x PhoneArena is looking for new authors! To view all available positions, click here.
  • Home
  • News
  • Motorola XOOM is officially the first Honeycomb tablet

Motorola XOOM is officially the first Honeycomb tablet

Posted: , by Ray S.

Tags:

Motorola XOOM is officially the first Honeycomb tablet
Just as it was expected, today at its press conference at CES 2011, Motorola unveiled its first ever tablet computer, the intriguingly-named Motorola XOOM (to be read "Zoom"). This new Apple iPad contender features a healthy-sized 10.1-inch capacitive screen with a very high resolution of 1280x800, a 5MP HD camcorder (front-facing cam included) and the mandatory dual-core ARM-based Tegra 2 chipset, which will allow for full 1080p HD video playback. The device surely looks sexy, as it has a large widescreen display and a bezel that is quite thin.

Naturally, most of the buzz around the Motorola XOOM comes from the fact that it's the first tablet to run Google's tablet-optimized Android 3.0 Honeycomb operating system. This will bring a lot more functionality to the device, as all the core apps will be redesigned so as to allow the user to take full advantage of the much greater screen size, compared to what you get on a smartphone. Even widgets will be revamped, bringing new features, tastefully dressed in a brand new and shiny interface. In addition, the tablet will feature all the known goodies that we love like an accelerometer, gyroscope and of course, Adobe Flash 10.1 Player support.

To tell you the truth, we're really excited about this new software and hope to be able to get our hands on it as soon as possible. Thankfully, we won't have to wait for too long, as the device will become available with Verizon Wireless in the first quarter of the year, equipped with a good old 3G radio. Relax, relax, the Motorola XOOM will also launch with 4G built-in later this year. But do you know what's the good stuff? All 3G XOOMs will be upgradeable to 4G LTE! Yeey!

source: Motorola

The Motorola XOOM tablet
The Motorola XOOM tablet

The Motorola XOOM tablet




8 Comments
  • Options
    Close




posted on 05 Jan 2011, 19:38

1. j405 (unregistered)


Did I read that right, it's "mandatory" to have a dual core Arm based processor to run Honeycomb?

posted on 05 Jan 2011, 20:11

2. josuearisty (Posts: 148; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


I wanna try this tablet, looks really amazing in the hands of Motorola!!

posted on 05 Jan 2011, 20:19 1

3. protozeloz (Posts: 5371; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


That looks soon good, I glad I held my money for latter

posted on 05 Jan 2011, 21:21

4. ecml490 (unregistered)


So glad I didn't buy the iPad, getting this for sure. I just hope Verizon doesn't have it cost a fortune, but I'm pretty sure it will.

posted on 06 Jan 2011, 04:18

7. PRNOgirl (unregistered)


Hello ma love .Where where you been ?

posted on 06 Jan 2011, 09:32

10. WD40 (Posts: 18; Member since: 21 Oct 2009)


I shall have.

posted on 06 Jan 2011, 09:44

11. Randy (unregistered)


I wish they were releasing a wi-fi only version. I'd rather just tether to my Droid than have to pay more to Verizon and have another 2-year contract with them.

posted on 06 Jan 2011, 13:17 1

12. I like technology (unregistered)


Well, Verizon doesn't require any agreement with the ipad or the galaxy tab, doubt they will require it with this one either. We'll see.

Want to comment? Please login or register.

Latest stories