Motorola CEO: Xoom sales off to a good start

Motorola Xoom

Motorola Xoom

Speaking to a group of financial analysts at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference, Motorola CEO Sanjay Jha stated that Motorola Xoom sales are “off to a good start.” The Motorola chief would not divulge exact sales numbers, but seemed pleased with the tablet’s performance thus far. The 10.1-inch tablet recently debuted on Verizon Wireless with a price tag of $800 without a contract and $600 with a two-year customer agreement. The Xoom is the first mainstream tablet to launch with Android 3.0 Honeycomb, a tablet-optimized version of the mobile OS.

The Xoom is packed with features including a 1GHz dual-core Tegra 2 processor, 10.1-inch display with 1280×800 resolution, dual cameras, WiFi and 3G connectivity. The Honeycomb tablet is upgradeable to Verizon’s 4G LTE, a procedure that may require you to send in your mobile device for a week. Motorola confirmed in its support forums that this upgrade is only available for non-rooted devices. A device that has been rooted or otherwise modified is not eligible for the 4G upgrade.

Performance of Motorola’s tablet has been strong with most reviews painting a rosy picture of the tablet device. For those that want the most out of their device and then some, xda-developers has a set of instructions on how to overclock the Xoom to 1.5Ghz. When running at this faster speed, the Xoom scores a chart-topping 3105 QUadrant benchmark which is significantly higher than the 2226 of the stock Xoom clocked at 1GHz.

[Via Yahoo! News]

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