Motorola XOOM- The First Android 3.0 Honeycomb Tablet

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Motorola XOOM

Motorola had already announced about its first Tablet, The XOOM [Read as ZOOM] at the CES 2011 on January,5. It is one of the sexiest tablets you would ever find with a few others already in the market which will be mentioned at the end of this post under Related Posts. When you know its an Android powered tablet, your expectations are sure to reach the top level.

What is Android 3.0 Honeycomb?

If you are not a true geek, you might wonder what is Android 3.0 Honeycomb. Honeycomb is a version of Android which is particularly designed for devices with large screen like tablets. Honeycomb has some extra features added to it other than those which were already present in the older versions of Android. Some of them are availability of Google Maps 5 with 3D experience and offline reliability, access to over 3 million Google eBooks and Google Talk with voice and video chat. The browser experinces are also enhance with multi-tabbing, auto-fill and bookmarks syncing features.

Watch the video of Android 3.0 Honeycomb

XOOM

Features

The design is so good that it would surely make you drool from your mouth. It has a 10.1 inches capacitive touchscreen and a resolution of 1280X800 pixels with 3D graphics acceleration. The device is extremely luminescent and reflective. It is capable of playing 1080p HD videos, thanks to the dual-core ARM based Tegra 2 chipset.

It has a 2MP front facing camera for video chatting with Wi-Fi or cellular Internet and a 5MP rear facing camera which is capable of recording 720p video. It also has an HDMI out.

BTW, the unit which was featured at the CES was not fully polished Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet and only the video with the upcoming functionality of the platform was shown.

3G is an important factor about which you might be wondering about. Yes, it will have the 3G feature through Verizon Wireless.

Price

XOOM is priced at $700 and will be released on February,17th (hopefully it doesn’t get delayed :P)

  • I predict that Motorola XOOM will become a real treat for iPad success — even though for the future iPad 2 success.

    • there would be a tough competition between iPad and Motorola XOOM.. Waiting for Feb,17th 😀

  • Hearing a lot about honeycomb these days, looks like nice os

  • I hope Motorola XOOM is durable enough like their Motorola Defy Smart phone. At these days users are looking for not only useful but also durable gadgets and devices they can bring wherever and they are expecting the most out of it.

    • That is a valid point I guess! And yes, Motorola XOOM is durable as you can see it from the photos and videos! I would love to handle it once 🙂

  • Nabil @ Nokia 5530

    Whoa! I didn’t know Motorola started creating tablets. They’re obviously becoming ‘the next big thing’ in terms of technology.

    And as someone else said above – the Motorola XOOM sure looks durable. A lot more durable than the iPad which – basically – is made out of glass. Things like those tend not to last for long… think my iPhone is a living proof of that.

    As for the OS: I can’t wait to put my hands on it! Gosh, I’m such a geek…

    /Nabil.

    • Hello Nabil!
      Motorola has not manufactured many tablets yet but this one is sure to get some hands on it!

  • Mason King

    This Honeycomb is quite different to other Tablets, I wish I could have one like this.. As I see this tablet it has a good screens and features.