel, solid
    2) it will be overpriced
    3) it will be delayed
    4) it will have more bugs than a cheap motel during mardi gras
    5) and for some unknown reason will ship with an early, buggy build of Android Ice Cream Sandwich, and not the stable release
    6) Finally, they will come up with some cockamany way to screw up what should have been the best tablet on the market

  • Kierra

    I want 4:3

  • Tom Cullen

    a news/rumor article with the words motorola AND ridiculous in the same sentence? yep, i can believe it.

  • Beka27

    It’ll be available for the super low price of $1200…

  • Arthur

    4:3 = Fail. iPad is 4:3, it’s not a selling point though, nobodies buying the iPad for the 4:3 resolution. Moto copies the wrong features, they might as well blur this thing to hell. I ain’t buying it.

    • Anonymous

      I agree, as a multimedia device, web surfing, video’s, movies, tv shows, games and anything landscape is much better in 16:9  watch a movie on the iPad and look at those huge chunky black bars.  

      4:3 is only good for portrait only functions.

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  • anguy

    Hmm. I don’t like 4:3 format, but maybe Motorola is doing this in order to make apps from Ipad easier to port to Xoom. Honeycomb lacks apps now so this may be an advantage. Maybe it will be also possible to emulate some 1024×768 Ipad apps on new Xoom. It would be much more difficult to do this if Xoom had different aspect ratio. Also new Ipad should have the same resolution (is 2x1024x768) so again app compatibility might be easier to achieve.

  • Anonymous

    That resolution would be ridiculous on a 10″ screen, completely unnecessary.  4:3 aspect ratio sucks too.  16:10 or bust.

    • Jamdev12

      I completely agree with you on that. What strikes me is that we know Kalel with its 4 cores was working hard trying to do a lot of graphic intensive physics on a 1280 x 800 Res. This new Res would kill its performance at the expense of adding more pexils? That doesn’t make much sense to me. Why Stevey Jobsy left his prime iMaxiPad2 the way it was in terms of resolution with the advancement on the internal side to give it a significant performance boost over the previous iteration.

  • Anonymous

    That resolution would be ridiculous on a 10″ screen, completely unnecessary.  4:3 aspect ratio sucks too.  16:10 or bust.

  • Jamdev12

    You got this info from Fudzilla? Enough said…

  • Anonymous

    Well they better get it out before the Asus Tegra 3 drops in October & for god’s sake fix the keyboard typing lag!!

  • Anonymous

    @ I paid $32.67 for a XBOX 360 and my mom got a 17 inch Toshiba laptop for $94.83 being delivered to our house tomorrow by FedEX. I will never again pay expensive retail prices at stores. I even sold a 46 inch HDTV to my boss for $650 and it only cost me $52.78 to get. Here is the website we using to get all this stuff, GrabPenny.com

  • Im sure it will be made to pair up real nicely with the new Bionic!!

  • It could be true, the public doesnt hear about new technology till it’s about to drop in upcoming devices.  Corporations already have technology that won’t be coming out for the next 10 years probably.  In my opinion, I think it’s true, dropping this year?…prolly not.

  • Ditch the 4:3 but make it insanely high res (and fix the issue with ghosting) and this thing will sell its self to me. Light, thin, strong, long battery life, great screen…iPad gonna get owned. Also Moto needs a nifty dock like the Transform, shoot, I could leave my laptop on my desk virtually all the time if I had this thing. MOTO MAKE IT!

  • digsoreos

    And now we know why it’s taking so long for Motorola to get a good, working version of GingerBlur on their phones. They’ve moved on.

  • Max

    that is good resolution 

  • Fallsgable

    PENTILE???

  • Fallsgable

    PENTILE???

  • GoodbyeMoto

    What do I think? I think they should release the Bionic to see if they have a snowball’s chance in hell of winning back the loyalty of the OG owners. Everything that made the OG Droid great they have abandoned and if Bionic fails to impress that not only lose my business, but the business of everyone that comes to me for tech advice from here on out. Seriously, release the damn phone already!

  • Anonymous

    Pentile screen?? FFFUUUUUUUUU

  • ….I just jizzed in my pants….

  • Jack Sanchez

    If its a motorola device then the “ice sandwich” will melt before its released.

  • Jack Sanchez

    If its a motorola device then the “ice sandwich” will melt before its released.

  • Earleepa

    When is quad core coming to smart phones?

  • I would buy that in a heartbeat. 

    But I agree with Lane Chaplin, it’ll probably be overpirced. ESPECIALLY if the resolution is ‘ridiculous.’ 

  • StormbladeX69

    My wife needs a tablet. This beast needs to come out soon… so I can upgrade and give her my Xoom (1?)…!

  • Max

    im wondering if buying the galaxy tab 10.1 was a good idea

  • LinuxLover

    They’ll still screw up the tablet and the launch.

  • Anonymous

    for what $1200?  :O)

    What at this time needs this sort of processing power and resolution?   Just wondering.

  • Kellex<3

    I love me an Ice Sandwich

  • J Dub

    Who the hell uses 4:3 anymore? It looks like complete ass.

    • well apparently millions of ipad users. 

    • TheAndroid1

      95%of tablet users. Besides movies, what does 16:9 do but give you a smaller screen (10″ on 4:3 is bigger than on 10:9)? On 4:3 web browsing is better, portrait mode is more usable, you get a bigger screen, etc.

  • FortitudineVincimus

    Yeah, but does it have a working SD card slot, or just one for fun that looks like it can work?

  • Adrian Lumani

    Ohhhh you forgot that part where its only $10,000,000.  $9,999,999 for the Wifi model.

  • Anonymous

    WTF screw moto FAILED devices and give us the SGS2 before the SGS3 comes out

  • Mmm, ice sandwich! Nothing better than a delicious type-o 😉

  • Anonymous

    Motorola is dead to me.

  • Why the hell would it be 4:3?

    • RobBranch

      It will be 4:3 so all of us idiots will have to buy the new 16:10 they release 4 months later.

  • I want 1080P on my phone.

  • Anonymous

    Moto better get some better looking displays than the one on my xoom

  • Asdf

    This would look like bs, if it weren’t for the rumor of the next iPad having the similar resolution…

    • Truth. You need that kind of resolution to be “retina” (as they put it) at that screen size. The problem with this is that more pixels need to be rendered for the same games (unless they use simple scaling at the OS level), meaning the GPU and games will chew the battery that much quicker. It’s a problem we’re starting to see with these higher resolution smartphones.

  • droidlvr

    It says, “ice sandwich” in the title.

    • I’ll cream if this is true. Until then, the word is only implied.

  • Anonymous

    what do you expect quoting a site called Fudzilla?  😉

  • Anonymous

    I never thought I would say this, but Id be more excited if it was Samsung not Moto

  • xoomer

    seriously that resolution is just too high for a small 10′ screen lol. 

  • Anonymous

    4:3?

    lol no

  • js

    Eh, if this were true, I’m sure since it’s the “first” of its kind…it’ll be about $850. No thanks. 

  • Anonymous

    I’m not buying that it is 4:3.

    • Anonymous

      Whats bad about 4:3?
      Am I missing something? All I see is its resolution crushes everything else on a tablet. How is that bad?

      • Zunecrazy

        Widescreen movies are 16:9. So,like iPad 2, black bars would look huge.

      • 4:3 is bad because the iPad is 4:3. So when xoom came out the 16:9 was another feature that Android users claimed made Xoom superior to the iPad. Motorola, after selling 25K xooms, has seen the light and decided if you are going to make an iPad clone it better have the same dimensions. 

        • Mark Silvis

          Same dimensions? Oh man, I smell a new lawsuit from Apple.

  • Sammy Guyana

    IF you infer a similar timeline as the Bionic, This beauty should drop in November 2012.
    -Chad Ochocinco

    • Rrosotho

      I was going to say December 2012 close enough

  • BA_Carroll

    It does seem fishy to me especially after motorola’s CEO saying tegra 2 processors were basically the reason for the bionic delay and going with the OMAP processors relationships between the two companies to be strained. But you know what they say about business. Money talks and bs talks. Also Motorola they also say ” When bootloaders are locked customers will walk “

  • Anonymous

    In addition to all of these amazing specs, this new tablet will come with a Blu-Ray player that’s been disabled until some random Moto developer gets it to work. It will also be the first 5G tablet. However, you’ll have to send it in (to whatever company buys Moto after bankruptcy) for installation of the 5G module when it becomes available. 😛

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          that should be on a t-shirt!!!!!!!

    • BA_Carroll

      Hahaha +1

    • Erick

      Don’t forget, this will be the highest resolution pentile screen!

    • SpikedRed

      WHAT’S A BEIBER!?

    • V.A. N.

      LOL….that’s funny. 

      +1 from me!

    • Anonymous

      Moto needs to concentrate on just getting thier devices worked out of it’s bugs and making sure it’s going to perform without all of it’s ISSUES!!!  The Xoom, even though a beast still had plenty of flaws which held it back. 

      Moto also had the Xoom “For Awhile”  as I recall as well, and several high profile Google execs. were testing the device too. 

  • RW-1

    4:3, are you kidding me? On a tablet ?  Fail.

    Besides it will be a special edition qHD Jha special.

    • Jak_341

      As much as it pains me to say this, the iPad 2 is 4:3. That appears to be working out pretty well for them.

      • hkklife

        While I normally would not touch a 4:3 smartphone, laptop, or (especially) TV set, I must say that it does seem to be the “ideal” tablet aspect ratio, especially if it’s as thin as an iPad2.  With the 10″+ screen sizes, I think 4:3 is pretty much essential in order to keep it from being too wide or too top-heavy (when held in portrait mode)

        It may do dreadful things to Android fragmentation and for playing games and watching movies, but there’s no doubt 4:3 for tablets makes for the most well-balanced and comfortable FF to hold.

        • Mememe

          4:3 laptop (screen)? why not? 16:9 is useless. 16:10 laptops had good screens (1680×1050 on 15.4), the current ones are worthless lowres. only 17 inch macbook pro and hp elitebook are still good enough to buy

  • hope they don’t eff it up like the Xoom.   Hahahah!

  • Anonymous

    Yeah…how about some Bionic news! Im getting impatient!

  • Pmagent2013

    I don’t like 4:3, the xoom looks much nicer than the ipad.

  • Whatever it is, being Motorola, you can be sure it will be overpriced.

    • Rayman411vm

      And delayed at least there times

    • FortitudineVincimus

      but bought by all the suckas anyway

  • Anonymous

    4:3 aspect ratio? ick!

    • Anonymous

      Thinner than Xoom – yes please
      Kal-El – yes please
      Ice Cream Sandwich – yes please
      High Res display – YES please

      4:3 aspect ratio – WTF, NO!

      Way to ruin a great tablet, Motorola.

  • Anonymous

    Since when does Motorola do things right?

  • Any maybe the Bionic will fly like superman on a quad core Kal-El, while sporting an HDMI screen…

  • noes

    while i don’t buy this rumor at all, there’s no reason to question them having Kal-el “for a while”. nvidia did say they expected tablets with tegra 3 to release in august…

  • With the whole 4G upgrade debacle Motorola should give us one of these for free! I’ll trade my Xoom in for it.

  • So you can give us these rumors but not the rumored specs of the Bionic!?!

  • Jonnes

    Sounds Good!

  • Anonymous

    Fudzilla’s rumors don’t pan out that well. Not a good track record even on the usual Fudzilla topics like AMD, Intel or Nvidia GPUs.

  • I don’t know about this…it seems a bit over the top. Also about that resolution…..

  • Grasshopper239

    Maybe it’s just me, but I don’t dream of tablets…

  • Anonymous

    If it was widescreen like Galaxy Tab 8.9 then it might sound good.

  • Lkajsdflk

    first!

    • Anonymous

      Sorry bud, missed it. The glory and shame is all mine. But now that it’s under my belt, you have better odds of achieving this feat yourself. Carry on.

  • Jizz in my pants :O

  • Anonymous

    First?

    WOOOWWW how did that happen. Never have I ever been the first to see, and completely read a post, and THEN still have time to post a comment. Crazy.

    P.S. Sounds fishy.