Light, powerful and fundamentally different than anything else on the market, Motorola Xoom leverages the very best technology available today to redefine what a tablet experience can be.
Motorola launched a salvo of mobile devices at its press event at the Consumer Electronics show which included a new tablet device running Android 3.0, aka “Honeycomb”. Motorola Xoom, as it is called is the first device and so far the only one that is based on Android 3.0. The launch comes a day after Motorola Mobility split its company, a move that the market reacted favorably toward Tuesday.
In addition to this Motorola launched the Cliq 2 and Droid Bionic handsets, as well as the Atrix, which Motorola called the most powerful Smartphone on the market.
Motorola Xoom is powered by 1 GHz NVIDIA Tegra processor and features a 10.1 inch wide screen. Other specs include a 1280 x 800 resolution screen, 5 megapixel camera, 720p video recording and 1080p video playback, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, and a healthy 32GB of onboard storage. The battery is rated to be capable of supporting 10 hours of video.4G connectivity will be made available as an update in Q2 following a Q1 launch.
This is a CDMA/EVDO device with Wi-Fi support, so it won’t run on European cellular networks.
Motorola Xoom is designed to provide constant connectivity with Gmail and Exchange email. It allows opening and editing of documents, spreadsheets, presentations and viewing calendars and sending out appointments or meeting notices, with mobile broadband speeds. Its mobile hotspot capability is sufficient to provide an online connection for up to five other Wi-Fi-enabled devices. Including all these Email features Motorola Xoom comes up with a barometer through which we can measure the atmospheric pressure. It would be interesting to see how handy will that feature be.
There are over 80 tablets being showcased at CES, but the two that stand out the most are the Xoom, because it’s running Google’s first tablet-focused version of Android and the BlackBerry Playbook, because it has its own operating system, the BlackBerry Tablet OS. Both tablets are the first truly viable competitors to the iPad, which will likely get an update of its own in early 2011.
Let’s see which tablet captures the market and wins the battle in first quarter of 2011, is it Motorola Xoom, Blackberry Playbook or Apple I pad 2? Motorola had already ordered 700000 – 800000 pieces of Xoom. All these pieces may not be sold in the first quarter but expected reach its target by the 2nd quarter of 2011.