Motorola XOOM WiFi Tablet Now $499

Posted in Motorola by Conner Flynn on July 7th, 2011

Looks like Motorola has dropped the price of the WiFi-only XOOM tablet. The Android tablet is now available for just $499 if you still don’t have one.

The Motorola XOOM WiFi sports a 10.1-inch (1280 x 800) display, a 1GHz nVidia Tegra 2 dual core processor, Google Android 3.1, a 24Whr battery, 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1, a 2MP front-facing camera, and a 5MP rear camera with auto-focus and a LED flash. Are you getting one now?

Motorola XOOM gets Android 3.1 update in Europe

Posted in Motorola by Conner Flynn on June 22nd, 2011

If you own a Motorola Xoom and live in Europe, you can now download the Android 3.1 Honeycomb update.Looks like the SD memory card slot on the XOOM is finally sorted out as well. According to Motorola, the update will be coming over the next several weeks and that the functionality will vary by region.

So if you are in Europe and have a Xoom, you must be pretty excited right about now. Motorola really didn’t say much else about the update, so other improvements may be less useful than the Sd card slot.

Verbatim Easy Riser Wireless Bluetooth Mouse Compatible With Motorola Xoom

Posted in Mouse by Conner Flynn on June 1st, 2011

Verbatim has announced the compatibility of its ultra-compact Easy Riser Wireless Bluetooth Mouse with the new Motorola XOOM. Motorola and Google have released a new software update for the XOOM tablet, which allows users to add and use a Bluetooth mouse.

The 2.4 GHz wireless technology and advanced laser sensor technology gives you great performance, superior cursor precision and of course full control. The Verbatim Easy Riser comes with two AAA batteries and will cost you $29.99 MSRP at Amazon.

Motorola Xoom Gets Overclocked To 1.6GHz

Posted in Motorola by Conner Flynn on May 18th, 2011

Overclocking is the computer geek equivalent to souping up a Hot-Rod. Both go fast, but in different ways. A few months back we heard that the new Motorola Xoom Android Honeycomb tablet had been overclocked to 1.5GHz, and now someone has broke that threshold, with a speed of 1.6GHz.

The guys over at the XDA are the ones who did it. They have managed to get the Xoom’s processor up to 1.6GHz and guess what. That extra clock speed helped the Xoom score over 4000 in the Quadrant benchmark app, compared to around 1500 in the Xoom with its standard clock speed. Yeah. Not a bad boost at all.

Sprint To Launch WiFi-Only Motorola Xoom On May 8th

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on May 1st, 2011

Sprint has announced that they will be launching the WiFi-only version of the Motorola Xoom on their network on May 8th, so now it is official. The device will cost $599.99. The Android Honeycomb tablet features a 10.1-inch 1280 x 800 touchscreen display, a 1GHz dual-core Tegra 2 processor, a 2.0-megapixel front-facing camera, and a 5.0-megapixel rear-facing camera with dual LED flash.

Other features of this tablet include 1GB DDR2 RAM, 32GB of storage space, 3G (optional), WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, 720p HD video recording, 1080p Full HD video playback and Android 3.0 Honeycomb.

Verizon preparing a 16GB Motorola XOOM with 4G LTE?

Posted in Motorola by Conner Flynn on April 10th, 2011

It was less than a month ago that Motorola announced the XOOM Wi-Fi for $599. Now there’s word that a 16GB model could be in the works. And just like the 32GB Motorola XOOM that you can get right now, it will be upgradeable to 4G LTE in the near future if the screenshot is accurate.

We don’t have any word on what pricing, but it’s safe to assume that it will be in the $400-$450 range. That would sure make me think twice about an iPad 2.

Motorola Xoom officially arriving in the UK next week

Posted in Motorola by Conner Flynn on March 29th, 2011

We have word directly from Motorola that the Xoom tablet will be arriving in the UK next week. We don’t have an exact date, but you will be able to find it at all the major electronics retailers like Dixons and Carphone Warehouse.

Pricing should be about £500 for the WiFi-only version and £600 for the 3G-equipped version. We don’t know which will be coming next week. Maybe both. It won’t be long now until the first Honeycomb tablet will be on sale.

Motorola Xoom to ship without Flash support on February 24th

Posted in Motorola by Conner Flynn on February 21st, 2011

Verizon’s Xoom webpage is live and someone has already spotted some not so good news in the small print: “Adobe Flash expected Spring 2011.” That means that the Xoom tablet won’t have Flash at launch. Very disappointing.

It’s likely waiting for 10.2 for mobile devices, which is scheduled to arrive in the next few weeks. Hey, at least you won’t have to worry about flash ads when you get it. You won’t have to worry about flash at all.

Motorola Xoom up for in-store pre-order at Best Buy

Posted in Motorola by Conner Flynn on February 20th, 2011

It is getting closer. Soon it will be in your hot little hands. Can you feel it? It looks like this is finally Best Buy’s fully official listing for the Motorola Xoom. You can get first dibs on Motorola’s Xoom tablet by heading out and pre-ordering one in store today, Full availability is expected to come on Thursday, February 24th.

The $800 3G-equipped model is on Best Buy’s site, along with a $40 portfolio case, a $50 charging dock, a $130 stereo speaker dock, and a $70 Bluetooth keyboard. However, there’s no sign of the cheaper WiFi-only Xoom we had previously heard about.

Motorola Xoom gets official price: $799 unsubsidized on Verizon, $600 for WiFi-only

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on February 16th, 2011

We now have official word on the Xoom’s pricing thanks to Motorola CEO Sanjay Jha. Reuters is reporting a price of $799 for the 32GB Honeycomb tablet when bought with 3G (which will be upgraded to 4G) from Verizon without subsidies, while a WiFi-only version will cost only $600.

That price is in line with the 32GB iPad, but the 3G Xoom is $70 more expensive than the Apple alternative. We don’t know when those models will be available, but rumor is that pre-orders or reservations could begin as early as tomorrow, with the tablet launching in full next Thursday.