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    Default [ALERT] Got Xoom from 3rd party VZW - Xoom Vids & PICs

    Just a friendly heads up if you can't wait another 11 or so hours, if you have a 3rd party Verizon sales business in your area you may be able to walk in and walk out with a Xoom.

    1 month at min data, off contract, came to $965 w/NY state sales tax, though with a $100 rebate. The only caveat is don't attempt to activate it until 10:30AM ET time. My g/f just picked it up for me, pics to come around 9/9:30PM ET when I get home from work!!!!!

    This is how I'll sum up the Xoom: (this will be on going...)

    This thing is amazing. It's super fast. The screen is great but the backside of it and screen itself are a magnet for fingerprints and there's a good amount of glare/reflection on the display.

    A lot of the apps now won't get off the ground, this is a little disappointing but I kind of figured.

    It feels great in the hand, I have big hands and one handed use is do-able but two handed use is sweet. I actually don't mind it long ways - like a peace of paper it just seems easier to type like that for some reason and makes me feel like I'm in ST:TNG.

    It boots up very fast, faster than aosp gingerbread.

    The orientation switching is OK and some apps (the market) are native to just being horizontal. The browser seemed like it was ready to switch back and forth at ease which was nice.

    I think they should of included more wallpapers, especially brighter ones, the Xoom looks kind of depressed by default.

    Update: It appears you can access the internal memory space via external USB and honeycomb at the same time! Sweet. (as in it doesn't need to mount to USB then back to the Xoom).

    Video: (I apologize for the blurryness here, using the Evo to record)
    Pics: Index of /ac-images/xoom
    Last edited by thefredelement; 02-24-2011 at 12:05 AM.
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    Sweet! I bet only some are doing this, though. Either way, I;m going the Costco route

    Buy any accessories?
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    show pics please.
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    Oh, and what was the rebate for?
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    Nice. An objective review would be great. I'm afraid tomorrow the majority of the reviews will be "I just got a Xoom, its frikin ' awesome! "

    Still on the fence a little.

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    Great info. Can't wait to see pics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stang68 View Post
    Oh, and what was the rebate for?
    I'm assuming to get back something from such a high purchase.
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    Congrats!!! I know you wanted this badly. Enjoy and don't forget the pix.
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    Pics incoming I'm getting the 3.0 sdk to get the tools for a system dump, hope to get the nand unlock and root going.

    the rebate was $100, i paid $899 off contract -- i've seen this before at re-seller stores so didn't think about it, can't activate until tomorrow. just got home!!
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    You can totally switch accounts on the market.
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    965! Ouchie. If I didnt live in Oregon I probably would be waiting for a price drop. One of the FEW things I like about this state is no tax.
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    Oh and HOLY LARGE PHOTOS BATMAN! I'm jealous!
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    Sorry, I've got no time to edit these things lol!
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    Picked up my Xoom today from a 3rd party Verizon dealer as well. They couldn't activate my plan today though -- said they had to wait until tomorrow AM.
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    Fastboot is just volume down and power until it says "Starting Fastboot protocol support"
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    vol up + power will get you out of fastboot mode (no interactive menu on screen).
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    I called a couple of authorized resellers and they 2 of them had no idea what the Xoom was and the 3rd said they wouldnt sell it to me until tomorrow.
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    Updated OP w/ vids & pics links.

    other thoughts: the power button seems a little weak, you really have to press it sometimes to unlock it.

    There seriously aren't enough tablet apps out there yet, not even close. I think 75% of my paid apps just FC.

    It's fast, it feels a lot faster than my Evo.
    Last edited by thefredelement; 02-23-2011 at 10:24 PM. Reason: spelling
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    Its like Christmas eve!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stang68 View Post
    Sweet! I bet only some are doing this, though. Either way, I;m going the Costco route

    Buy any accessories?
    Actually what was so funny was the accessories don't come in until tomorrow.
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    Dungeon Defenders only has to downloaded a million MBs before it starts.. cute. The Cordy game is kind of cute.

    Battery seems like it's made out of gold, not very phone like, since around 8:45/9pm I've had the screen mostly on and it went from 72% to 56%.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thefredelement View Post
    Actually what was so funny was the accessories don't come in until tomorrow.
    Haha yeah... my dealer said he'd hold a bunch of accessories for me when they come in tomorrow and I can pick and choose.

    Gotta love NYC dealers... money always talks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Live2ride883 View Post
    I wanna see Fruit Ninja, and Angry Birds
    I had fruit ninja running, it was actually a game that ran and it ran good but looked kind of bad. It needs to be updated for the higher resolution.

    I haven't installed angry birds yet.
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