CES: Motorola Xoom tablet specs

CES: Motorola Xoom tablet specs

Summary: At CES 2011, Motorola and Verizon announced the Motorola Xoom tablet, a 10.1-inch device with a dual-core processor and Google Android 3.0 Honeycomb.

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CES 2011

LAS VEGAS -- Motorola and Verizon on Wednesday announced the Motorola Xoom tablet, a 10.1-inch device with a dual-core processor and Google Android 3.0 Honeycomb.

The tablet offers 1080p HD video support and is one of the splashier entrants in this year's tablet race.

Here's what we know:

  • A 2GHz dual-core processor
  • 10.1-inch widescreen HD (1280x800) display
  • 4G LTE upgradeable
  • 1080p HD video support
  • HDMI output
  • Adobe Flash Player support
  • Front-facing 2-megapixel camera for video chats over Wi-Fi or 3G/4G LTE
  • Rear-facing 5-megapixel camera that captures video in 720p HD.
  • "Console-like gaming performance"
  • Built-in gyroscope, barometer, e-compass, accelerometer and adaptive lighting
  • Google Maps 5.0 with 3D interaction
  • Mobile hotspot capability for up to five Wi-Fi-enabled devices

Motorola's Xoom will launch as a 3G/Wi-Fi-enabled device in Q1 2011 with an upgrade to 4G LTE in Q2.

Plus, a video:

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  • RE: CES: Motorola Xoom tablet specs

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  • Battery performance ???

    What about the battery performance? how long does it lasts. Xoom has a hardware specs like a laptop and something tells me that the battery performace will also be like a laptop

    Ben
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    • RE: CES: Motorola Xoom tablet specs

      @Ben_rockwood If you watched the video, you would have heard the rep say that the battery life is 10 hours minimum while playing video continuously.
      BillDem
      • Single tasking watching a video, you can achieve 10 hours, but, I imagine,

        since Android allows full multi-tasking, If you run a bunch of different applications at the same time, the battery life will go down really fast. Things like stupid flash advertisements will also chew up battery. I would expect that iPad will have much longer battery life in typical use cases, but, Android might be a lot more fun, and easier to use. Using the iPad, for instance, it was VERY irritating to not have even TWO web pages open at once.
        DonnieBoy
  • This sets the bar high for the iPad 2

    Apple has its work cut out for it. This device, as it is now, is superior to the current iPad in most respects. A better aspect ratio screen, better CPU, better integration with the Google world, Flash 10.1 playback, SD card reader, a dock with USB ports, more e-books available, works as a WiFi hotspot, no-AT&T lock-in, etc. Unless Apple delivers some remarkable improvements in the iPad 2, they're in big trouble.
    BillDem
    • Right, but, as they say, this is not on the market yet, and it will be

      interesting to see the battery life when multi-tasking. I will for sure wait for a Honeycomb tablet, even if the battery life is not as good as iPad.
      DonnieBoy
    • Not an Apple fan

      @BillDem but to be fair - iPad is available on Verizon as well as ATT (so not ATT lockin as suggested)

      Also, ebooks - are you kidding? There are ebook readers available for iPad from both Amazon and Barnes & Noble as well as the vanilla format readers - so don't think the "more ebooks available" is a supportable argument.

      Not sure whether "better integration with the Google world" is an advantage or disadvantage - iPad has no trouble accessing Gmail - but why would anyone want to deal with the crapware known as Google Docs? Certainly very cool Google Maps interface though

      The rest of your points are certainly valid
      archangel9999
  • RE: CES: Motorola Xoom tablet specs

    The specs are amazing! Check out this video of it being showcased at Verizon's CES keynote..simply amazing! Can't wait!

    http://www.xoomblog.com/verizon-showcases-android-honeycomb-3-0-and-it-looks-sweet/
    Jonathan2445
  • RE: CES: Motorola Xoom tablet specs

    I still like my ViewSonic G-Tablet, modified by the xda developers.
    jimi444@...
  • What about business productivity/connectivity?

    I am ready to junk the desktop and the laptop for a single portable unit, that can be my total work/personal computing device. The horsepower is there. The question is, will they be smart enough to support strong business functions too, (without rooting)? VPN, strong document production tools, server connectivity/sharing... on a device like this would be awsome!! I have a Droid phone. I don't need just a larger version of the same thing.
    jc@...
  • RE: CES: Motorola Xoom tablet specs

    Motorola Xoom is trendy.
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