Today I picked up the brand new Motorola XOOM tablet from Verizon Wireless on 9th ave. First, let me give props to Melissa from Verizon who was friendly and provided awesome service (a great reason to buy direct from Verizon instead of from BestBuy!), and who sold me the very first XOOM this morning. The XOOM is the first tablet to feature Google’s Android 3 (honeycomb) operating system, and from the first impressions, it is a winner and I will definitely be using it instead of the iPad.
Featuring an nVidia tegra 2 dual core processor, 1 GB DDR2 RAM, 32 GB onboard storage, front and rear facing cameras with HD video capability, USB and HDMI connections, the hardware on this beast is fantastic. After playing around with the Viewsonic gtablet for the past few months (one of the first tegra 2 tablets), I must say I am impressed with this hardware.
So far, setting up the tablet was a breeze and it easily accepted my google apps logon credentials. A few things to note on it for those who may be purchasing one immediately, this unit does support Adobe Flash, however it is not pre-installed and Adobe has confirmed that they will be releasing a new version of their Flash player that is optomized for the tablet in the next couple of weeks. Also, Motorola will soon be pushing an update which will make the SD card slot functional. Verizon and Motorola have promised free upgrades of the current 3G hardware to 4G LTE later this year.
Following is a short first look video of the Motorola XOOM tablet:
Pensacola Computers will be following up with a number of videos on the Motorola XOOM tablet in the days and weeks to come. Be sure to visit http://pensacolacomputers.com for the latest information and support for computers and Android tablets.