Motorola Xoom is Motorola’s first Android tablet. What’s exciting about it is that it runs on Android 3.0 (Honeycomb). Honeycomb is a version of the Android OS that’s specifically made for tablets and a lot of people are excited about it. Prior to its launch in CES 2011, Engadget has speculated that it will be called Motorola Buzz. I had doubts that it will be called Motorola Buzz because they previously had a mobile phone called Buzz.
Here’s a list of Motorola Xoom specs:
- dual-core processor
- support for 1080p HD video
- HDMI output (display content to larger screens)
- Adobe Flash Player
- front-facing 2MP camera
- rear-facing 5MP camera (records 720p HD videos)
- resolution: 1280×800 pixels
- 10.1″ HD display
- adaptive lighting
- Google Maps 5.0 with 3D interaction
- Google eBooks
- Android market
- real-time widgets
3G and Wi-Fi Xoom units will be available at the end of the first quarter of 2011. Xoom with 4G connectivity will be available in the 2nd quarter of 2011.
Motorola will also sell optional accessories such as a wireless keyboard, a standard dock and a portfolio case which is available in durable and leather versions.
Xoom will be launched under Verizon. I do hope that they will also have an unlocked version of this tablet.