Motorola confirms the Verizon XOOM tablet, 10.1-inches of Honeycomb sweetness

Motorola XOOM for Verizon

Motorola XOOM for Verizon

Motorola stepped up to the plate and hit a home run with its new XOOM tablet. Previously unveiled, albeit unofficially, by Andy Rubin at a recent mobility conference hosted  by AllThingsD, the tablet has been the talk of the tech world since its brief appearance. As expected, the XOOM tablet will include the following features:

  • 10.1-inch HD display (1280×800 resolution)
  • 1 GHz Tegra 2 processor (dual-core)
  • HDMI out with 1080P HD video support
  • 3G/4G LTE  connectivity on Verizon’s network (3G at launch, 4G upgrade available in Q2)
  • built-in gyroscope, barometer, e-compass, accelerometer and adaptive lighting
  • WiFi
  • 5-megapixel rear-facing camera with 720P recording, 2-megapixel front-facing camera
  • Android 3.0 Honeycomb

The most notable feature of this tablet is its Android 3.0 operating system.This Honeycomb build is reportedly the first version of Android optimized for tablets and includes a radical new user interface. Everyone got a sneak peek of Honeycomb earlier today, courtesy of an oopsie by Google which accidentally unveiled an Android 3.0 promotional video for a brief period of time. Look for the XOOM tablet to land on Verizon in Q1 2011. Pricing details will be available at a later date, but we expect the final cost to be competitive with the iPad and the Galaxy Tab. All the juicy details from the press release is on the second page.

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