Motorola Xoom vs. iPad
what we know about the Xoom it will Running on Android 3.0, the Xoom has a dual core Tegra 2 processor from Nvidia, and a 10.1-inch 1280×600 resolution screen, 1 GB of RAM, 32 GB of storage with a microSD card slot, front- and rear-facing cameras (2 megapixels and 5 megapixels, respectively), 1080p video playback, HDMI and USB ports and support for Verizon’s 4G network.
The Xoom will launch on February 17 priced at $700.
it’s tempting to stack up the Xoom against Apple’s iPad, and you can do this in a bunch of ways. Put the Xoom next to Apple’s entry-level $500 iPad and Motorola looks like a failure. Compare it to the 3G-equipped, 32 GB iPad at $729 and the tables tilt in Motorola’s favor.
Tablet was only running canned video demos,so it was impossible to see whether Android 3.0 is as slick as Google claims. A tablet is only as good as its software, and the performance of Android 3.0 on Motorola’s Xoom will be more important than any spec.
the iPad has more than 50,000 apps specifically for the tablet. The Xoom will have few apps, if any, at launch. it also had the only tablet-optimized operating system on the market for nearly a year. Developers will soon get to choose from Android, WebOS, and Blackberry Playbook, and I’m guessing that none will see the same early growth as the iPad.
Apple will probably launch a second-generation iPad in a few months, rendering any current comparisons meaningless to anyone who isn’t predisposed towards a single operating system.
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