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Motorola XOOM in India

Motorola XOOM

The much-hyped Motorola XOOM is now headed towards India. Reports suggest that the Motorola XOOM will make its way towards the country by the end of this month. The Motorola XOOM tablet was originally launched this past February in the United States as the first ever Honeycomb device. Honeycomb is a version of the Android operating system by Google, specially optimized for tablets. While some may feel that the XOOM is a bit late to enter the Indian Honeycomb tablet scene, with tablets like the Acer Iconia Tab already available in the market, the XOOM will still have the privilege of being the first ever Honeycomb tablet.

The Motorola XOOM features a 10.1″ display with pixel dimensions of 800×1280 pixels, and it comes along with a 5 MP rear camera capable of recording 720p and a 2 MP front facing camera for video calling. It is powered by a 1GHz dual core NVIDIA Tegra 2 and there’s 1GB of RAM on board to complement it to aptly take care of the tablet’s performance aspect. There are quite a few connection options too with an HDMI port and a microSD card slot. The tablet will be available in 16 GB and 32 GB variants, though details about the prices are very scarce at the moment.

The Acer Iconia Tab A500 already available in the market offers similar functionality with very few differences, but it has been criticized for having a poor build quality. Still, there’s very little to differentiate between the Acer Iconia and the Motorola XOOM. Also, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 will soon be launched, making it even harder for you to choose. The Galaxy Tab 10.1 will come packed with Android 3.1, whereas XOOM comes with Android 3.0 though an update is promised by Motorola. The XOOM has a superior 5 MP camera, while the Galaxy Tab 10.1 has a 3.15 MP.

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