Motorola XOOM is the first Honeycomb tablet coming on the market and was announced in January 5 at CES 2011. This little wonder took the full spotlight on itself with the key phrase, ‘the first tablet that run an OS which is optimized for the tablets’. Honeycomb is the 3.0 version of Android and Motorola takes the first place in releasing a Honeycomb tablet.
Can we call it a iPad killer? We can’t tell that now as popularity is not only dependent on features and processing powers. But when talking about comparing head to head, it of course is a killer and it kills the iPad mercilessly.
It comes with a 10.1 HD display with 16:10 widescreen aspect ratio, the biggest display available in that smaller form factor. It is powered by a dual core processor which provides 1GHz processing power at each core and is supported by 1GB of RAM enough to run anything a tablet should be able to do it very smoothly. All these specs of course make it needless to say that it is capable of playing Flash content with Adobe Flash Player and there should be no doubt if flash contents run smoothly or not with that NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual core chip.
It has a 2 megapixel front camera and 5 megapixel back camera which is able to record HD videos at 720p resolution. In case of display ability it’s capable of playing graphic rich games and also 1080p videos. Yes, it should be called a flawless tablet.
Motorola XOOM is also rich in connectivity. From 3G to 4G and from Bluetooth to Wi-Fi it’s the jack of all trades. It will come with 3G connectivity from Verizon Wireless in the Q1 and it will be upgradable to 4G with an update in the Q2. There will be different kind of accessories available for Motorola XOOM which includes different kinds of docks. Some of these docks are able to send HD contents to your TV without the hassle of any wires and some can connect it to external speakers to play your music aloud. It has a perfect on screen keyboard better than that of any other competing tablets. Still if you do not feel professional you can always connect the Motorola Bluetooth Wireless keyboard and you can edit your documents, spreadsheets and presentations on the go. It also features HDMI connectivity enabling you to show off the full power of your tablet on the bigger screens.
The XOOM tablet comes preloaded with Google Maps 5 with 3D interaction and Google Talk with video and voice capabilities. The gamers will also enjoy the power of the rich graphics processing with better hardware acceleration which will be pushed to the edge with accelerometer and gyroscope. With such processor and graphics engine Motorola has promised 10 hours of uninterrupted video playback with the powerful battery with a single charge. It has 32GB of internal memory with which you can add more 32GB with a microSDHC card. No specific release date is given yet.