CES: Motorola “XOOM”s to the front of the pack!

It’s official, the Motorola XOOM tablet is here!  The much rumored, Android 3.0 Honeycomb powered tablet from device manufacturer Motorola was made official today in a press release at CES 2011.  Initially featured as a prototype device during a Google keynote with Android lead man Andy Rubin, the Motorola XOOM is slated to be the flagship Android 3.0 tablet, developed hand in hand with Google to highlight the new tablet centric additions to the operating system.  Hit the link for specifications directly from big “M”.

As most rumors have hinted, the Xoom sports a 10.1-inch 1280×800 screen capable of displaying 1080P video.  It comes bundled with Verizon 3G(which is said to be fully upgradeable to 4G LTE later in the year), a front-facing 5MP camera capable of capturing 720P video partnered with a rear-facing 2MP camera for videochatting, and an SD card slot for additional storage.

All of those specifications are made possible thanks to Nvidia’s Tegra 2 SoC, which delivers amazingly rich media content with a miser’s taste for battery life.  Coupling these specifications with the teaser video released by Google earlier today of Honeycomb in action, Mr. Jobs’ tablet dominance is bound to be feeling a little less…domineering. Stay tuned for more information!


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