Motorola XOOM tablet launched at CES 2011


Most anticipated Android tablet, the Xoom tablet has been announced by Motorola Mobility at Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2011. The Motorola XOOM tablet will run Android 3.0 Honeycomb Operating System, and formerly codenamed Honeycomb. It is expected that Motorola Xoom tablet will compete with Apple iPad due to its lot of feature that make it a bit better than the iPad. The Motorola Xoom 3G tablet will be available in the first quarter of 2011 and 4G tablet will be available in the second quarter of 2011.

Motorola XOOM 4G tablet launched at CES 2011

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The Motorola Xoom Android tablet comes with a 1GHz dual-core processor HDMI output, Adobe Flash player, 2MP front-facing camera, a 5MP rear-facing, and will be LTE upgradeable. The size of Motorola Xoom is as Apple’s iPad that features 10.1-inch (25.6-centimeter) screen. Xoom also contains the ability to play Adobe Flash video software. 1080p HD video is supported by Motorola Xoom tablet. 720p HD video can be captured by it. Motorola Xoom tablet will also contain Google Maps 5.0 with the latest 3D interaction feature and it can access to Google eBooks.


The Motorola Xoom tablet comes with 1280 x 800 pixel resolution and supports 3G and Wi-Fi data connections from the start. Verizon’s 4G LTE based network will be supported after an update by it. Other features of Motorola Xoom tablet are a dual-core 1GHz processor for up to 2GHz of processing power. For a fully featured web browsing experiences, photographers and chatty folk, Adobe Flash is supported by web browser of Xoom. For stills and 720p HD video recording, the main 5 megapixel camera can be used, and for video chats, the forward facing 2 megapixel camera is ideal.

Android 3.0 offers the new features such as split-screen apps, a new virtual keyboard, Google Talk video chatting, etc. The battery of Xoom tablet is powerful enough to keep it going for 10 hours of video playback. On Verizon’s network, the Motorola XOOM can act like a mobile hotspot by which other Wi-Fi devices are allowed to make use of the XOOM’s connectivity. Price of Motorola Xoom tablet has not been announced yet, but it is estimated to be available for purchase later in the first quarter of 2011.

Features of Motorola XOOM tablet:

  • HDMI output
  • A 2GHz dual-core processor
  • 10.1-inch widescreen HD (1280×800) display
  • 4G LTE upgradeable
  • 1080p HD video support
  • Google Maps 5.0 with 3D interaction
  • Adobe Flash Player support
  • Front-facing 2-megapixel camera for video chats over Wi-Fi or 3G/4G LTE
  • Rear-facing 5-megapixel camera that captures video in 720p HD
  • “Console-like gaming performance”
  • Built-in gyroscope, barometer, e-compass, accelerometer and adaptive lighting
  • Mobile hotspot capability for up to five Wi-Fi-enabled devices

Video of CES 2011: Motorola Xoom from youtube: