Apple is the obvious leader in tablet sales, but the Xoom is chugging right along as well — a recent report shows the Xoom has sold upwards of 100,000 tablets so far. Many of you may be trying to decide which tablet is best for you, but for those who have already sprang for a 3G or WiFi Xoom, her.
Running Android 3.0, the 10.1-inch tablet will be stocked with 32GB of on-board memory and come with all the bells and whistles of the 3G version (dual core 1Ghz processors, 1GB of RAM, etc.). Where can you get the new tablet? There are going to be plenty of retailers to choose from. Find out more after the break.
As you may have heard, Apple announced the iPad 2 during a press event in San Francisco yesterday. Reviews so far have been glowing, but Steve Jobs did not hold back on discussing why the company's competitors aren't succeeding in this space. Jobs declared that manufacturers are still designing tablets to work like PCs, when tablets aren't used like regular computers; Apple understands this, which is why they are winning the tablet war. I know many of you are Apple fans, and plenty of you are not, but I've found it very interesting over the years to see the two camps collide, and it makes me wonder — how do we go about deciding which products to buy?
I predominately use Apple products (we are a Mac office here at Sugar HQ), but I've had my share of Microsoft and RIM products as well, and I may as well tell you that I liked the new iPad. But I'm sure you're wondering how it stacks up against its competitors. Check out the spec breakdown of four popular tablets after the jump.
Yesterday was a big day for Motorola — the company officially launched its Android Honeycomb-running tablet to the masses! Going for a cool $800, this tablet is an Oscar-worthy competitor to the iPad with its crisp 10-inch screen, awesome cameras and dual-core processors.
I didn't get one for myself (I'll admit it: I'm waiting to see what the iPad 2 is packing), but let's just say my eye has been wandering. What about you — did you get a Xoom for yourself yesterday?
We got our first look at the iPad during last year's Oscars, but this year it's Motorola that's pulling out all the stops to make sure the celebrity influences are well equipped with its product — some of this year's high-profile Academy Awards nominees and presenters will find a brand new Xoom tablet in their swag bags, made especially for the occasion and decked out in gold, along with a black leather envelope case.
Only the nominees in the best actor and actress, best supporting actor and actress, and best director categories will have the privilege of taking one home, but you'll soon be able to get your own original black version through Verizon for $600 on contract and at Best Buy when it launches on June 24. No gold for you.
After getting a good look at the Motorola Xoom tablet at CES (and wiping the drool away from my face — honestly, this thing is pretty slick up close), the Android Honeycomb-equipped tablet has had a release date and price leak. Turns out, Best Buy will be launching the 32GB tablet on Feb. 17 for $700.
While I'd prefer to pay less for the 10.1-inch Xoom, it is coming with some pretty impressive specs, especially when compared to the rumored build of the iPad 2. Want to see some specifics? Check out how the Xoom and iPad 2 should look head-to-head after the break.
Motorola's website may have outed its tablet before its official announcement, but the Xoom was out in full force on the show floor at CES. We couldn't get our hands on the sleek 10.1-inch tablet, but we were given a run-through by a Motorola rep.It seems like quite the machine from what I could tell, but you can get a look for yourself in the video after the jump.
Update: We've had a chance to get the details on the new products, and both are coming with dual-core processors (dual-core = fast!). First, let's talk about the Xoom.
- 10.1-inch HD wide-screen display
- Dual core 1Ghz processor
- "Floating" multi-finger use interface
- Android 3.0
- 2MP front-facing camera, 5MP rear-facing camera with HD-quality recording and LED flash
- First tablet to use a dual core processor, which means its faster and more powerful
- 720p video playback
- "Upgradable to 4G" — a 4G device will come out later this year, but all models are upgradable to 4G
- 1MB of internal RAM
The Xoom will be available in Q1 2011. Find out about the Droid Bionic when you read more.