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Everything you wanted to know about the Motorola Xoom

Discussion in 'Android News' started by JohnDroid, Jan 6, 2011.

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    One of the most exciting devices to come out of CES this year is the Motorola Xoom (and the Droid Bionic). This device seems to be at final hardware revision levels and is already running Android Honeycomb (Android 3.0) which puts it quite a bit further along the development cycle then any other Android Tablet we've seen at this point. The specs for the device are quite impressive:

    • Android 3.0 Honeycomb
    • Dual-Core 1Ghz Processor
    • Large 10.1" Display with 1280x800 Resolution
    • 1080p HDMI Output
    • 249.1mm H x 167.8mm W x 12.9mm D
    • 730 grams Weight
    • NVIDIA Tegra 2 Chipset
    • 10 Hour Video Playback Battery Life
    • 3.5mm Headphone, Micro USB 2.0, Wifi, Bluetooth, EDR, HiD Support
    • 3G, 4G LTE (Upgradeable), 802.11n + Personal Hotspot
    • 720p Video Capture, 1080p Playback/Streaming
    • 5MP Rear Facing Camera with Dual LED Flash
    • 2MP Front Facing Camera
    • 32GB Onboard Memory, SD Card Support (after software update)
    • 1GB DDR2 RAM

    You can click this link to view the full spec sheet.

    The expected release date according to Sanjay Jha is late February. The timeline for this hardware and this software is quite ambitious and we hope that Motorola, Verizon and Google can work together to meet it.

    About the only thing we can't tell you about the device is the expected pricing. No word on that just yet but we will keep digging.

    In the mean time you can discuss the Motorola Xoom on both DroidForums.net and AndroidTablets.net.

    Motorola Xoom @ DroidForums.net
    Motorola Xoom @ AndroidTablets.net
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    Dang, I love this time of year...

    This looks promising.
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    Cannot wait till it's release !!! :greendroid:
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    This will definitley be awesome! dancedroid however probably out of my price range. :icon_ nono2:
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    Until now, tablets haven't interested me. Now, I'm interested big time. dancedroid
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    Honeycomb is such a leap forward as far as the interface goes. It's really impressive.
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    im sure the price will be equivalent to ipad pricing =[
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    As long as they don't pull a Galaxy Tab move (overprice with/without contract) then I am on board. And if the pricing is along the lines of the iPad, I will def go for it, as it's bigger (.5" bigger), faster and has more features. Verizon needs to stop giving me reasons to increase my monthly bill lol
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    I'd buy this for sure if there was a wifi only version, but I'm not willing to pay for a separate data plan. Especially a capped one.
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    Yeah that capped data plan blows. I am hoping that they have a wifi-only version as well. If not, and if they force you to buy a data plan, I might look into buying it off-contract (besides, my bill is high enough lol)
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    Just buy the lowest data plan....then use wi-fi to tether to the DROID!
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    I am almost willing to bet this thing will be as expensive or more expensive than the iPad. After seeing how much the galaxy tab was overpriced and the Xoom trumps that thing in every aspect, I just have a really bad feeling about the price for this thing.
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    I am gonna try and have faith in Motorola on the pricing. If they go the same route as the Galaxy Tab, then I will have a good reason (prob only) not to get it.
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    this thing is a hot piece of sex....i want it bad there needs to be a way to get a wifi only version i dont care if i pay full price itll be my bday present to myself...along with a droid bionic....damn 1000bucks for my bday ill prob spend and i have maybe 400 bucks in my acct...ill make it happen somehow lol...one thing i wont be gettin no data play for it whats the point ill teather from my droid and use wifi in my house i prob wont take it out the house much unless vaca maybe work n stuff like that
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    This thing will be way over priced, have a boobie trapped lock bootloader, and horrible battery life...I guaranteeeee. I will put my investment in htc, lg, or even maybe archos.
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    Stop being a htc fanboy...this will sh*t on any tablet out now and to come out this year plus...htc devices have the worse bat life I woulddnt buy an lg tv let alone tab/phone and archos I won't even justify moto is muchhh better quality then anything u mentioned
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    I love my moto d1, but I dislike a lot about moto inlcluding horrible camera lenses, locked bootloaders, blur (gross), and I guarantee with there success they will overprice the hell out of this thing. The specs look awesome on this and it may be good enough stock though. My decision will be made by price and if there is a wifi only version. If HTC has something comparable I am definetlty going with them

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    I own an iPAD now and have been waiting for the next best tablet so I can sell it and get it. This is definitely IT. I had been watching the Adam tablet from Notion Ink but I lost hope. They are releasing a Wi-Fi only verson so that's good. I really don't want to be forced to pay a data plan for this but have the option to. I have yet to use my 3G on the iPAD so I have learned from experience that I don't need it.

    I also hope they don't try and make this thing too expensive. They have to somehow compete with Apple so I don't think the will go overboard.

    I'm definitely planning on purchasing this and SOLD already. I wonder if they will take pre-orders!
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    So either way you'll get one? I might to, looks great and why care about bootloader, rooting and customize to my liking is all I need so I say hell with installing custom kernel and all that stuff. I'm happy with my droid
    x with nice themes and customize stuff. Root is all I need. Some day
    I'll get it but I bet it will cost around 700-800 dollars. Or shell I not say
    bet? Either way I wont have data plan for it I'll just tether from my droid
    x which is not cap and free.
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    I dont care I am going to buy this no matter the price if you want the best you better be ready to pay for it! Yea you can get a quality car a little cheaper but nothing compares to a bmw, lambo, range, Benz, Etc get what I am saying. I will pay for this plus it will be stock honeycomb ohh so sweet
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