US Announcement?


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Jan 14, 2010
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I love how Moto and Verizon have been quiet. There has been no announcement yet about the US version but yet it just got officially announced in Europe and there will be a Wifi version for sure in Europe. With pre-sale supposedly starting this Thursday I am wondering when this thing will get announced. Are they going to announce it Wednesday and then hope they get tons of pre-orders on Thursday? They need to get this thing announced.

Motorola Mobility to Bring Motorola XOOM? to Europe

BARCELONA - Mobile World Congress 2011 ? Feb. 14, 2011 - Motorola Mobility Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: MMI) today announced Motorola XOOM? 3G/WiFi?-enabled version as well as a WiFi-only version will be available in Europe beginning in Q2 2011. Motorola XOOM runs on Google's Android? 3.0 Honeycomb ? the only Android operating system designed specifically for tablets ? and was named "Best of Show" by CNET at this year's International Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The tablet will be demonstrated at Mobile World Congress this week at the Motorola booth in Hall 8, Booth No. 8A51.

"Motorola XOOM re-defines what the tablet experience should be. Designed from the ground up with the consumer in mind, it provides more ways to have fun, connect with friends and stay productive while on the go," said Alain Mutricy, senior vice president of Portfolio and Device Product Management, Motorola Mobility. "Whether surfing the Web, watching the latest hit movie, or video-chatting with friends, Motorola XOOM will delight consumers with its ease of use, speed and vivid graphics, as well as its Motorola Smart Accessories."

In today's fast-paced mobile device market, Motorola XOOM isn't the next generation tablet; it's the one after that. Thanks to its dual cameras, true multi-tasking functionality, latest Google Mobile innovations, 1GHz dual-core processor and 10.1-inch (25.65 cm) widescreen HD display, the Motorola XOOM provides users with diverse content-consumption capabilities.

Motorola XOOM Features

Motorola XOOM delivers a new type of mobile computing experience, including: a widescreen HD display with 1280x800 resolution to support HD video and with HDMI out; a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera for 720p video capture and 2-megapixel front-facing camera for video chats; and a built-in gyroscope, barometer, e-compass, accelerometer and adaptive lighting.

A dual-core processor with each core running at 1GHz offers an optimal experience for Android 3.0 Honeycomb. The Honeycomb user experience improves on Android favorites such as widgets, multi-tasking, browsing, notifications and customization, and also features the latest Google Mobile innovations such as Google Maps 5.0 with 3D interaction. Video and other rich web content plays seamlessly with Adobe? Flash? Player.

Motorola XOOM supports up to 10 hours of video playback, and charges in half the time of competitive tablets on the market.

Motorola Smart Accessories

A Standard Dock for watching video content or listening to music through external speakers as the device charges
A Speaker HD Dock for sending HD content directly to a TV or clearly listening to music through two built-in speakers ? eliminating the need to attach external speakers
A custom keyboard with Bluetooth? wireless technology and special Android shortcut keys
Please visit the Motorola MWC 2011 press kit for additional information

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Jan 26, 2011
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Honestly, that's no more of an announcement than this was:

As for an availability/pricing announcement, I actually expect it to happen this Wednesday or Thursday. I always figured it would happen during Mobile World Congress. If it would have happened before, then the recent announcements of products (Galaxy Tab 10.1, G-Slate, etc) would have overshadowed the Xoom announcement.

Chris Kerrigan

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I think part of the problem for those of us here in the U.S. is that for now, the Xoom is totally Verizon exclusive. Which means, yes, technically it's Motorola's device, but Verizon has the final say on release and such. The fact that Motorola hasn't come out with some specific date is more on the shoulders of Verizon, IMO.

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