Enterprise Mobility: Motorola Xoom Tablet, Pro Smartphone Debut at MWC

By Nathan Eddy  |  Posted 2011-02-15 Print this article Print
Motorola Xoom Tablet, Pro Smartphone Debut at MWC

Motorola Xoom Tablet, Pro Smartphone Debut at MWC

by Nathan Eddy
Barcelona—Motorola jumped into the tablet fray at the opening of Mobile World Congress here, announcing that the Xoom 3G/WiFi-enabled tablet, as well as a WiFi-only version, will be available in Europe beginning in the second quarter of 2011. The Xoom runs on Google's Android 3.0, code-named Honeycomb, designed specifically for use on tablet computers. The Motorola tablet boasts a 1GHz dual-core processor and 10.1-inch widescreen high-definition display with 1,280 by 800 resolution to support HD video. It also boasts HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) out; a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera for 720p video capture and 2-megapixel front-facing camera for video chats; and a built-in gyroscope, barometer, e-compass, accelerometer and adaptive lighting. Motorola also showed off its Pro smartphone, which is powered by Android 2.2. It features a 1GHz processor with 2GB internal memory and expandable external memory with SD card up to another 32GB, as well as 3G mobile hotspot support for up to five other WiFi-enabled devices/laptops and a QWERTY keyboard. Also featured at the conference was the Defy smartphone, engineered with a water-resistant and dustproof casing and featuring the company's MotoBlur technology, as well as the Atrix, the Consumer Electronics Show smartphone of the year.
Nathan Eddy is Associate Editor, Midmarket, at eWEEK.com. Before joining eWEEK.com, Nate was a writer with ChannelWeb and he served as an editor at FierceMarkets. He is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

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