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Motorola Xoom Unboxing + Pre-Order Now Available

February 22, 2011 - Written By Anthony Hardy

The much anticipated Motorola Xoom is finally upon us, available now for pre-order and in stores on Feb. 24th. As previously reported it the first Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet to market will run you $599 on a two-year contract or $799 for the standalone price. You have the option to choose a 3G data plan or opt for Verizon’s 4G LTE network. It will ship with purely 3G data but the upgrade to 4G will be free for all Xoom owners with data pricing being the only concern on which option you choose.

The larger data plans will set you back $35 a month for 3GB, $50 a month for 5GB, and $80 a month for 10GB.  However there is still no word on LTE pricing, at this time. By any means this is an impressive device offering a pure Google tablet experience in the finest form. Powered by the powerful dual core Tegra 2 on a 10.1″ HD display. Head over to Verizon or BestBuy to get your hand on one.

Hardware

  • NVIDIA Tegra dual-core processor T20
    Features a 1.0GHz processor speed, 600MHz system bus and 1MB L2 cache.
  • 1GB DDR2 memory
    For multitasking power.
  • Note: Optical drive not included
    Compatible with optional external recordable CD/DVD drives (not included).
  • 10.1″ high-definition widescreen touch-screen display
    Showcases movies and games in stunning clarity.
  • 32GB hard drive
    Offers spacious storage.
  • ULP GeForce graphics
    For lush images. HDMI output for connection to an HDTV.
  • Built-in 2.0MP webcam
    Makes it easy to video chat with family and friends. 5.0MP camera allows you to capture and play back high-definition video.
  • High-speed USB 2.0 port
    For fast digital video, audio and data transfer.
  • Built-in 2.4GHz and 5.0GHz Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n)
    Connect to the Internet without wires.
  • Embedded 3G mobile broadband technology with EVDO Rev A
    Keeps you connected. Upgradeable to 4G LTE. (Wireless service contract required; sold separately. Check with carrier for coverage area and availability in your area.)
  • Bluetooth 2.1 EDR + HID interface
    Easily link with other Bluetooth-enabled devices, such as a mobile phone or MP3 player.
  • Weighs only 1.5 lbs. and measures just 0.5″ thin
    For lightweight portability.
  • Android 3.0 Honeycomb operating system
    Provides a stable platform.
  • Google Mobile Services
    Include Google Maps 5.0 with 3D interaction, access to more than 3 million Google eBooks and Google Talk with video chat.

UnBoxing

Press Release

Motorola XOOM Tablet to Be Available on the Verizon Wireless Network on Feb. 24

“Best of Show” Winner at 2011 Consumer Electronics Show Delivers the World’s First True Tablet Experience, With Upgrade to 4G LTE in Q2

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. and LIBERTYVILLE, Ill., Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Verizon Wireless and Motorola Mobility, Inc. (NYSE: MMI), today announced the Feb. 24, 2011 availability of the innovative new Motorola XOOMâ„¢ tablet, which won the coveted CNET Best of Show award at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show for being “the most potentially disruptive technology.” The first device to run Google’s new Android 3.0 Honeycomb operating system, the Motorola XOOM will be available for purchase from Verizon Wireless for $599.99 with a new two-year customer agreement or $799.99 without a contract. Wireless 3G data service for the Motorola XOOM will begin at $20 monthly access for 1GB. The Motorola XOOM will be upgradeable to 4G LTE service at no additional charge in the second quarter of 2011.

A powerhouse in both software and hardware, the Motorola XOOM is built around a 1GHz dual-core processor and 10.1-inch widescreen HD display. The sleek, stylish design features a front-facing 2-megapixel camera for video chats, as well as a rear-facing 5-megapixel camera that captures video in 720p HD.

The Motorola XOOM showcases the innovations of the Honeycomb user experience that improves on Android favorites such as widgets, multi-tasking, browsing, notifications and customization, as well as featuring the latest Googleâ„¢ Mobile services. The Motorola XOOM also features full support for tabbed browsing and support for the Adobe® Flash® Player, available soon as a free download, to enjoy all the video and other rich content available on the Web. For additional information about upgrading their XOOM to 4G LTE, customers can visit www.verizonwireless.com/Xoom4GLTEUpgrade starting Thursday, Feb. 24.

Source: AndroidSpin, WireFly, Engadget