Chasing the iPad

Posted by Sam Churchill on

Motorola last week revealed its new Android-based Xoom tablet, which the company hopes will dethrone Apple’s iPad. It was voted Best of the Show by C/Net.

The Xoom will be available in stores in the first quarter of 2011 in 3G form. All of the 3G Xooms “are capable” of being upgraded to 4G later this year. The Tablet offers Dual-Core processing, Google’s Honeycomb Platform, and 1080p HD video content support.

Compared to the iPad, its 10.1-inch, 1280×800 display plays video and other rich web content seamlessly with Adobe Flash, and features a front-facing 2-megapixel camera for video chats over Wi-Fi or 3G/4G LTE, as well as a rear-facing 5-megapixel camera that captures video in 720p HD.

It also features a built-in gyroscope, barometer, e-compass, accelerometer and adaptive lighting for new types of applications, Google Maps 5.0 (with 3D interaction), and delivers access to over 3 million Google eBooks and thousands of apps from Android Market.

Engadget, Gizmodo, Liliputing, and Arm Devices review some of the dozens of tablets introduced last week at CES. They’re all chasing the iPad.

The big four US wireless carriers all introduced tablets and new smartphones. They include:

Posted by Sam Churchill on Monday, January 10th, 2011 at 11:51 am .

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