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This is an early review of a tablet PC. That's how i think of the Xoom.


Motorola Xoom
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http://dl.dropbox.com/u/6349036/IMG_4933.jpg

You'll notice all the finger prints because this is a 10" touchscreen tablet. So far i've managed to add another alarm (i've no idea what the first alarm is for) and link my facebook, twitter, and dropbox apps. The nice thing is reading PDF files (lol, sounds like Micheal Jackson) because embedded pictures in PDF's show up in a glorious 1280x800 resolution. Reading text is nice too, because with a flick of two fingers you can zoom in or zoom out.

http://youtu.be/AvRXg5LQh3Y

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/6349036/IMG_4927.jpg

The keyboard was, well, key for me. i'm giving up my mouse (it does have a USB port) but i'm not above spending $60 to make text entries to my favorite apps easier. The keyboard is Bluetooth┬ę enabled, and easy to pair with the tablet. Wifi is also easy, and my particular Xoom came with a data plan from Ve┬«izon, affording me 3Gs connectivity when i'm away from my access point ( upgradeable to 4Gs LTE when available).

  • Data plan from my current provider
  • 720p, Flash enabled video playback
  • Android Honeycomb OS (and, can be a mobile hotspot for my Android 2.2 phone)
  • Portable, expandable, workable information gathering/sharing device
  • 1 - Hated it
  • 2 - Didn't like it
  • 3 - Liked it
  • 4 - Really liked it
  • 5 - Loved it


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Now get rid of the twitter app and add HootSuite big_smile
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Kmar wrote:

Now get rid of the twitter app and add HootSuite big_smile
my wife wants me to get rid of the fingerprints, lol. still looking for a tether app, would be awesome if i could install light room directly XD - didn't think that one through . . .
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assuming it supports regular android apps as well. What tether app did you use on your phone?
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burnzz wrote:

Kmar wrote:

Now get rid of the twitter app and add HootSuite big_smile
my wife wants me to get rid of the fingerprints, lol. still looking for a tether app, would be awesome if i could install light room directly XD - didn't think that one through . . .
Turn the flash off.. no fingerprints ..lol.
Internet tether? If so pdanet should work.
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jsnipy wrote:

assuming it supports regular android apps as well. What tether app did you use on your phone?
the app i was thinking of was for Apple - it would tether a camera and control all the aspects of shooting a picture. even though i bought the Xoom without knowing the specific app was available, the android development community has been remarkably quick with making anything that would run on an ipad available for android.

the market place is huge for the phones, but honeycomb specific apps are a bit thin right now. i've seen a few dozen were added in the last 24 hours . . .
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