At the 2011 CES in Las Vegas Motorola officially unveiled the Xoom tablet. The impressively spec’d tablet took the show by storm and was also voted Best of Show by CNET.
The Motorola Xoom is the first device to debut with Android 3.0 Honeycomb, Google’s first version of Android to cater for tablets. Other notable features include a 10.1-inch screen, dual-core 1 GHz processor, 1 GB RAM, 32 GB on board storage, 5-megapixel camera with 720p video recording and 4G LTE support which will be available after an update in Q2. Battery life on the device is rated to be capable of supporting 10 hours of video playback.
The Xoom will be available in Q1 on contract through Verizon in the U.S. So far only a CDMA version has been announced although a GSM version of the device is likely to follow shortly after. Official pricing details are not yet available although Hantec in the UK did have the device listed for pre-order on their website for £719.99 (including 20% VAT) but this appears to have since been removed.
- OS: Android 3.0 (Honeycomb)
- Screen type: 10.1-inch capacitive TFT touchscreen
- Screen resolution: 1280 x 800
- Processor: 1 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 Dual Core
- RAM: 1 GB
- Internal memory: 32 GB flash memory
- Expandable memory: microSDHC card slot supporting up to 32 GB (not included)
- Camera/s: 5 megapixel main, 2 megapixel secondary, dual LED flash, auto focus and 720p video recording
- Location services: Simultaneous GPS and digital compass
- Sensors: Accelerometer, magnetometer, barometer, gyroscope and ambient light sensor
– WiFi (802.11 b/g/n)
– Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR + HID
– microUSB 2.0
– HDMI 1.4
– 3.5 mm audio jack
- Supported audio: AAC, AAC+, AMR NB, AMR WB, MP3, XMF
- Supported video: H.263, H.264, MPEG4
– CDMA: 1900/2100 MHz
– Data: cdmaOne, CDMA2000 1xRTT, CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Rel. 0, CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Rev A
- Dimensions: 249.1 x 167.8 x 12.9 mm
- Weight: 730 g