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