Motorola MZ600 tablet appears in Verizon inventory with XT610, WX445 in towAlex Wagner - Senior News Editor
Almost a month ago, we saw Motorola's MZ600 tablet, codenamed Stingray, show up in Verizon's inventory system. Today the MZ600 decided to make its presence known again, showing up in Verizon's inventory three different times. One entry is for the tablet itself, while the other two are for the demo units and dummy units. We've heard that the MZ600 will launch as soon as October and will feature a NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor and Android 3.0, which will likely be Honeycomb.
Along with the MZ600, two other Motorola devices appeared in Verizon's inventory today: the WX445 and the XT610. As we previously reported, the WX445 is an entry-level device sporting Android 2.1 that will be targeted to younger customers. Meanwhile, Moto's XT610 is said to be a lower-end DROID X, sporting the same 4.3-inch screen as the X, but with a slower processor and lower resolution camera. It's believed that the XT610 will cost between $100 and $150 on contract.
We still don't know the official name for Motorola's MZ600/Stingray, but considering previous Moto devices on Verizon were released under the DROID moniker, I wouldn't be surprised to see similar branding applied to the MZ600. DROID Pad, perhaps? DROID Tab? Maybe even DROID Tablet Device? No one knows for sure, but if the October launch rumor holds up, we're not far from finding out.