At Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Motorola Mobility has announced the Xoom tablet running the new Android 3.0 OS, formerly codenamed Honeycomb.The Motorola Xoom tablet will be coming in the first quarter of 2011 to Verizon.The company announced its tablet just minutes before T-Mobile dropped news of its own first Honeycomb tablet, made by LG Electronics.
The XOOM features a 10.1 inch display with 1280 x 800 pixel resolution and supports 3G and Wi-Fi data connections from the start, and will support Verizon’s 4G LTE based network after an update that is expected in the second quarter of this year.
The XOOM features a dual-core 1GHz processor for up to 2GHz of processing power and is powerful enough to play 1080p HD video content on the built-in display or on an external TV using the built-in HDMI support. The XOOM’s web browser supports Adobe Flash for a fully featured web browsing experiences, and photographers and chatty folk alike will approve of the XOOM’s dual cameras. The main 5 megapixel camera can be used for stills and 720p HD video recording, and the forward facing 2 megapixel camera is perfect for video chats.
In addition to the new features offered by Android 3.0, such as split-screen apps, a new virtual keyboard, and Google Talk video chatting, the Motorola XOOM also can act as a mobile hotspot on Verizon’s network, allowing other Wi-Fi devices to make use of the XOOM’s connectivity.
Now let’s take a look of the specifications and features in a word once again:
* Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet OS
* 10.1-inch multitouch capacitive screen at 1280x 800 resolution
* Optional portfolio case, keyboard, and dock
* 1GHz dual-core Tegra 2 processor
* 4G connectivity will be available as an update in Q4 following a the official Q1 launch on Verizon
* 5 megapixel camera, 720p video recording
* 2 megapixel front-facing camera
* 1080p HD video playback
* 802.11n WiFi,
* Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
* 32GB of onboard storage.
* 10 hours of battery life
No pricing has been announced,but it is expected to be available for purchase later in the first quarter of 2011.