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REVIEW: Verizon Motorola XOOM Android Tablet – Can Honeycomb Take On The iPad?

By: , IntoMobile
Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011 at 6:00 PM
A review of the Android Honeycomb-powered tablet known as the Motorola XOOM for Verizon. It features the NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor for incredible performance.

By now it’s clear that tablet devices are no fad and that the legion of Android-powered tablets aren’t going to let Apple and its iPad hog the burgeoning tablet market any longer. The Samsung Galaxy Tab proved that an Android tablet can give Apple reason to worry, but the Verizon-bound Motorola XOOM is the first Android tablet to really be considered a proper iPad killer. The XOOM is similar in size and shape to the iPad, is made from similar high-quality materials, bears an Apple-esque minimal design aesthetic, and has enough power to put your laptop to shame. So, naturally, we just had to take the XOOM for a spin.

You might be asking yourself how a mobile operating system designed for smaller-screened smartphones could possibly be good enough to take on the venerable iPad. You might also be wondering if Motorola has what it takes to go toe-to-toe with the sleek lines and uncompromising craftsmanship that Apple bestows upon their designs. Well, those are all the right questions. The most important of which is – can the Motorola XOOM kill the iPad?

Read on to find out.

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Will Park

Will hails from The City of Angels - Los Angeles, California. He spends his time playing with his numerous gadgets and looking forward to seeing what future holds for mobile technology. An avid promoter of a fully "digital" life, he promotes the widespread adoption of truly mobile, paper-less living. He dreams of the day when he can go completely digital. No more snail mail, paper receipts, bound books, notepads/spiral notebooks, credit cards, hard currency. He's a digital warrior - fighting for the converged life. He is an idealist and a realist - he has a perfect view of what the world should be but knows that the world is not perfect. Can we ever hope to see Will's dream become reality? We'll see...