The Motorola is one of the first touchscreen tablets to use Android version 3.0, also known as HoneyComb. HoneyComb was specifically designed by Google for Tablets. The Xoom is a 10.1″ touchscreen tablet with 1280×800 resolution, 3G, 802.11N WiFi, 5 Megapixel rear-facing, 2 Megapixel front-facing camera, 1GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, and an expandable . It uses an Tegra 2: 1GHz Dual-Core processor. It is a hair thicker than half an inch and weighs 1.6lbs (25.7 ounces). Sometime after the initial launch, Motorola plans on offering a free upgrade to enable the superfast 4G (LTE) network on Xoom. Apparently it’s more than just a and it may require sending the device in or visiting a retail outlet.
The user interface is brand-new looking; it appears to have been designed from the ground up and doesn’t look like a scaled up Android phone. It is a very powerful tablet and can even effortlessly play flash video and visit flash websites. It is similarly sized to the first generation iPad, though a bit narrower. Apple better have some big plans for iPad 2, otherwise Motorola Xoom will be giving it a seriously run for its money. The Xoom is not too far away, with a release date planned in the first quarter of this year. No word on the price yet, but we’ll keep you posted.