Motorola XOOM, Droid Bionic, CLIQ 2, Atrix 4G Official [VIDEOS]

Motorola’s CES 2011 Press Conference may have been the most exciting of all for Android Fans thus far. They announced 4 devices and all were Android-based:

The Motorola XOOM:

The Droid Bionic:

The CLIQ 2:

The Atrix 4G:

Who better to explain all the goods but Motorola themselves? They’ve issued press releases for each device which we’ll paste below. While you read them, we’ll be getting our lucky mittens on them and post hands on videos in due time. Stay tuned and enjoy!

We’ve already created forums for each so you can get talking about each now!

Quick links:

Motorola Xoom Press Release:

Verizon Wireless and Motorola Mobility Announce Motorola XOOM™ Tablet on Nation’s Largest and Most Reliable 3G Network

10.1-inch HD Tablet Offers Dual-Core Processing, Google’s Honeycomb Platform, and 1080p HD Video Content Support

Jan. 05, 2011

LAS VEGAS and BASKING RIDGE, N.J. – CES –Jan. 5, 2011 – Verizon Wireless and Motorola Mobility, Inc. (NYSE: MMI), today unveiled the innovative new tablet Motorola XOOM™ − the first device on Google’s new Android 3.0 Honeycomb operating system designed from the ground up for tablets. The Honeycomb user experience improves on Android favorites such as widgets, multi-tasking, browsing, notifications and customization and features the latest Google Mobile innovations. Boasting a dual core processor with each core running at 1 GHz, delivering up to two GHz of processing power, and 10.1-inch widescreen HD display, Motorola XOOM gives Verizon Wireless customers a new type of mobile computing experience on a stylishly thin device that is 4G LTE upgradeable.

Motorola XOOM redefines the tablet device category by providing more ways to have fun, connect with friends and stay productive on the go. It allows consumers to experience HD content right on the device, supports 1080p HD video and HDMI output to display content on larger HD screens, and plays video and other rich web content seamlessly with Adobe® Flash® Player. Motorola XOOM features a front-facing 2-megapixel camera for video chats over Wi-Fi or 3G/4G LTE, as well as a rear-facing 5-megapixel camera that captures video in 720p HD. It delivers console-like gaming performance on its 1280×800 display, and features a built-in gyroscope, barometer, e-compass, accelerometer and adaptive lighting for new types of applications. It also features Google Maps 5.0 with 3D interaction and delivers access to over 3 million Google eBooks and thousands of apps from Android Market™.

For working on the go, Motorola XOOM provides constant connectivity − including connecting to Gmail or Exchange email; opening and editing documents, spreadsheets and presentations; and viewing calendars and sending out appointments or meeting notices – with mobile broadband speeds. Its mobile hotspot capability provides an online connection for up to five other Wi-Fi-enabled devices.

“Motorola XOOM is a powerful addition to Verizon’s product lineup and builds on our combined leadership with Motorola to deliver innovative mobile devices and service on the Android platform,” said Marni Walden, vice president and chief marketing officer for Verizon Wireless. “Motorola XOOM gives consumers complete access and control of their favorite personal content and work files whether through our nationwide 3G network, or through our lightning-fast 4G LTE network as it rolls out around the country.”

“Light, powerful and fundamentally different than anything else on the market, Motorola XOOM leverages the very best technology available today to redefine what a tablet experience can be,” said Bill Ogle, chief marketing officer of Motorola Mobility. “The first device to feature software designed specifically for tablets, Motorola XOOM goes everywhere you do and delivers everything you need.”

The Motorola XOOM device will launch as a 3G/Wi-Fi-enabled device in Q1 2011 with an upgrade to 4G LTE in Q2. Starting in Q2 2011 the Motorola XOOM will be a 4G LTE/Wi-Fi- enabled device.

For more information about Verizon Wireless at CES please visit www.verizonwireless.com/ces or follow us on twitter at www.twitter.com/verizonwireless. For more information about the Motorola XOOM please visit www.verizonwireless.com/xoom.

Motorola DROID BIONIC Press Release:

Verizon Wireless and Motorola Mobility Announce DROID BIONIC on Nation’s Fastest, Most Advanced 4G Network

New Android Device Combines Dual-core Processor with Fastest 4G Network for Unrivaled Mobile Internet Experience

Jan. 05, 2011

LAS VEGAS and BASKING RIDGE, N.J. – Verizon Wireless and Motorola Mobility, Inc. (NYSE: MMI), today unveiled DROID™ BIONIC, a powerful new Android™ smartphone.

Packing a dual core processor with each core running at 1GHz, delivering up to two GHz of processing power, and 512 MB RAM, the sleekly designed DROID BIONIC smartphone with 4G LTE delivers a mobile Internet experience that’s up to 10 times faster than 3G. This means consumers can stream their favorite music and the latest TV shows with unparalleled quality experience. DROID BIONIC also races through loading of complex web pages and media that take advantage of Adobe® Flash® Player and HTML5, rendering graphics faster than previous generation single-core devices.

Motorola’s DROID BIONIC gives new meaning to the word “socialize” by delivering multiple ways for customers to stay connected. With the device’s front-facing VGA camera and See What I See video feature, consumers can share experiences – either via Wi-Fi or 4G – with family, friends and co-workers. A rear-facing 8-megapixel camera also allows consumers to capture their favorite pictures and videos.

DROID BIONIC’s multiplayer gaming capabilities allow consumers to challenge friends to live peer-to-peer gaming, viewed through the device’s 4.3-inch qHD quality screen that delivers console-quality graphics. DROID BIONIC’s HDMI connectivity also enables consumers to connect the device to their HD televisions to experience their favorite games, as well as purchased HD content, in full 1080p. And for multi-taskers, DROID 4G’s Mirror Mode function enables simultaneous streaming of video to the TV and on the device.

As a fully featured work device, DROID BIONIC comes equipped with corporate email, remote wipe and data security and encryption capabilities IT departments appreciate. DROID BIONIC also features productivity tools such as Quickoffice® for document review and editing, full calendar management, one-click access to conference calling, and a full suite of Google applications and services.

“DROID BIONIC brings to life the speed and power of Verizon’s 4G LTE network, giving consumers an unrivaled mobile experience,” said Marni Walden, vice president and chief marketing officer for Verizon Wireless. “Whether downloading movies in minutes, connecting with friends or co-workers through video conferencing, or blazing through the Internet, Motorola’s DROID BIONIC is what the 4G LTE experience is all about.”

“DROID BIONIC is the epitome of speed, providing consumers with instantaneous access to their personal and work content, anytime and anyplace,” said Alain Mutricy, senior vice president of portfolio and device product management, Motorola Mobility. “By combining such a powerful mobile device with the performance and capabilities of Verizon’s 4G LTE network, we’re empowering consumers to define how they want to live their mobile lifestyles.”

The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Mobile Broadband network, launched in December 2010, is the fastest, most advanced 4G network in the United States, providing speeds up to 10 times faster than Verizon Wireless’ 3G network. Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE Mobile Broadband network currently reaches one-third of all Americans, with plans to expand the network to the company’s entire 3G coverage area over the next three years.

Motorola CLIQ 2 Press Release:

Motorola Mobility and T-Mobile Announce Motorola CLIQ 2™

With advanced corporate features for work, and social and entertainment capabilities for play, CLIQ 2 is designed to help users never miss a moment

Jan. 05, 2011

LAS VEGAS – CES – Jan. 5, 2011 — Motorola Mobility, Inc., (NYSE: MMI), and T-Mobile USA today announced the upcoming availability of Motorola CLIQ 2™ with MOTOBLUR™, a 3.7-inch touch-screen smartphone with a slide-out keypad that allows users to play hard and work hard. CLIQ 2 is the latest example of the powerful devices you can expect from Motorola that combine Android™ software and MOTOBLUR social connectivity, with the addition of new business-ready functionality.

“Smartphone users are constantly looking for a device that suits all of their needs, whether they’re in the office or at home with their families. CLIQ 2 is what these consumers are looking for, delivering on what it means to truly stay connected on their terms,” said Alain Mutricy, senior vice president, portfolio and device product management, Motorola Mobility, Inc. “With business-ready features and robust entertainment options, CLIQ 2 users will be able to make the most of every moment.”

CLIQ 2 is a 3G smartphone that benefits from faster speeds at no additional cost on the T-Mobile 4G network.* Paired with an ultra-fast 1GHz processor, CLIQ 2 is designed to keep up with the busiest careers and social lives. An intelligently designed slide-out keypad shortens the distance between keys and increases key size for fast text entry. Wi-Fi calling capabilities enable users to make calls over work or home wireless networks. CLIQ 2 helps users stay connected to their home, work and weekend lives. In addition, it helps manage them with three sets of customizable home screens that provide access to the applications, shortcuts and widgets they want, when they need them.

“We are excited to build upon the success of the original CLIQ, bringing the powerful combination of Android and social connectivity to our customers,” said Paul Cole, vice president, product management, T-Mobile USA. “With the addition of new business-ready features, the Motorola CLIQ 2 offers peace of mind with the ability to balance home and work life.”

Powered by Android 2.2, users will experience rich web content with Adobe® Flash® Player. Combined with easy access to more than 100,000 applications and games from Android Market™, the latest movie hits from the pre-loaded BLOCKBUSTER® ONDEMAND application, and favorite reads via the pre-loaded Amazon Kindle application, users can turn CLIQ 2 into an entertainment hub. CLIQ 2’s high-resolution 3.7–inch touch-screen display stretches from edge-to-edge to maximize media playback and web browsing. Share media on an even larger screen, as CLIQ 2 is DLNA-enabled, allowing users to stream and share content on other DLNA-enabled devices. In addition, customers can easily frame the moments captured on CLIQ 2 with the Print to Retail feature, which allows copies to be made at a local photo retailer.

For busy professionals, CLIQ 2 offers serious business functionality. Stay on time with robust calendar capabilities, which include the ability to propose new meeting times, reply and reply-all to groups, forward meeting notices and even check meeting participant availability. Stay connected with co-workers through the corporate directory, or network after hours by importing LinkedIn connections into the contact list. Users can work remotely on CLIQ 2 using Quickoffice® to view and edit important documents right on their phones. Even connect a laptop or other device to the Internet using CLIQ 2 as a 3G mobile hotspot or through Wi-Fi Sharing. Plus, IT departments will rest easy with advanced security features like remote locate and SD card wipe. Additional security features such as device and SD card encryption are expected to be available in early 2011.

CLIQ 2 also provides a helping hand with communication overload. MOTOBLUR helps manage email and social networking services right from the home screen without separately accessing Facebook® and Twitter®, among others. And, time won’t be wasted because customizable filters allow consumers to control the types of messages and updates displayed in their home-screen widgets.

Availability

Offered in a titanium hue with a smoke gray finish, Motorola CLIQ 2 with MOTOBLUR will be available exclusively to T-Mobile USA customers on Jan. 19 at T-Mobile retail stores, select dealers and online at http://www.t-mobile.com/cliq2-android-phone. To view images, please visit here

Motorola Atrix 4G Press Release:

Motorola Mobility and AT&T Announce ATRIX™ 4G, the Future of Mobile Computing

The world’s most powerful smartphone packs the power and capabilities of a PC in your pocket through Motorola’s revolutionary webtop

Jan. 05, 2011

LAS VEGAS – CES – Jan. 5, 2011 — Motorola Mobility, Inc. (NYSE: MMI), and AT&T today unveiled Motorola ATRIX™ 4G, the only smartphone that allows you to carry the power of mobile computing inside your pocket. Motorola’s revolutionary webtop application changes mobile computing forever by unleashing the power of the smartphone like never before. Designed to bring unprecedented computing to your smartphone, Motorola’s webtop application runs a full Mozilla Firefox 3.6 browser and supports Adobe® Flash® Player to open up all the rich graphics, animations and video on the web. Motorola ATRIX 4G includes a dual core processor with each core running at 1 GHz, delivering up to two GHz of processing power. Put simply, Motorola ATRIX 4G is the world’s most powerful smartphone.

“Consumers are increasingly using smartphones as their primary digital screens,” said Bill Ogle, chief marketing officer, Motorola Mobility, Inc. “Motorola ATRIX 4G ushers in a new era of mobile computing. ATRIX comes loaded with the Motorola webtop application, and when used with one of our exclusive docks, enables consumers to extend the capabilities of their smartphones. Together, these provide a revolutionary interactive computing experience that empowers individuals in new ways for staying connected, informed and entertained at home, on the job and anywhere in between.”

“With ATRIX 4G, we are rethinking what a smartphone can be, and literally changing the game with a new device category that combines the power of a laptop with the latest smartphone features and 4G speeds,” said David Christopher, chief marketing officer, AT&T mobility and consumer markets. “With Motorola Mobility, we’re delivering on our commitment to provide customers with the best mobile broadband experience and best smartphones.”

Motorola ATRIX 4G is designed to essentially become a user’s primary digital hub to create, edit and interact with documents, media and content. This is facilitated by Motorola’s webtop application and incredible new accessory docks, such as the Laptop Dock, that provide users with a larger screen, keyboard and trackpad enabling them to have an enhanced and more interactive computer-like experience with their devices.

While in the webtop application users can run their Android applications in a window, browse their favorite websites with a full Firefox desktop browser, send instant messages and make phone calls, all at the same time. Calls continue uninterrupted if Motorola ATRIX 4G is removed from a dock. Users can take advantage of the ability to surf the web, view social networking, and use HTML5 web-based applications and supported cloud computing services. Plus, the new Entertainment Center feature lets you show all of the photos, music and videos you already enjoy on-the-go on a big screen in your living room. In the U.S., ATRIX 4G will feature the AT&T U-verse® Mobile application, which allows users to schedule recordings, and for qualifying TV customers, download and watch hit TV shows on their smartphones.

Motorola ATRIX 4G provides consumers with instantaneous access to all their emails, files and media. While using the webtop application, business users with an existing Citrix account will benefit from the integrated Citrix Receiver application that provides secure, high performance access to virtual desktops as well as Windows®, web and office applications hosted on Citrix XenDesktop. In addition to the full suite of office productivity applications and email applications, users can also access a great number of web applications such as Salesforce.com, Google Docs, and any HTML application or service from the full desktop browser.

Motorola ATRIX 4G runs Android™ 2.2 with access to more than 100,000 apps and games in the Android Market™.

Motorola is introducing two industry-leading companion docks for ATRIX 4G:

The Motorola HD Multimedia Dock has three USB ports and an HDMI port enabling connections to a keyboard, mouse, speakers and HDMI-compatible monitor for working at your desk/office, or connecting to an HDMI-compatible television and home theater audio system for interacting with content and enjoying video, music, games and more in your living room.
The Motorola Laptop Dock has an incredibly thin design with an 11.6-inch screen, full keyboard, stereo speakers, 36Wh three-cell battery that delivers up to eight hours of battery life and weighs just 2.4 pounds. Users simply dock their Motorola ATRIX 4G into the back of the Laptop Dock to turn it into an active, connected machine to experience true mobility at work, home and playing on-the-go in a form factor that’s lighter and smaller than most laptops on the market.
Key features and specifications:

A dual-core processor capable of opening web pages twice as fast as most other smartphones, rendering games faster and displaying HD video on big-screen TVs
A full 1 GB of RAM for twice the RAM of most smartphones to deliver effortless multi-tasking, such as watching a movie while receiving and responding to email
The world’s first qHD display for a smartphone, offering high resolution and 24-bit color, making it easier to read indoors and outdoors
Front- and rear-facing cameras and the ability to record in HD
Convenient biometric fingerprint reader for easily unlocking your phone while providing extra security
Up to 48GB of storage (16GB internal and optional 32GB MicroSD card) – enough to store thousands of songs, photos and movies
2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi 802.11n support, enabling as much as 50 percent faster download and upload speeds in WiFi mode compared to most other smartphones
Optional AT&T Mobile Hotspot service for connecting up to five additional Wi-Fi-enabled devices
Under 11 mm thin with an extra large 1930 mAh battery for extended standby and talk time
Two microphones for noise-reduction technology so your calls will be heard loud and clear in even the noisiest environments
Supports HD video capture and replay for most multimedia standards
Availability

Motorola ATRIX 4G will be available to AT&T customers in Q1 2011. For more ATRIX 4G information visit: www.motorola.com/atrix and www.att.com/ATRIX4G. Motorola ATRIX 4G will be available exclusively in the U.S. for AT&T customers.

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  • Anthony

    I want the Bionic…. but why Q2…. boo.

    Wonder what Samsung has for a Verizon offering.

    Thunderbolt looks like a huge dud.

  • big will

    what’s with motorola and sprint?

  • Mike

    I literally had to pick my jaw up off of the floor. The Bionic looks awesome!!!!

  • Kasey

    I was thinking about switching to verizon, but the Atrix might make me stay….

  • PeDe7

    if only the Bionic was stock android, i’d get it as soon as it’s available

  • Chris

    @anthony
    I agree why q2 lol

  • wycka

    So, no GPS for Xoom? That is disappointing… What is wrong with a tablet with GPS? Still haven’t seen one as I remember.

  • Minja

    Q2…Just in time for my upgrade. Fuck yea. I can’t wait for this.

  • mike

    YEa why is sprint left out. Answer that MOTO

  • phoenix

    i just imagine them using the song bionic by christina aguilera in commercials for the bionic

  • Nyreyn

    did I miss something on the Bionic? Where does it say it’s releasing q2? I don’t see a release time frame at all. The bionic looks promising but if the boot loader is locked then it look a lot less promising. Also, what kind of ui is it using? It doesn’t look like the X and D2 skin. I don’t even see a launcher button on the screen. Maybe the square with the circle is the launcher button?

  • Sulli

    That Xoom is hot especially tied in with Fios on demand. I have never been willing to pay the xtra to be a verizon customer, this may just push me to do it. It blows away the Galaxy Tab.

  • rontomatoes

    the Atrix and Bionic are pretty similar, almost the same actually. Only the Atrix is way sexier imo. No LTE on the Atrix though sucks :(

  • rontomatoes

    1 morrreee ting (jackie chan’s uncle’s voice)
    where is HTC! They better bring some goooood shat to the table for VZW tomorrow. Motorola is kicking major pizookie right now.

  • Anthony

    @11 in the live blogs all over the place they said Q2, its just not in the release.

    Looks like VZW is giving first 4g phone release to HTC with the dudbolt.

    I hope VZW at least announced one phone from each brand. We know which Moto and HTC will be coming to VZM but which LG and Samsung.

  • Nyreyn

    @Anthony: Thanks for the info. I just wish they’d say if they’re locking the bootloader (I’m sure they will based on past comments)or not. The X is nice but the locked bootloader kills it’s potential.

  • JAG

    Moto is really gettin in the fight!!

  • MikeB

    I think that LG Optimus black will be making its way to Verizon. The Droid Bionic looks like my front runner right now. Followed by the new LG optimus black if it comes to verizon. The Thunderbolt looks great too but it was my hope that it would be duel core as well. It really does seem like an Evo for Verizon. So much has been said already about Verizon and they are up tomorrow to tell us more. I can’t wait.

  • Lane

    Boo Verizon, Atrix has 1gb of Ram, Bionic is 512mb. Both should be the same. Sorry Verizon, AT&T keeps the upper hand phone wise. First the Iphone, Now the Atrix and your still in the back seat whether you get the Iphone or not. Now I hear you are changing your plans for the worse too regarding upgrades. Boo Verizon. I’m about done.

  • Kev

    The Bionic is 512mb ram compared to the Atrix’s 1g

  • http://necropolislabs.com Terrormaster

    Still waiting to see a price point but things don’t bode well since it’s looking like no wi-fi only version. As much as I love Honeycomb, carrier lock is a MAJOR deal breaker for me.

  • JR

    i like what what i seen by motorola im happy i want that tablet!!!

  • C

    Is it just me or is the idea of paying through the nose for a cellular enabled android tablet without voice support seem dumb?

    I like it when Android makes dumb things smarter such as phones, tv’s and refrigerators.

    I really don’t like it when it makes powerful computers less powerful. I’d rather just have a PC or a Mac to be honest.

  • InspectorGadget

    THIS IS THE BEST NEWS I’VE SEEN ALL YEAR LONG I’M SO HAPPY TO SEE AT&T HAVE SOMETHING GOOD FOR ONCE!

  • son

    Is sprint sleeping?

  • Lane

    Upon further research and reading the specs at motorola’s website. It looks like the Bionic is 1gb of Ram as well!

  • Edwinnn

    The bionic will pwn! can’t believe it only has 512mb of ram though :(
    I’m on T-mobile so i won’t be getting it, but it should have at least had the same amount of ram as the mytouch4g

  • Minja

    Will the Bionic, Atrix, and Xoom have MotoBlur or vanilla android?

  • BillF

    The Atrix has 1GB memory compared to 512MB for the Bionic. This plus the fabulous Multimedia dock and Laptop dock clearly make the Atrix the superior phone in my mind. I can’t believe that it’s going to ATT rather than Verizon. Let’s hope Verizon get a version of the Atrix sooner rather than later.

  • Lane

    conflicting reports on whether the Bionic is 512 MB or 1GB of Ram. Motorola’s website says 1GB but even motorola is confirming 512mb on twitter. Anyways, i don’t see why it wouldn’t be the same as atrix’s 1GB. Hey Motorola, don’t send Verizon the step child phone!

  • RAE

    I have no interest in a tablet that requires a 3G or 4G connection via a mobile carrier. I’ll be looking for a decent 10″ minimum size, wifi, to use in the home.

    If I want to use over 3/4G, I can always tether to my phone.

  • Colby

    Is it too much to ask for an Android 3.0 tablet with dual core processors that isn’t locked into a freaking carrier. Speaking of which, I have ZERO need for 3G or 4G service for that matter. Wifi is everywhere and here in Denver we don’t even have 4G offered with Verizon yet.

    I also like the idea of the BIONIC, efuse or not, but I don’t care for 4g. 3g is fast enough for when I am in between wifi areas. I wonder if I can buy it outright and not be forced to have a 4G plan. I would happily just use it on a 3G unlimited data plan that has worked great for my Droid X.

  • Dale

    Motorola official website says bionic has 1gb ram….. Check it out…which is it? 512 or 1geebee…

  • Dale
  • john the lesser

    wow, easily impressed much? once again we have a major manufacturer playing the honeycomb video and touting it as a demo of “their” tablet. the xoom promo was a bit too much flash, too little substance for me. phones pretty much the same. the only thing i see here that is inovative or unique is the dock. nothing else seemed like anything to write home about.

  • Thomas

    I bought the Droid X to early…grrr

  • marcus

    So … what day is Sprint having their press conference? I know the baby Evo and the official announcement of a win 7 phone isn’t all, right?

  • v8dreaming

    The Atrix looks really cool. Sucks it’s only running 2.2 though. Wonder how much at&t customers are going to like it w/o an unlimited data plan.
    Bionic looks awesome, I would consider getting it, but if the boot loader is locked down, no dice. Why only 512MB of ram though?

  • Joe

    But you wouldn’t have to be a Verizon customer to own the Xoom, I mean you could just buy it at full retail, though why Moto isn’t just selling the goddamn PRODUCT is beyond me. What’s next, Panasonic selling their next plasma TV with a required cable/dish contract? Or HP selling a laptop with a high speed internet provider package?? Because that’s pretty much where we’ve gone here. Ridiculous.

  • T-Mobile WTF!

    But they did include some good packages in the Cliq 2. But if your going to do a job, don’t stop at 75% MAX OUT AT A 100% but u no wat once T-Mobile falls out of the top 4 I’m switching. That’s it for me

  • Chris93036

    i was getting exciting cause i thought the Xoom was gonna be like the intro for it!! multi touch rotation to another setting or option would have been nice!! and im still leaning for the thunderbolt.. :) i dont want blurry moto.

  • Chris93036

    after reading the release of the Bionic.. idk now. lol 2ghz. whats qHD? and a 4.3″ screen? shnice!

  • dennis

    So.. M power.. is supposed to lead us to M Atrix ?.. Well it worked on me I suppose.. Like what they are doing.. every interested when full specs and pricing come out.. been loving T Mobile, but were not married or anything…

  • jroc

    qHD is almost the screen res of the iPhone 4. 960*540

  • Drew

    Maybe I’m wrong, but if you watch the video for the Bionic, it shows the video chat call which appears to look straight out of HTC Sense from the myTouch 4G.

  • Joker

    people are you that dumb all you do is sign up for a month then end it and now it becomes a wifi version of the tablet just like the galaxy tab. With how tablets and data works it goes by month to month plans so sign up for one month then the next opt out and there you go a wifi version only. I know it sucks cause a wifi version might be a little cheaper but its not like you cant get out of the contract becasue they are month to month

  • Frank 1976

    WOW imagine how amazing the new iPAD2 will be?! It will blow us away, give us iPad2 already!

  • Mason

    I really dislike how Motorola gives T-Mobile the shaft. AT&T gets a Dual core awesome phone. Verizon gets (yet another) Droid. Also dual core. And T-Mobile gets a sequel to one of the lousiest phone failures in existence. I know this, I had one. Got rid of it for a Vibrant. It’s just confusing as to why Moto does this to us T-Mobile customers. They give all the High Quality phones to Verizon and support them, and we get a Cliq 2 that probably will never get Gingerbread if Moto’s track record says anything. Anybody else notice this, or am I just crazy?

  • Ace Curry

    If Moto is giving any carrier the shaft, it is Sprint.

  • Franco

    @Joker – Wow, I didn’t realize it. The Galaxy Tab on the vz website is $100 more WITH a contract. ???

    I am still a little underwhelmed by the Motorola tablet considering the whole skip a generation bit, though I don’t like tablets to begin with.
    I want less devices, not more. That is why I bought a smartphone. I might go for a tablet dock for my phone, were there such a thing.

    Motorola Atrix rules the roost.

    I wonder if there will be any compatibility of accessories between Bionic and my DX, considering their similar form factor. If not, I’ll probably try to pawn my Bionic upgrade and hold onto my DX for another year till VZ has laptop docks.

  • Franco

    @Joker – Wow, I didn’t realize it. The Galaxy Tab on the vz website is $100 more WITH a contract. ???

    I am still a little underwhelmed by the Motorola tablet considering the whole skip a generation bit, though I don’t like tablets to begin with.
    I want less devices, not more. That is why I bought a smartphone. I might go for a tablet dock for my phone, were there such a thing.

    Motorola Atrix rules the roost.

    I wonder if there will be any compatibility of accessories between Bionic and my DX, considering their similar form factor. If not, I’ll probably try to pawn my Bionic upgrade and hold onto my DX for another year till VZ has laptop docks.

  • Jeff

    Frank, why in the hell are you even mentioning the iPad? How stupid.

  • Hira

    all of us are kind of wondering about the price structure of it – i mean will it really beat the iPad?

    Read our small review of it! http://www.carbonated.tv/biztech/motorola-xoom-android-tablet-may-be-first-ipad-killer

  • Matthew Lenz

    no wifi-only on xoom = failure. these devices maybe cost 15% more to make than a phone yet they think charging 2.5x as much with a stinking contract will go over.

    These companies don’t realize that the people who are going to buy these devices have not been drinking the Apple koolaid. They are not going to just blindly pay whatever Apple tells people to pay for a device or get locked into a contract just because Apple says it’s ok.

    Motorola. Wake up.

  • Tablet seeker

    Indeed, I’m too disappointed. Motorala added hardware I haven’t found elsewhere like 4G and 5Ghz wlan, but they forgot GPS.

  • Mehdi

    Damn it I jumped ship to early from AT&T to Verizon for Droid X now AT&T gets the better smartphone with the Atrix betting the Droid Bionic. Oh well now I have to wait for full specs of the HTC Thunderbolt to see which one is worth the buy for verizon.

  • Mehdi

    I’m assuming the only reason why Moto is giving AT&T over Verizon the better phone is that Verizon decided to sell iPhone which would cut into their sales with phones such as Droid X and the soon to be sold Droid Bionic.

  • Tablet seeker

    I can’t edit my message some posts above.

    I want to say that GPS is supported.
    Here it is mentioned “Simultaneous GPS”
    http://developer.motorola.com/products/xoom/

    Why didn’t they mention it in the press release ??

  • mofo

    will you shut the fuck up about verizon selling the iphone

    CONTRACT ENDS IN 2012 the fucking iphone will not come on v-day you vaginas

  • Paul T

    I’m with everyone else. I would never buy this product with 3G/4G service. I would GLADLY pay for a wifi-only version. And someone mentioned no GPS – where does it mention this? Or does its lack of mention equate with its nonexistence?

  • RAE

    @Joker—If you opt out of the contract, then you have penalties to pay.

    Purchasing outright would be the way to go. I may be wrong, but I’m thinking that will be a more expensive way to go than ultimately purchasing a tablet from a vendor that sells WiFi / NON-Carrier related tablets.

  • MindBlower

    Of course the AT&T one is better looking cause Verizon just HAS to plaster their ugly logo on the front of all their phones….soooooooo annoying!!!