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CES 2011: Meet the Motorola XOOM

The hype surrounding the next iteration of Google’s Android OS has been gigantic as it provides a new user interface that will be specifically targeted for use on tablet devices. While some features of the update, dubbed Honeycomb, have been shown on camera before, details about hardware have been difficult to find. That has all changed, as the Motorola XOOM was announced at the Consumer Electronics Show, boasting a 10.1-inch touchscreen and a sleek, fresh UI.

The tablet, a joint-venture between Google, Motorola Mobility, and Verizon, will be in direct competition with the industry leader, the Apple iPad. In truth, it surpasses the iPad in more ways than one, offering dual-core processing, front and rear facing cameras, Flash content, and the ability to be upgraded to Verizon’s 4G LTE network. Here’s a full rundown of the XOOM’s specs –

What do you think? Can an Android-powered tablet be a legitimate threat to Apple’s slate supremacy? Are you looking forward Motorola’s device? Let us know in the comments below.

[Source – Motorola Mobility, Inc.]


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Rooted in his childhood obsession with dismantling and reassembling gizmos and gadgets around the house, Jack McGrath's knowledge of programming,...Rooted in his childhood obsession with dismantling and reassembling gizmos and gadgets around the house, Jack McGrath's knowledge of programming,...


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