Anuradha ShettyJun 17, 2011 17:19:06 IST
Motorola's much anticipated Honeycomb infused tablet the XOOM has finally been officially announced for the Indian sector. We've been waiting for this device for quite sometime now and while the hype around it has been loud, we're anxious to see if it manages to live up to expectations. The XOOM may have been the world’s first Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) tablet, but it's certainly not India's first as the Acer ICONIA Tab A500 has usurped that title. The tablet was expected to make an entry about a month ago, but Motorola was mum on the topic. That's all changed now as an official mailer was sent out announcing the device fro India.
On its way...
The XOOM sports a 10.1-inch touchscreen offering a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. It's touted as one of the fastest tablets around because it is powered by a 1GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 dual-core processor (same as the A500). The tablet also features a 2 megapixel front-facing camera, and 5 megapixel rear-facing camera with 720p video recording capabilities. The XOOM also supports 1080p FullHD video playback and an HDMI port, too. Additionally, the XOOM will also be available in 16GB and 32GB capacities upgradeable via the micro SD cards. What's interesting is that the specs are almost identical to the ICONIA Tab A500 with very minor differences in dimensions (the XOOM is a tad slimmer), so we can expect the compettion to get really fierce.
Details like pricing and the exact date of availability haven’t been disclosed yet, so stay tuned. We're placing in the Rs. 28,000 (16GB Wi-Fi Only) to Rs. 36,000 (32GB) range. What do you think? It's highly possible that Motorola would launch the 3G edition just to get an upper hand on the competition.