At the Consumer Electronics Show today, Motorola officially launched the XOOM tablet to be available for purchase this quarter with 3G and next quarter in 4G. No pricing has been announced yet, but the device is already on the Motorola website. This iPad challenger is the first table to run Google Android 3.0 Honeycomb (also officially announced today at CES).
The Xoom was demoed last month by Google VP Andy Rubin (a 2010 Genius 30 Award winner) and Motorola began tease marketing the Xoom, mocking the iPad for being “like a giant iPhone.” The carrier for the Xoom will be Verizon which I’m not personally very pleased about, but it’s worth considering.
The specs on the XOOM are nothing short of impressive… not only does it run on the Android OS (which we are extremely enthusiastic about), Motorola claims that with one charge, the Xoom will get up to 10 hours of video playback, has a front and rear facing camera, a 10.1″ display with 1280×800 resolution, adaptive lighting, accelerometer and more:
What do you think, is it an iPad killer with all of these features? Was this Motorola announcement worth the long wait? Would you consider buying the Xoom when released to market?