Now, Motorola apparently declares the war on iPad’s monopoly in expanding tablet market. The new Motorola ad teaser video named as Goodbye 1984 first tells us an iPad world of one way of working with the freedom of users are restricted. And the video then focuses on the strong features of upcoming Motorola Xoom tablet.
Flexible Android 3.0 OS with Flash support. 1GHz dual-core processor, 4G upgrade, 1080p HD playback and multiple cameras which current iPad badly lacks off.
Overall, it is a very creative ad and I liked its “openness and courage” even without the mention of iPad.
According to latest statements from Motorola Mobility CEO Sanjay Jha, it would be reasonable to have differently sized family of Motorola tablets. It would give more freedom in choosing the best suitable tablet for customers on different budget ranges. He mentioned about 7 inch tablets, tablets targeted to different demographics of customer demand like kids, women, teenagers etc. on Motorola’s earnings call.
Actually, it is an expected move after all and eventually all tablet device manufacturers will enlarge their tablet portfolio to different sizes — if we do not count the biggest 7 inch tablet opposition, Apple !
According to a latest Verizon insider leak in which Android Central got, Motorola Xoom tablet will be priced at $800 at minimum when released to the market.
The photo shows the MAP (Minimum Advertised Pricing) of several Motorola handsets, HTC Thunderbolt along with Motorola Android tablet, Xoom. While the authenticity of it is surely not certain — anyone can easily prepare such documents or fake emails at home conditions, there were multiple reports saying the same price tag, $800. Continue Reading
According to digitimes website, Motorola has an aim to sell 700,000 to 800,000 tablets in Q1 2011. As we know, Samsung Galaxy tab achieved such record and even passed these numbers with their 7 inch tablet and Motorola Xoom tablet — being the most impressive 10.1 inch tablet so far — it is a reasonable estimation. Continue Reading
Finally, the day has come and Motorola officially showed long-waited world’s first Android Honeycomb tablet, Motorola Xoom — running on a dual-core processor with up to 2GHz speed which is amazing for a tablet. First of all, from the media playback tablet perspective, Motorola Xoom surpasses all the other competitor tablets (Playbook, iPad, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Toshiba’s currently unnamed tablet etc.) thanks to optimized Honeycomb OS featured on a 1280×800 resolution 16:10 widescreen display with 1080p HD support. Considering the processor speed, it is a breath-taking experience to view HD quality videos on Motorola Xoom. Obviously the tablet takes advantage of built-in HDMI output as well.