Motorola XOOM Tablet: My First Android Experience

By 6/06/2011 09:12:00 PM

I've heard a lot of good things about using a tablet versus an iPad. When I recently had the chance to test out the Motorola XOOM, I was excited to see what features made this tablet better.

Motorola Xoom Tablet

I joined a group of bloggers at Dashing Diva for manis and pedis to learned why the Motorola XOOM tablet is a must have accessory this year.

Each of the moms were given their own Motorola XOOM during our prep session. We followed step by step over the apps and features on our Motorola XOOM and allowed to test out how things worked.

Motorola Xoom Tablet

We learned about the camera, internet and emails features and even watched a movie. While I worried about the weight (1lb?), I was impressed with how simple it was to find programs I needed and even to customize. Here is a breakdown of some of the other features of the Motorola XOOM tablet.

Motorola Xoom Tablet

About - Motorola XOOM is redefining what a tablet experience can be as the world’s first device to run Android 3.0 Honeycomb, Google’s powerful operating system designed specifically for tablets and featuring the latest Google Mobile Innovations. Motorola XOOM also comes with support for Adobe® Flash® Player, allowing you to browse the web with full access to Flash sites, videos and games. Enjoy all of this on the Motorola XOOM’s 10.1” HD widescreen display, enabling HD video content that’s richer and clearer than ever before.

Beyond the Next Generation

Motorola XOOM is uniquely equipped to support an always evolving tablet experience. Offering 3G wireless access that can be upgraded to super-fast 4G LTE, and powered by a dual core processor with each core running at 1 GHz, delivering up to two GHz of processing power, Motorola XOOM delivers performance that’s twice as fast at web browsing as the leading competitor on the market today. Thin, light and powerful, it’s easy to hold, easy on the eyes and goes anywhere you do with the connectivity and performance to support the latest features, software and functions as soon as they’re released.

Surf. Watch. Play. Connect.

Motorola XOOM is the first tablet to feature the latest Google Mobile innovations, including Google Maps 5.0 with 3D interaction, access to over 3 million Google eBooks and Google Talk with video and voice chat. And as a gamer, you can experience Motorola XOOM’s rich graphics at lightning-fast speeds with games that leverage the built-in gyroscope and accelerometer.

Work with Ease

Motorola XOOM lets you stay connected to work from anywhere through the country’s largest 3G network from Verizon Wireless. You can check personal or Exchange corporate email, view calendars and even send meeting notices. Not to mention that information is brought straight to your home screen with live, scrollable widgets. Open documents, spreadsheets and presentations, edit them on a virtual QWERTY or the Motorola Bluetooth® Wireless keyboard, and send them back lightning fast.

Power Accessories beyond the Charger

Motorola XOOM has a wide range of accessories to expand its power and capabilities. The “smart docks” are no longer just a place to charge your device; they make Motorola XOOM a portable play and work station that fits your lifestyle. The Standard Dock can be used for watching video content or listening to music through external speakers as the device charges. The Speaker HD Dock allows you to send HD content directly to your TV or blast your tunes without attaching external speakers.

Create and Share

Motorola XOOM is ready to document your adventures. It includes a rear-facing 5 megapixel camera with flash that captures video in 720p HD. View and edit your photos and video immediately, then display them on the 10.1” HD screen or on any HDTV with HDMI connectivity. Post your creations straight to YouTube, Picasa, and Facebook® or engage with friends and family through Motorola XOOM’s front-facing 2 megapixel camera designed for video calling.

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  1. That looks like a really fun time! I'd love to surf on the XOOM while getting a pedi!

    I have been testing out a XOOM for the past month and just wrote my review on it today too LOL!! Your review is so much more in depth than mine, KUDOS on the info!