Motorola Mobility has announced the availability of the award-winning Motorola XOOM tablet in South Africa. The first device to run on Android 3.0, Honeycomb, Motorola XOOM features a dual-core processor and 1GB of RAM, front-facing and rear-facing cameras, true multi-tasking functionality and the latest Google Mobile Services on a 10.1-inch widescreen HD display.
“Motorola XOOM redefines the tablet device category. We want to enhance people’s abilities to have fun and connect with family and friends while staying productive on the go,” says Megan Nicholas, mobile devices lead for Motorola Mobility South Africa.
“Motorola is a forward-thinking organisation with a heritage of innovation. Motorola XOOM is another device designed specifically for individuals that demand excellence when it comes to creating or consuming content. The Honeycomb user experience improves on Android favourites such as widgets, multi-tasking, browsing, notifications and customisation.”
Motorola XOOM delivers exceptionally fast performance with its 1GHz dual-core processor and 1GB of RAM. The tablet showcases the innovations of the Honeycomb user experience – including an interactive, customisable home screen with moveable widgets, notifications and tabbed browsing – on a 10.1-inch 1280×800 widescreen HD display, enabling video content that’s richer and clearer than ever before.
Support for HDMI enables viewing of videos and movies on larger screens, such as HD televisions. A 5-megapixel rear-facing camera captures HD video, and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera enables clear video chats using Google Talk.
The latest Google Mobile Services include Google Maps 5.0 with 3D interaction and access to over 200 000 apps from Android Market. Motorola XOOM also supports a beta of Adobe Flash Player 10.2, downloadable from Android Market, enabling the delivery of rich Flash-based Web content including videos, casual games and rich Internet applications.
Motorola XOOM also features a built-in gyroscope, barometer, e-compass, accelerometer and adaptive lighting. The tablet supports up to 10 hours of video playback and charges in half the time of some competitive tablets on the market.
To enhance user experience, Motorola also offers the following accessories for Motorola XOOM:
* 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 via HDMI, 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.
Motorola XOOM will be available with Cell C, Vodacom, MTN and 8ta in August 2011. The recommended retail price for the Motorola XOOM is R6599.00, although it will also be available on contract.