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Jim Louderback

Jim Louderback

Posted: January 6, 2011 04:05 PM

CES 2011: I'm the first to admit that I fall victim to shiny objects at trade shows, and I regularly call every new tablet an iPad Killer. But now, really, I've found it.

OK, it may sound like I'm the boy who cried wolf - but Motorola's new XOOM tablet is poised to become THE best non iPad tablet on the market when it ships later this year.

Why? Well first, it's the first tablet to run on the Honeycomb variant of Android, which offers a variety of cool new capabilities. But the Motorola software load is what makes the real difference. It intelligently anticipates its position, rearranges the interface, and has a quality of finish that you just don't see in most other Android tablets.

The hardware's pretty advanced as well. It'll start out as 3G, but will be software upgradable to 4G, which means you can add faster wireless for free. The 16x10 display shows movies off with ease, and the forward facing 5 megahertz camera means video conferencing will be easy and cool as well.

But don't take my word for it. Check out our video of the XOOM, and then decide for yourself!

BRWatch Video of the Hottest Tablet at CES

We'll have much more from CES as the show progresses. For all the updates, bookmark our CES 2011 special report!

 

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