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  • Motorola Xoom WiFi Hitting Seven Retailers March 27th For $599

    Motorola Xoom WiFi Hitting Seven Retailers March 27th For $599

    The wait is nearly over, Android fans. The WiFi-only flavor of the Xoom is set to hit a bunch of retailers in just over two weeks on March 27th. Amazon, Best Buy, Costco, RadioShack, Staples, Walmart, and select Sam’s Club locations should all offer the tablet both in stores and through their respective online services. The WiFi-only flavor packs everything found in the 3G counterpart… Read More

  • Vidyo's HD Video Conferencing Platform Now Supports iPad 2, XOOM And Atrix

    Vidyo's HD Video Conferencing Platform Now Supports iPad 2, XOOM And Atrix

    Video conferencing technology company Vidyo is enhancing its platform with support for Apple’s just released iPad 2, Motorola’s XOOM tablet and Atrix smartphone. The platform utilizes the company's VidyoTechnology SDK, which is available to third parties, and enables 720p HD multipoint video conferencing that works on a range of mobile devices. With Vidyo’s platform, customers can join… Read More

  • Tablet Camera Throwdown: iPad 2 Vs Motorola Xoom

    Tablet Camera Throwdown: iPad 2 Vs Motorola Xoom

    We have to level with you. The iPad 2 has some flaws. One would only expect that the iPad 2, a device many many months ahead of the iPhone 4, would have an equal or better quality camera. Sadly, it doesn't. So to see just where the iPad 2 camera ranks with the rest of the meaningful tablets, Macworld thoroughly tests them. Read More

  • Testing Backs Up iPad 2's Purported Graphical Prowess

    Testing Backs Up iPad 2's Purported Graphical Prowess

    Anandtech has run a few synthetic benchmarks on the iPad 2, comparing it with the original iPad and the Motorola Xoom. I’m actually pretty shocked by how far ahead it is. I considered Apple’s “9x faster” boasts to be more or less exaggerations of still-significant gains, but this thing is taking the Tegra 2 to school. Remember, though: the Tegra 2 is pushing ~25% more… Read More

  • Xooms Not Selling So Well

    Xooms Not Selling So Well

    Remember the Xoom? We really liked it. Anyway, Jefferies analyst Peter Misek says that the Xoom is going to be knee-capped by the iPad 2 this week and probably for the rest of its natural life, a situation that does not bode well for the Honeycomb tablet. Read More

  • Xoom Update Coming Today, Adobe Flash 10.2 On March 18th

    Xoom Update Coming Today, Adobe Flash 10.2 On March 18th

    Xoom owners? Verizon is pushing a update to your darling tablet sometime today, which will then allow you to download Flash 10.2 next week. 10.2 brings a host of new features: hardware accelerated H.264 playback, faster webpage rendering, and a new ActionScript API for better soft keyboard support. All this fun comes next week on the 18th. [Verizon & Abobe] Read More

  • Analyst: Non-iPad Tablets Will Be Collecting Dust On Store Shelves

    Analyst: Non-iPad Tablets Will Be Collecting Dust On Store Shelves

    The immense popularity of the iPad, and now the iPad 2, has Apple's competitors, in the words of Steve Jobs, flummoxed. What to do? According to a J.P. Morgan Research analyst, it may well be that all of these competitor tablets will be sitting on the store shelves as folks decide en masse that the iPad is the way to go. In other words, competitors try to convince people that their tablet is… Read More

  • TechCrunch Review — The iPad 2: Yeah, You're Gonna Want One.

    TechCrunch Review — The iPad 2: Yeah, You're Gonna Want One.

    In January 2010, shortly after its unveiling, I first got my hands on an iPad. My initial reaction? "The iPad is like holding the future." And that's funny because here we are, just a little over a year into that future, and something new has come along that makes holding the iPad 1 feel like holding the past: the iPad 2. A week ago, after its unveiling, I got some hands on time with the new… Read More

  • Staples To Sell Motorola Xoom And BlackBerry PlayBook This April

    Staples To Sell Motorola Xoom And BlackBerry PlayBook This April

    The tablet wars are coming to Staples in April. According to a leaked internal memo, employees will be trained on the Xoom and PlayBook at the end of this month with both tablets then launching the following month. That timetable is inline with the PlayBook's rumored launch, but RIM has not officially announced its launch details including release date or price. This move does somewhat hint about… Read More

  • The iPad2, Motorola Xoom, and Group Texting

    OMG/JK: A Kiss For iPad 2, A Slap For Xoom

    It's war! This week, I went to the unveiling of the iPad 2 and got some hands-on time with the device afterwards. Meanwhile, Jason bought a Xoom and has been extensively testing it out. The consensus? iPad 2: Good. Xoom: Bad. At least for now. I haven't extensively played with iPad 2 yet, and Google is undoubtedly going to patch the Xoom. But still, first impressions are key. Jason and I discuss… Read More