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CES 2011: Motorola announces Xoom, the first Honeycomb tablet

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We’ve heard about it for quite a while, and Motorola has finally made it official. The first Android 3.0 tablet it here, the Motorola Xoom.

The Xoom has a 10.1-inch 16:9 screen, powered by a 1GHz dual-core processor. The front of the device has no button, not even touch sensitive ones. Everything is handled by the OS. As you’d expect by now, the Xoom has both a front and rear-facing camera for video chat, presumably with Skype or Qik.

Unfortunately the Xoom wasn’t ready for us to play with. The models they had were simply running videos of the experience, which is why many of the shots appear blurry. Given the specs, the Xoom looks to blow away the current iPad.

Motorola hopes to have the 3G version of the Xoom out in February. The 3G version will be upgradeable to 4G when that version launches in Q2.

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