Motorola introduced the Xoom tablet at CES. It’s dubbed the iPad killer.
The Motorola Xoom, debuted today at CES in Las Vegas for the very first time, represents the first real Android tablet sanctioned by Google, running an operating system designed explicitly for tablets. Forget the Samsung Galaxy Tab, forget it completely. This is Google’s first attempt to take on the iPad, and it’s a worthy one.
Remember, the iPad was introduced a year ago.
The device has a 10-inch widescreen display and is actually a hair thinner than an iPad: Xoom measures 12.9mm at the middle while the iPad measures 13.4 mm. It’s a smooth black on black with a rubberized rear. It has two cameras, one in front for videoconferencing, one in back for shooting. Battery life is about 10 hours for video, which should put it in the same company as the iPad. Meanwhile, its 1280×800 display is 16:10, which means it uses almost the entire screen when playing a movie.
Sounds nice, but there’s no shipping date or price tag. Xoom on the official Motorola page (Flash alert!).