Motorola Xoom is one of the top competitors of the Apple's iPad. The
Motorola Xoom is clearly better than most of its competition. It features a 1GB of DDR2 RAM, 32GB
internal storage, 3G connectivity, front and rear facing cameras, Micro USB and mini
HDMI jack and HD video capability. Motorola Xoom's operating system is the new Android 3.0 (also
called Honeycomb) which was specifically designed by Google for tablets. The display on the
Xoom is slightly larger than the iPad's 9.7-inch screen, and higher resolution (1280 x 800 to Apple's 1024 x
768). The front and the rear camera are both of good quality producing nice pictures and
video. One of the nice features of the Motorla Xoom is the multitasking ability. It can run
multiple applications and programs in the same time.
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Upgradeable to 4G LTE Mobile
The Motorola XOOM will offer 3G/Wi-Fi-enabled connectivity at launch. Verizon Wireless
will offer a free upgrade to its 4G LTE Mobile Broadband network in the coming months (learn more about 4G
below). When upgraded, the XOOM's 4G LTE connectivity will enjoy speeds up to 10 times faster than Verizon
Wireless' 3G network. Verizon Wireless' 4G LTE Mobile Broadband network currently reaches one-third of all
Americans, with plans to expand the network to the company's entire 3G coverage area over the next three
Android 3.0 Honeycomb
Specifically optimized for devices with larger screen sizes such as tablets, the Android
3.0 platform (dubbed Honeycomb) introduces a brand new, truly virtual and "holographic" UI design. Five
customizable Home screens give you instant access to all parts of the system--no matter what screen or app
you're in--and each Home screen offers a familiar launcher for access to all installed applications, as well as
a Search box for universal search of apps, contacts, media files, web content, and more.
Scrollable and stackable widgets.
The redesigned YouTube app.
Multitasking in Android 3.0 is easier than ever, and you can use the Recent Apps list in
the System Bar to see the tasks underway and quickly jump from one application context to another. You'll even
see a snapshot of the last screen viewed in that app as a visual reminder. The Android onscreen keyboard has
also been redesigned to make entering text fast and accurate on larger screen sizes.
Other features in Android 3.0 Honeycomb include:
Scrollable and stacked widgets let you scroll or flick
through content within the widget itself, on the home page, without opening the application.
Unobtrusive notification system displays icons for different
notifications (messages, downloads, system updates, etc.) in the lower right corner. Just touch the digital
time display to open the entire notification panel.
Redesigned YouTube application with a cool 3D
Android Market for Android 3.0 is your one-stop-shop for
eBooks, games, and applications.
A Complete Web Experience, with Support for Adobe
With Android 3.0, the Motorola Tablet provides support
for Adobe Flash, delivering a complete web experience to help you explore, discover, and interact. You'll enjoy
more satisfying social networking, games, streaming video and more, with all the animations you
For working on the go, the Motorola XOOM provides constant connectivity--including
connecting to Gmail or Exchange email; 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 5 other Wi-Fi-enabled devices. Open documents,
spreadsheets and presentations, edit them on a virtual QWERTY or optional Motorola Bluetooth Wireless keyboard,
and send them back lightning fast.
Optional speaker dock.
Power Accessories beyond the Charger
The Motorola XOOM has a wide range of optional accessories to expand its power and
capabilities. The "smart docks" are no longer just a place to charge your device; they make Motorola XOOM a
portable play and work station that fits your lifestyle. The Standard Dock can be used for watching video
content or listening to music through external speakers as the device charges. The Speaker HD Dock allows you
to send HD content directly to your TV or blast your tunes without attaching external speakers.
Fast 3G connectivity thanks to the reliable Verizon Wireless
EV-DO, Rev A network.
Upgradeable to ultra-fast 4G LTE connectivity via the Verizon
Wireless 4G Mobile Broadband network, with expected download speeds of 5 to 12 Mbps and upload speeds of 2
to 5 Mbps. See more about 4G LTE below.
Onboard GPS for navigation and location services.
Integrated Google Maps with turn-by-turn navigation, street
and satellite views.
Ultra-fast Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking (802.11b/g/n) for
accessing home and corporate networks as well as hotspots while on the go.
Mobile Hotspot capability allows you to create a Wi-Fi
hotspot using your Verizon Wireless 3G/4G LTE connection, which can then be shared among up to 5
Bluetooth connectivity (version 2.1) includes profiles for
communication headset, hands-free car kits, and the A2DP audio streaming Bluetooth
The Motorola XOOM weighs 25 ounces and measures 9.81 x 6.61 x 0.51 inches. Its 3250 mAh
lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 10 hours of video playback, up to 10 hours of Wi-Fi web browsing, up to
90 hours of 3G web browsing, and up to 3.3 days of MP3 playback. It has a standby time of up to 14 days (336
hours) and an approximate 3.5-hour charge time. It runs on the CDMA 800/1900 frequencies as well as EV-DO, Rev
A 3G frequencies. This device can also be upgraded to the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network in the coming
What's in the Box
Motorola XOOM handset, charger, data cable, quick start guide, user manual
Verizon Wireless Mobile Broadband
With support for the 3G EV-DO high-speed data standard, you'll enjoy fast access to the Internet and Verizon
Wireless multimedia services (additional charges applicable), with average download speeds ranging from 400 to
700 Kbps and peak rates up to 2 Mbps.
Note: The Motorola XOOM runs on the Verizon Wireless 3G network
right out of the box.
4G LTE Network
The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network allows you to download photos, apps, and games in
seconds and entire movies in minutes. LTE (or Long Term Evolution provides significantly increased upload and
download speeds over 3G networks, as well as significantly reduced latency (or lag time). Verizon Wireless
expects 4G LTE average data rates to be 5-12 megabits per second (Mbps) on the downlink and 2-5 Mbps on the
uplink in real-world, loaded network environments.
With these blazing fast speeds, you'll be able to stream HD movies without the annoyance
of constant pauses to buffer the video stream--as well as quickly download HD-quality movies right to your
phone in minutes. Additionally, you'll be able to download a new song file in about 4 seconds or upload a photo
to your favorite social networking site in about 6 seconds.
The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE mobile broadband network will also redefine the mobile
office for business users. Business applications that used to require wired networks will be untethered
forever, allowing you maximized productivity and efficiency while you're out of the confines of your office.
Enhanced security lets you tap into most VPN networks with less waiting, and faster responsiveness enables you
to upload 10 MB presentations back to your team in less than 25 seconds.
Note: The Motorola XOOM is not compatible with the 4G LTE network
out of the box, but it will receive a free 4G LTE upgrade in the coming months.
Motorola Xoom PROS
Very fast, the screen is incredibly
Great build quality
Battery life is excellent ( approximatively 8-9
Front-facing camera: 2 mega-pixel
Rear-facing camera: 5 mega-pixel
High resolution pictures and HD 720
Flash support ( you can view any website on the
internet that is designed in Flash)
MicroSD slot (for expandable
True multitasking ( you can run multiple programs in
the same time)
The screen is made form Gorilla Glass ( you don't
really need a screen protector)
Chrome's tablet oprimized browser is very nice (it
feels much more like a desktop experience then iPad Safari's browser)
Gmail is easy to use
Volume rocker is too flush with the Xoom and it is very hard to push the button
Feels a little bit heavy
Limited apps at this time
Speaker quality is OK, but not great
You can only charge the Xoom with a proprietary charger
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Motorola Xoom Technical Specifications
Communications & Internet
Video chat on Google Talk with any other
Google Talk-enabled device (smartphone, tablet, or PC).
Access to personal and corporate
e-mail (including support for Exchange and push Gmail).
Desktop-like web browser (HTML5-based Android
Webkit) with tabbed browsing and Chrome bookmark sync.
Design and Hardware
1 GHz dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2
processor enables web browsing at unprecedented speed and accelerated
Integrated NVIDIA graphics delivers smooth,
full frame-rate 1080p HD video playback
1 GB of DDR2 RAM
10.1-inch multi-touch HD display (1280 x 800
pixels; 150p per inch) with native 720p video playback and pinch-to-zoom
32 GB internal memory
Memory expansion via microSD card slot with
support for optional cards up to 32 GB (functionality requires future software
camera for optimized resolution when capturing photos on the go. Includes dual-LED
flash, auto-focus, and digital zoom.
camera for video chats. Includes indicator light when used.
HD 720p video capture
Instantly upload video to sharing
sites or view and edit on the fly.
Music player compatible with MP3
Video player compatible with
MPEG4 and H.264/H.263
HDMI audio/video port enables
you to output pictures, slides and videos in HD quality (1080p) via HDMI cable (sold
Micro USB port (not for
Data encryption ensures the
privacy and security of data on your tablet.