A good read while we wait!
A good read while we wait!
Thanks for that really good article.
I did not at all understand the xoom-hype, too. Some videos, Android 3.0 and that's it? Wow... hey, that's a BIG innovation... ... not. When xoom launches (~ April is estimated) chances are good that there are already some 3.0's going around. What's left then? Ah, yes the specs. Those are really outstanding. As is the price: You'll get two adams for the price of one xoom (pre-order price is around 700 GBP = 800 Euros = 1000 USD). Value for money?
And still: It's Moto. For US citizens that's kinda perfect (really). But outside US Moto acts a little bit... awkward to say the least.
I mean, it is certainly a nice tablet. But imho not the best of the best of the best out there (!the same accounts to adam!).
I agree 100% the Xoom looks good on paper. Now show me a working model then we can talk. Even Notion Ink had a working prototype at 2010's CES. I was totally disapointed in CNET.They took a few steps down the ladder with me.
Payce & SwoOop...I echo your comments as well. The pricing is gonna be the real drawback for Verizon & Moto. I guarantee unlocked at VRZ it will be $800-$1000 USD. And Cnet should be shot for that, its a shame what our tech websites have become, honestly and originality is a dying breed!
CNET and Gizmodo are both showing that they have been bought off by the big companies. It may not be direct payments, but it surely is free product, parties and advantages and access to insider info. The longer this has gone on the worse it has gotten. User reviews are about the only thing you can trust these days. Go on CNET and see the difference between the ratings of the editors and users. Very telling!
That blog lost all credibility when they said the Xoom was not functional. This has been posted over and over, but here it is again http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqn9ikoQf_U
10 minute demo of honeycomb running on Xoom. The Xoom is real, get over it.
The Xoom is functional, but it wasn't for CES. There are videos of Andy Rubin using the device released prior to CES, enough people in the thread have said this already, so I don't need to go more into it.
HOWEVER, that article does bring up a good point. Why Moto decided to not fully load up the Xoom is beyond me, and also:
Gotta admit, this is true. So it kinda goes both ways, Moto is a huge company with a big reputation behind them, so it's easy to trust them, Notion Ink had a spectacular showcase at CES, but they inevitably got overshadowed by the bigger companies. The fact that they have as much press coverage as they do is actually quite impressive.Originally Posted by Robert Evans
The Xoom may not have been the best in show to some, but you gotta admit, it's still way up there. So is the Adam.
Yes I agree, Notion Ink has the best prices out there for an unlocked product. The Xoom wifi will be consistent with iPad.