Got my xoom!! (video) post questions I will try and answer

Discussion in 'Motorola Xoom' started by xxraffyxx, Feb 23, 2011.

  1. xxraffyxx
    Offline

    xxraffyxx New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2010
    Messages:
    37
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    My unboxing video. I was very excited (since I got it early) I rushed the video because I wanted to just play with the device.

    unboxing


    benchedmarked


    Long story short I got LUCKY!!!!!! costco sold it to me, but at checkout it wouldn't ring out (since they arnt supposed to sell it yet) so a manager had to "force" a sale.

    [​IMG]
  2. freshnezzz
    Offline

    freshnezzz New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2010
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    **** man how lucky! are you impressed with the snappiness/speed?
  3. xxraffyxx
    Offline

    xxraffyxx New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2010
    Messages:
    37
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Yes very VERY fast. much faster then my droid X
  4. SwiftLegend
    Offline

    SwiftLegend New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2010
    Messages:
    692
    Likes Received:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    NYC
    nice dude. think you could pick one up for me? :p
  5. ericcsong
    Offline

    ericcsong New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2009
    Messages:
    51
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    how much did costco charge?
  6. xxraffyxx
    Offline

    xxraffyxx New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2010
    Messages:
    37
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Costco was charging 789.99 plus they cover your activation fee with a mail in rebate.
  7. LoneWolfArcher
    Offline

    LoneWolfArcher Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2009
    Messages:
    1,173
    Likes Received:
    113
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Michigan
    So, does it have an sdcard slot? does it work?
  8. xxraffyxx
    Offline

    xxraffyxx New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2010
    Messages:
    37
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    it does. The exact same place where the 4g sim card goes into. however it states it will not work until the xoom has been updated
  9. Dan_08
    Offline

    Dan_08 New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2010
    Messages:
    320
    Likes Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Thanks for the Video. So is it worth the $800? I've been all for it but now I may wait for the wifi only model since it's $200 cheaper and all the kink should be worked out by then.

    Or should I say screw it and buy it?!

    Would this be a reasonable tool to replace a laptop for web surfing, e-mail? Basically is the browser fast enough.

    Thanks
  10. xxraffyxx
    Offline

    xxraffyxx New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2010
    Messages:
    37
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Speed wise this thing is fast reallly FAST! For browsing the internet and reading emails this thing is much faster then my netbook and pc. However it doesn't replace those items because you still cant beat typing on a full size physical keyboard so for typing long emails or posting on forums sites the xoom fall short.... unless you get a bluetooth keyboard lol.

    $800 is pretty steep, but I've already been using the 3g out and about and I can already see how nice it would be to have all the time. Nice to just pull out the xoom and use it online vs pulling out the xoom and your phone starting wifi tether and then connecting then using online. I'm still going to cancel, because I can't yet justify paying an extra monthly rate.

    Again yes $800 is pretty steep and if you have the patience wait for the $600 version. I for one cannot will not wait! hahaha hope that helps.
  11. z06mike
    Offline

    z06mike New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2010
    Messages:
    87
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    This thing is VERY fast. It is awesome!! I paid $649 for mine at Costco with a 2 year agreement with VZW.
  12. Dan_08
    Offline

    Dan_08 New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2010
    Messages:
    320
    Likes Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ok you Sold me! I can't wait gonna go to BB!
  13. ruinah
    Offline

    ruinah New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2010
    Messages:
    116
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Maryland
    I got one also if anyone has any specific quesations. I like it a lot so far, few quirks with some apps but those will be updated in time. Like USA Today app doesn't work, force closes every time. Transition from 3g to a wireless hotspot is pretty flawless. when I hit an access point 3G shuts itself off which is a great feature. Exchange synced up fine, gmail full client is a really nice addition.

    the only complaint if I had one is the carging port. It's flimsy, I don't understand why Moto decided to go the pin route versus usb charging or mini charging. When the cable is in there it's flimsy and not solod, moves a bit. It works for sure but I don't like that particular design.

    In honeycomb still no VPN support for IPSEC with group authentication preshared key. That frustrates me a lot. All of the folks who have Cisco concentrators it's useless.

    Otherwise, very fast user experience and everything is very fluid.
  14. scrub175
    Offline

    scrub175 New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2010
    Messages:
    175
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Jensen Beach Fl
    I love it. Even in the portrait mode. Using wifi n downloads are crazy. Very pleased with this as my first entry in the tablet market.

    Android market works in portrait only. Where's swype.
    Sent from my Xoom using Tapatalk
  15. Dan_08
    Offline

    Dan_08 New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2010
    Messages:
    320
    Likes Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    0
    ARGGGHHHH!!! I knew I should of pre-ordered!!! BB was all sold out, next shipment arrives Wednesday. I made sure to put my name on that list!
  16. Ragndemon
    Offline

    Ragndemon New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2010
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    got mine today. i love it but.. how do u play actual videos on it? wanted to load movies, but no movie app ;/
  17. ruinah
    Offline

    ruinah New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2010
    Messages:
    116
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Maryland
    I'm going to try rockplayer. I can dropbox the apk and see if I can't get it to work. I want to convert a video though for this format first.
  18. shopman1
    Offline

    shopman1 New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2010
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Nice work good to see your Vids I have a question for you

    I have an app on my Droid X that allows me to tether it via its USB charging cord to my laptop and get to the internet though the phone 3g.
    I want to be able to do that with the xoom so I dont need to pick up yet another plan! I am not rooted and dont realy want to do that. So looking for an app that accomodate that. thanks
  19. blondiejones
    Offline

    blondiejones New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2011
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I was the first one in the Knoxville Verizon store..... I was so excited to get the Xoom I couldn't stand it.... I noticed that you posted that a tablet couldn't replace a laptop, which is guess is what I was hoping for... so if you are traveling, will you take your laptop for work and your xoom too, and then of course I have a Droid x.... thats alot of electronics to keep up with.... My husband has a nook and he takes it everywhere to read and I love reading books too, it is android based and you can surf the web but it doesn't have flash...... I would love to keep the Xoom, as I am a total tech junkie.... but trying to justify its functionality and where do you think it will go in the future? I have the Keyboard which works good but right now a bluetooth mouse doesnt work.... Do you think eventually the apps will be there to support RDP's (that acutally work?) among other things?????