MWC 2011: Motorola overview

GSMArena team, 14 February, 2011.
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Motorola XOOM

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.

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Live photos of the Motorola XOOM tablet

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.

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The Motorola XOOM from the side

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.

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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.

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