MWC 2011: Motorola overview
Motorola’s first tablet runs the tablet-optimized version of Android 3.0 Honeycomb and under the hood it’s got a 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor with 1GB of RAM and 32GB built-in memory, expandable by 32GB more via a microSD card.
The XOOM measures 249.1mm x 167.8mm x 12.9mm, which is decent for a tablet that sports a 10.1-inch capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 1280x800 pixels. As a result of all this power and screen estate however, the tablet weighs 730grams – right on par with the Apple iPad.
At the back, the XOOM features a 5MP snapper with dual LED flash, capable of capturing 720p HD video, and at the front there’s a front-facing 2MP camera for video calling.
Connectivity is broadly covered with support of Wireless N with Personal Hotspot, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, A-GPS, 3G. A LTE 4G variant will be coming out by the end of Q2 2011 too. As far as ports go, there’s an HDMI out, microUSB and a 3.5mm audio port.
The Motorola XOOM is expected to cost around $800 (~590 euro) for a 3G and Wi-Fi version and $600 (~444 euro) for a Wi-Fi version only. The XOOM is going to be available in Europe in 3G and Wi-Fi versions as well.