Verizon Motorola Xoom Android Honeycomb Tablet Arrives at CES; Hands-On & Promo Videos

January 6, 2011, By Leo Xavier

We have the latest news for those of you who are waiting for Motorola’s iPad rival, the Motorola Xoom. The device has finally arrived at CES and we have got a hands-on video for you to take a peek at the new device, along with a promotional video.

The device, which will be using Verizon’s super fast network, is expected to be a great rival for the Apple iPad since it comes with a lot of features that makes it a bit better than the iPad.

Firstly, the Xoom (pronounced “zoom”, just in case you are having trouble with it) comes equipped with a 10.1-inch 16:10 display, whereas the iPad has a 9.7 inch display. The display has a resolution of 1280×800 (compared with the iPad’s 1024×768).

The Xoom comes with front and rear facing cameras, and one of those can record in HD, while the current version of the iPad has no cameras.

The Xoom has a dual-core processor with each core running at 1 GHz, and supports Google Maps 5.0 with 3D buildings, Adobe Flash, and will run Google’s latest version of the Android operating system, the Honeycomb OS. As you might already know, the new OS has been designed for tablets and supports multitasking.

The company has also introduced three accessories for its new tablet that include a leather case that doubles as a stand, a standard dock for charging and display, and a “speaker HD” dock.

The last one includes three USB ports, HDMI output, and built-in speakers. There’s also a Bluetooth keyboard.

The company has announced that the new tablet will be available in stores in 1Q 2011 in 3G form. Motorola also announced that all the 3G Xooms “are capable” of being upgraded to 4G later this year.

But it is not known whether a WiFi only tablet will be available in the future.

Check out the gallery below, followed by the hands-on video (courtesy of unwiredview) and a promotional video.

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