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SLATE: Verizon Wireless and Motorola Mobility announce the Motorola Xoom Android 3.0 Tablet
Posted by Arne Hess - on Thursday, 06.01.11 - 13:41:35 CET under 04 - Android News - Viewed 9693x
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Teased before with a video, Motorola Mobility and Verizon Wireless unveiled the new slate tablet Motorola Xoom - the first device on Google's new Android 3.0 Honeycomb operating system designed from the ground up for tablets. The Honeycomb user experience improves on Android favorites such as widgets, multi-tasking, browsing, notifications and customization and features the latest Google Mobile innovations. Boasting a dual core processor with each core running at 1 GHz, delivering up to 2 GHz of processing power, and 10.1" widescreen HD display, Motorola Xoom gives Verizon Wireless customers a new type of mobile computing experience on a stylishly thin device that is 4G LTE upgradeable.

Motorola Xoom redefines the tablet device category by providing more ways to have fun, connect with friends and stay productive on the go. It allows consumers to experience HD content right on the device, supports 1080p HD video and HDMI output to display content on larger HD screens, and plays video and other rich web content seamlessly with Adobe Flash Player. Motorola Xoom features a front-facing 2 megapixel camera for video chats over WiFi or 3G/4G LTE, as well as a rear-facing 5 megapixel autofocus camera that captures video in 720p HD. It delivers console-like gaming performance on its 1280x800 display, and features a built-in gyroscope, barometer, e-compass, accelerometer and adaptive lighting for new types of applications. It also features Google Maps 5.0 with 3D interaction and delivers access to over 3 million Google eBooks and thousands of apps from Android Market.

For working on the go, Motorola Xoom provides constant connectivity - including connecting to Gmail or Exchange E-Mail; opening and editing documents, spreadsheets and presentations; and viewing calendars and sending out appointments or meeting notices – with mobile broadband speeds. Its mobile hotspot capability provides an online connection for up to five other WiFi-enabled devices.

The Motorola Xoom device will launch as a 3G/WiFi-enabled device in Q1-2011 with an upgrade to 4G LTE in Q2. Starting in Q2-2011 the Motorola Xoom will be a 4G LTE/WiFi- enabled device. A worldwide GSM/UMTS launch of the Motorola Xoom was yet not announced.

Cheers ~ Arne

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