Will Motorola have a shot with its unannounced tablet?

Motorola is set to release a honeycomb-powered tablet at CES that will challenge the iPad

If you could win a market based on hype alone, Motorola would have a great shot at taking down the iPad. The company has launched a new video where it pokes fun at the iPad by not only calling it a "giant iPhone" but also including it in an evolution of tablets museum, that includes the ten commandments and the Rosetta Stone, among others.

While the new video (see below) is well done, it doesn't really show us anything about Motorola's tablet, other than the fact that it will be unveiled at CES, and judging by the bee at the end of the video, it will run the honeycomb OS. The honeycomb OS isn't a surprise, though, considering it's made for the tablet.

I mentioned earlier this year that CES 2011 would be the year of the tablet, much like 2010 was the year of the eReader. The difference in this round, though, is that Android is free, so you can bet that there will be a TON of Android-based tablets coming out of CES and into just about every store you can think of in pretty short order. This isn't a bad thing, but be on the lookout and tell your friends to make sure they know what they're buying, since just because it will say Android doesn't mean that it's going to be a worthwhile tablet purchase.