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Motorola Xoom – "A Huge Disappointment"

Motorola has been working on its own slate tablet, with similar specs to the Apple iPad.

Alexander purchased one of the first ones available, and says it’s a huge disappointment:

I couldn’t resist the temptation to get my hands on the first Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) device and wanted to explore the tablet world outside of iOS a bit, so I bought a Motorola Xoom the day it came out. I’ve now spent a couple of days with the device, downloaded apps, explored all the features, and come to the conclusion that the Motorola Xoom and Android 3.0 are a huge disappointment.

He lists the reasons why – both on the Xoom hardware and the Android operating system, and concludes with:

I could go on for a long time. It is simply ridiculous how far from the truth the TV commercial for the Motorola Xoom is.

And, of course, now that the iPad 2 has been announced today, the Xoom looks even worse …

Apple’s written the rules, and others are struggling to play the game. Interesting times.

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