The Motorola Atrix and Motorola XOOM were announced and displayed at CES last month, but I still took a few minutes to get full demos on each. Why? First of all, I played with the LG Optimus Pad and Galaxy Tab 10.1 and wanted a frame of reference for comparing the XOOM.
At CES the XOOM software wasn’t yet ready and I didn’t personally attend the Honeycomb event so this was my first full experience with the XOOM. The build quality of Motorola’s tablet definitely seems more sturdy and superior to the competitors although the software seemed a bit behind (all 3 run stock Honeycomb).
I also took some time with the Atrix and accessories: the product manager was on-site – who better to give a demonstration of the device and components?
Wonderful demo, great product concept, great execution, now we just need to do a little work on the price. No specific dates have been set for a US launch but we’re eager anticipating the debut. I’m curious to see how the various accessories perform – they are SO original that I think they may have a hard time breaking through, but I’d be willing to bet we’ll see a LOT more accessories like the laptop in the future. If you’ve already got a device with a CPU and internals to power a laptop, why pay for it again with a full laptop?
That’s Motorola at MWC… stay tuned for more coverage!