The first-ever legitimate iPad 2 “killer”, the Motorola Xoom is now available in the market, as well as in YouTube. The Motorola Xoom is the first device to ship with Android 3.0—Google’s first operating system designed specifically for tablets. It’s being tested in the PCMag labs right now, so look for the full review for our take on the device, but until then we’ve got plenty of photos of the Xoom, its packaging, and some of its accessories.
This Android 3.0 Honeycomb device supports Verizon’s 3G and 4G LTE networks. Aside from larger touch screen support, Android Honeycomb-powered Motorola Xoom also sports dual-core 1GHz processor, cameras, and other goodies that the iPad is not carrying.
There’s not much in the box with the Motorola Xoom: just a micro-USB cable, a proprietary charging cable and some documentation. Not all parts of the Motorola Xoom are fully functional yet—the microSD memory slot doesn’t work, and the 4G cellualar radio is not built into the device. Motorola included plastic place holders in place of a 4G SIM card and microSD card.
The included media dock is very straightforward—it connects to a monitor via micro-HDMI, and mirrors what is on the Motorola Xoom’s screen. Both screens remain on and at a resolution of 1,280 by 800 pixels. I’ve included a few shots of the Xoom next to my Motorola Droid, to give a perspective on its size. The 10.1-inch LCD dwarfs the 3.7-inch Droid, but the tablet isn’t much deeper.
Check out the demo video below,