Continued from the last episode of tablet wars in India where HTC Flyer jumped-in with a sparkle entry, today Motorola entered with a powerful Motorola XOOM – another Android based touch tablet.
Motorola XOOM is following an iPad path by having two models with WiFi and one with 3G combined sim slot.
Motorola entering this war to showcase more power than any other tablet at the moment to compete with Samsung Galaxy S tablet, iPad 2, HTC Flyer and BlackBerry Playbook.
Motorola XOOM Features
Motorola XOOM delivers super fast performance with 1GHz dual-core processor and 1 GB of RAM. It showcases innovations of the Honeycomb user experience – including an interactive, customizable home screen with move-able widgets, notifications and tabbed browsing – on a large 10.1-inch screen with 1280 x 800 widescreen HD resolution display. It supports HDMI connection as well. A 5 megapixel rear-facing camera with flash captures 720p HD video, and a 2 megapixel front-facing camera enables crisp video chats using Google Talk.
It incorporates latest Google Mobile services including Google Maps and over 200,000 apps from Android Market™. Motorola XOOM supports beta version of Adobe Flash Player 10.2 downloadable from Android Market, enabling the delivery of rich Flash-based Web content including videos, casual games and rich Internet applications.
Motorola XOOM also features a built-in gyroscope, barometer, e-compass, accelerometer and adaptive lighting.
It can give 10 hours of video playback. The charging back this tablet requires half the time of some competitive tablets present in the tablet war 🙂
Motorola XOOM Specifications
- 1 GHz dual-core processor
- 1 GB DDR2 RAM
- Android Honeycomb 3.0 operating system
- 32 GB on-board storage memory
- Upto 32 GB micro SD external memory support
- 5 megapixel rear-camera & 2 megapixel front camera
- 720p video capture
- 1080p HD video playback
- Multi format audio-video player
- Flash 10.2 beta
Motorola XOOM is priced at WiFi only version Rs 32,990/- and 3G + WiFi version Rs 39,990/-. For availability or more details you can contact 1800 3000 4343 or visit Motorola India website.
As said, the good thing about XOOM is its power and the screen size. I still think the top end model should cost not more than 32,000/- .
I haven’t seen any of the Motorola’s touch screen phones or tablet before. I will have to spend some time xooming to be able to check long run performance and the touch experience.
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