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Old January 23rd, 2011, 03:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Thumbs up Xoom vs. iPad vs. Galaxy comparison chart

When Verizon finally announced the introduction of the iPhone 4, I have to admit, I was caught up in the hype. But over at droid-life they posted a chart comparing the Bionic, Thunderbolt, and the Verizon iPhone and it really made a world of difference. I simply don't think I could ever depart from Android, even if it is locked down and messed with by whichever manufacturer.
I am really, really intrigued by the Xoom. And since none of the phones coming out on Verizon leave me feeling engorged, it makes more and more sense for me to keep my OG Droid that I have so nicely and fully customized and get a tablet device. While leaning heavily toward the Xoom (which I was EXTREMELY relieved would be completely free of MotoBlur), I thought I'd put together my own chart regarding the Xoom.
For anyone interested, CLICK HERE or the link below.

http://screencast.com/t/a71rAS7ACu

If anything on there is incorrect or if I've left out a spec you feel is important enough to mention, just leave a reply.

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I believe the Xoom does support microSD cards. This site on Moto's development site seems to indicate such:
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I believe the Xoom does support microSD cards. This site on Moto's development site seems to indicate such:
MOTODEV > Products > MOTOROLA XOOM
Good catch! The article I got my info off of was from android central on 5 January (didn't notice the date). So the info was old. It looks like it will have one slot supporting MicroSD and MicroSDHC.
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Nice job. As has been noted a few times around here though, the real comparison will be between the XOOM and the iPad 2. Once those specs are released, things will be much more even in terms of specs it seems ..
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Nice job. As has been noted a few times around here though, the real comparison will be between the XOOM and the iPad 2. Once those specs are released, things will be much more even in terms of specs it seems ..
I agree completely. And I believe the iPad 2 is going to be unveiled around the same time.

Btw...missed this article over at droid-life...

http://www.droid-life.com/2011/01/23/comparison-chart-motorola-xoom-vs-ipad/
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Well, this Comparison arised must bcz the news read that Motorola Xoom to make February appearance.
But, this is the several tablet to be after iPad? "Come with Google's Android Honeycomb operating system for tablets, a dual-core processor, a high-resolution (1,280x800) display, dual cameras, and the Verizon 3G (and soon-to-come 4G) network. " I would say all this is an imitation of the iPad, though the iPad now don't have these features, but who can tell why the tablet should get dual-core, it's iPad, and high-resolution display , along with dual cameras, all these are bcz the one who used iPad think it's lack of this features, or can be stronger(better in this field), so I'd to say iPad is the king, and now the iPad 2 is on the road!
Yup, I'm waiting for iPad2. if Apple really do release a greater than Full HD screen on the iPad 2, then amazing! Even though now the 1gen iPad is also not bad with 9.7-inch high-resolution screen, perfect to me for watching HD movies, music videos(though sometimes need the help from iFunia video converter as lack of flash support) and playing around with thousands of iPad apps and iPad games.
Well, it's Apple creates a tablet market, so it's no need to scared of the competitors, I believe Apple will be dominant for at least two years and probably far longer.
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Sorry, I think you posted on the wrong site.

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Well, this Comparison arised must bcz the news read that Motorola Xoom to make February appearance.
But, this is the several tablet to be after iPad? "Come with Google's Android Honeycomb operating system for tablets, a dual-core processor, a high-resolution (1,280x800) display, dual cameras, and the Verizon 3G (and soon-to-come 4G) network. " I would say all this is an imitation of the iPad, though the iPad now don't have these features, but who can tell why the tablet should get dual-core, it's iPad, and high-resolution display , along with dual cameras, all these are bcz the one who used iPad think it's lack of this features, or can be stronger(better in this field), so I'd to say iPad is the king, and now the iPad 2 is on the road!
Yup, I'm waiting for iPad2. if Apple really do release a greater than Full HD screen on the iPad 2, then amazing! Even though now the 1gen iPad is also not bad with 9.7-inch high-resolution screen, perfect to me for watching HD movies, music videos(though sometimes need the help from iFunia video converter as lack of flash support) and playing around with thousands of iPad apps and iPad games.
Well, it's Apple creates a tablet market, so it's no need to scared of the competitors, I believe Apple will be dominant for at least two years and probably far longer.
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Well, this Comparison arised must bcz the news read that Motorola Xoom to make February appearance.
But, this is the several tablet to be after iPad? "Come with Google's Android Honeycomb operating system for tablets, a dual-core processor, a high-resolution (1,280x800) display, dual cameras, and the Verizon 3G (and soon-to-come 4G) network. " I would say all this is an imitation of the iPad, though the iPad now don't have these features, but who can tell why the tablet should get dual-core, it's iPad, and high-resolution display , along with dual cameras, all these are bcz the one who used iPad think it's lack of this features, or can be stronger(better in this field), so I'd to say iPad is the king, and now the iPad 2 is on the road!
Yup, I'm waiting for iPad2. if Apple really do release a greater than Full HD screen on the iPad 2, then amazing! Even though now the 1gen iPad is also not bad with 9.7-inch high-resolution screen, perfect to me for watching HD movies, music videos(though sometimes need the help from iFunia video converter as lack of flash support) and playing around with thousands of iPad apps and iPad games.
Well, it's Apple creates a tablet market, so it's no need to scared of the competitors, I believe Apple will be dominant for at least two years and probably far longer.
Um . . . What? I feel like I just watched a bad 80's movie with Russian accents. I picked up on about every 5th word you said. Yakov Smirnoff is that you?
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Xoom or Galaxy II or…so many choices comming. I can’t sleep deciding which way to go. My son laughed at me and said “Just get the IPAD 2, you know it works and will be good. Plus it matches my IPOD touch!” --- slap, slap, slap…”Go to your room”-- Geesh I haven’t spent this much time on an item since my first house. I would hate to dump $800 on a device and then regret it next month because Samsung came out with the same device at $600.
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Is $200 really worth all this worrying? Just get a Xoom! I am extremely pleased with mine so far. It blows my iPad out of the water in so many ways. Also, IMO I think the Moto looks sexier than the samsung or HTC tablets.
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I was all ready to buy a xoom or a galaxy tab 10.1 until I saw nVidia unveil its upcoming quad-core Tegra 3 processors. I was even more taken back when they said it would be in tablets by summer. It's gonna be a crazy year for tablets. So yeah, I'm gonna wait a bit.n But I'll be antsy every day until the tablet I want hits the streets.
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the quad core tegra MIGHT be in the hands of the tablet OEMs by this summer, but they won't be in consumers hands until 2012
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It makes no sense to wait for a quad core tablet at this point. In fact, it almost never makes sense to wait on buying a new piece of technology for fear of something better coming out. In this instance, the Xoom is the cream of the crop as far as current gen and upcoming tablets within the next 6 months. It makes sense to jump on board and become an early adopter of this device. All the specs are right, there weren't any really stupid moves, and aside from a few software glitches it is working great.

If you're going to jump, do it, become an early adopter with the right piece of technology, which is this. You can't avoid the fact that something new and exciting is just around the corner so you might as well just buck up and get something good now.
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Is $200 really worth all this worrying? Just get a Xoom! I am extremely pleased with mine so far. It blows my iPad out of the water in so many ways. Also, IMO I think the Moto looks sexier than the samsung or HTC tablets.
In what ways does it blow your iPad out of the water?

Don't give me specs give me day to day usage. Spec wise I think we'd all agree its own the iPad, but specs alone is not enough.
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I have both the Ipad and the xoom so I'll list the things I like on the xoom over my Ipad

First, I just much prefer the android system over IOS. My mind can't seem to get a grip on how to work Apple software. I understand drag and drop very well. I don't understand Itunes very well at all. As a photographer I have a LOT of pictures that I would like to put on my tablet. I feel the Ipad has the most difficult system for taking a picture off of my desktop and placing it in a folder on an Iphone or Ipad. It really doesn't get any easier than android devices. Also, the company I work for has gone to a digital format for manuals, bulletins, and updates. I need the ability to organize all these documents in different folders that I can access quickly. I have sat down with several people who seem to know IOS really well. I showed them how I organize all my documents and we found that there is no way to be able to gain access to these files as quickly on IOS as you can with android. There are ways to do it on IOS, but its a longer process to store them and to access them.

2nd, widgets. On my main screen I have the gmail and bookmark widgets. Again, I am all about getting to things quickly and I find that these widgets speed things up quite a bit.

3rd, the browser. Tabbed browsing is the only way to go. Switching between pages is incredibly easy and logical. The Ipad redraws each page when you go back and forth to different pages. The xoom keeps them open so it doesnt have to redraw the page. MUCH FASTER! Also, I travel a lot so I like to track my flight information. On the xoom, after getting to the page that displays my flight information I can click on the star to the right of the address bar. A popup comes up. Select the dropdown menu next to "Add to" and select "Home screen". Now that I have looked up my flight information once, I have added a shortcut to check that flight info to my home screen making it a once click operation to recheck my flight info. I can't do that on my Ipad.

4th - Video chat. LOVE IT! Not much to say about this. You either like it or you don't

5th - FREE built in turn by turn navigation on the new google maps 5.0. The large screen makes this absolutely awesome! Using google maps 5.0 allows for prefetching of the map data so you only need a GPS signal.

Im sure there is more, but I haven't had a lot of time to paly with it. I do know that my wife also prefers the xoom, and I have 2 friends with ipads who are going to sell theirs after seeing the xoom.

So, in my oppinion, the xoom does blow the ipad out of the water. This is just my opinion though and its based on what I need a tablet for. Others may not need any of the features I brought up making the xoom very comparable to the Ipad.

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I also like the instant notifications of email and gtalk messages. I don't get either one of those on my Ipad.
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My line of thinking is pretty much on par with tjreishus. Here is just a quick list. I don't have the time right now to go into much detail.

1) Adding / accessing files is a MUCH easier task. Adding videos, pictures, etc. It works a lot easier than using iTunes for this. The Xoom has an actual file system you can see when you plug it into your computer. Things have a location and can be access from that location by any app. With the iPad all that data goes off into make believe land. I don't know where or how it exists on the device, it just happens through iTunes. One downfall, I use an iPod and manage an iTunes music library, and I can't find any real easy way to sync my music over yet without dragging and dropping the entire library. I'm sure there's a way. I haven't put much effort into researching it yet.

2) Integration into my other Google services such as Gmail, Google services for my own domains, calendar, address book, bookmark syncing with my desktop, etc. It all works amazingly well. Again, something you have to plug the iPad into iTunes to do...if it can even do it.

3) Browsing the Internet on the Xoom is like light speed compared to the iPad. The main thing I use these things for is surfing the web. The Xoom loads and renders pages much quicker than the iPad and the tabbed browsing really allows you to switch back and forth between pages without the page having to reload because of a lack of memory. It makes my life so much easier. This by itself is enough justification for me to use a Xoom over an iPad.

4) Turn by turn navigation and Google maps... need I say more?

5) The notification system is leaps and bound better than iPad. There's really nothing else to say here. It's not obtrusive and is easy to understand.

6) Customizations such as with the homescreen, adding widgets, etc. It's awesome.

7) Dock in LANDSCAPE mode. Simply not possible with an iPad unless you have some weird dock.

When it comes down to it, I am not a huge user of apps. I have a few installed on my iPad but it isn't what I primarily use it for. My primary uses are email, calendar, and web browsing. The whole "app gap" between iPad and Xoom doesn't bother me. That gap will be closed soon enough.

I own both devices and use my iPad all the time (before I got the Xoom) and they are both great. It really depends on your use case. Although it does have a few bugs, I prefer the Xoom so far.

mulder_fbi, you don't own either device so all you can offer is a vague regurgitation of what you hear others saying online. Take it from people who actually own and use both like tjreishus and myself. I am offering a valid opinion and a glimpse into what I use it for and how it is better for that purpose. Don't trash something just because of the price or because it doesn't have 50,000 games available. That will all come in time.
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mulder,

You don't think its worth it, but others do. Something that will exist with every product made. I also have the droid X, but in 3 days of using the xoom, I much prefer it over the phone.

We'll just agree to disagree on this one. And there's nothing wrong with that.
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I have a droidx though I don't have my xoom yet. I have had several iOS devices including ipod touches and 2 ipads.

To say that the xoom is crappy because you can run more software in your droid x is a statement that sounds similar to people saying that the ipad is stupid because its just a large ipod touch. Its like saying a pool is just a big bathtub.

Size does make a significant difference in how you use a device. Also the xoom seems to be much faster (I haven't actually tested this, just from reviews).

When the ipad first launched I remember being bored because all I could do was surf the web and try 10-20 applications. Look at it now! Give the developers some time to work on new software and you will see this platform become just as useful as the iPad.

Finally, 800 dollars is a lot of money. People are comparing a 32g 3G ipad at 729 and saying that the xoom should have gone lower.

But take into account that this device adds a bigger screen, 2 cameras, and INCLUDES a free upgrade to 4G radio which requires motorola to open your device and install a new radio module. Now the extra 70 bucks don't look so bad after all.

Having said that, I agree, the barrier to entry is too high. I bet 80% of people would have preferred a wifi 16g for under 500 bucks. Also, the rush to ship without flash and sd card support is a let down. However, if you asked people in forums whether they would prefer to wait another 4 weeks for release for working flash, SD card, and more developer support, I'm sure most of us would have wanted to get our hands on it and wait.
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I owned an ipad for 6-8 months and own several ipods before that.

I own a droid x and several android products before that.

Except for video chat and possibly the web surfing experience, everything you guys mentioned can be experienced on my Droid x. In fact, my droid x runs MORE apps than your $800, initally gimped, buggy, no app having tablet. Plus my DX currently supports flash. Your $800 tablet currently does not.

The notions that your tablet is expensive, gimped, buggy, and has no apps is not even an opinion. They are facts expressed by countless published reviews and by owners as expressed in these forums.

I can assert the short comings of the device without spending $800, the same way ppl here have yet to receive their device in the mail are still able to laud it.
LOL, you're comparing phones and iPods to tablets with large screens? Give me a break! I'm not sure what you're trying to get across. You complain about the price yet you haven't spent any money on one so you should have anything to complain about. Until you own one and have first hand experience, your negative comments are still based on a whole lot of nothing. I think myself, and others on this forum, have done a fine job of "invalidating" your jiberish.

By the way, the experience IS the screen. The Droid X is nice (I own one) but it's a runt (and it's slower) when compared to the Xoom.
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So now I have to spend $800 to understand the short comings of android? My couple years experience with the platform doesn't count? The fact that I sold my ipad means I can no longer comment on the ipad?

Nothing I said can be invalidated. The tablet is almost twice the cost of its superior leading competitor, it's buggy, it has no apps, and it's gimped out of the box. Unless you are going to sit there and say it isn't $800 , it isn't gimped, it isn't buggy, and that four apps in the tablet store should more than satisfy owners of this $800 tablet , then you can call my points jibberish.

No, you have to spend $800 to use the device and make your opinions based on experience with this particular device. Your arguments are invalid because you fail to relate them to any baseline and without any direct personal experience.

1) Define "buggy".
2) Define "no apps".
3) Define "gimped".
4) What's your definition of expensive? Relative to what? What is "expensive"? It's different for everyone. Is it $800? Is it $1000? Is it $600?

I could claim these same points for the iPad right now in fact, much less when it was first released. Please, humor me.
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So now I have to spend $800 to understand the short comings of android? My couple years experience with the platform doesn't count? The fact that I sold my ipad means I can no longer comment on the ipad?

Nothing I said can be invalidated. The tablet is almost twice the cost of its superior leading competitor, it's buggy, it has no apps, and it's gimped out of the box. Unless you are going to sit there and say it isn't $800 , it isn't gimped, it isn't buggy, and that four apps in the tablet store should more than satisfy owners of this $800 tablet , then you can call my points jibberish.

so you're essentially bitching at the fact that its $800. ok?

wait until the wifi only version comes out. moto is doing same roll out as how apple did it. 3g first, then wifi. we'll see how pricing is then. looks like you're mainly complaining that its $800. understandable.
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I'm not complaining at all. Even at $800, I still went to vzw twice to play with it. I would have ordered it using that 25% coupon mistake. I just don't see how this product, today, "blows" anything out of the water. I also don't see why grown men get upset because I don't like something they like.
well, i haven't used it yet, its coming via mail (ordered via price mistake on motorola's website).

in terms of specs, this definitely blows the iPad1 out of the water as it is a dual core processor + 1 gb ram, compared to that of the iPad's single core processor + 256 mb ram.

anandtech's benchmarks confirms the speed increase.

yes, theres not many apps that are compatible with the xoom, but that will change over time as the adoption rate increases as the months/years go by.
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I just dont see how typical user interactions benefit from the extra specs. Netbooks dug heavily into laptop sales because cheap, low spec systems are all most ppl need. Then apple created an even lower spec device and sells millions of them. You can cram an i7 quad into a xoom and charge $1500 for it and it still wont blow anything out of the water because no one will buy it.
increased speeds? higher productivity? faster response time?

faster device = higher productivity imo
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I don't know about you but my 2.8 Ghz quad desktop and my 1.6 Ghz netbook displays email and plays music at the same speed...
you should probably rethink buying a tablet since you're comparing a tablet to netbooks and desktops.

most assuredly if you're thinking in this way, a tablet is not for you. you should go buy that gtab that you've been raving about
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faster device = higher productivity imo
The speeds are very comparable and the only area where the Zoom wins hands down is in the web browsing experience.


My issue with the zoom (just picked one up at lunch) is the video playback. I understand the specs are better but for some reason side by side the Ipad might have a slight edge. How is that possible?

I do love Honeycomb on the surface though and see the potential overall. Just not sure that I can justify this for $800.
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[QUOTE=mulder_fbi;2360790]If you dont know what buggy, no apps, or gimped means, you have issues beyond spending money on an $800, buggy, gimped, no app having tablet.
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Unless one is performing gaussian blurs on photos or converting mkvs to mp4s with their xooms , I don't see most users benefiting from the extra specs. If ppl have examples of usage benefiting from the extra specs, with proof, please post them.

If xoom web browsing is indeed faster than on an ipad (I'd like to see a youtube proving this), there's still the small problem of paying an extra ~$400 to save a few seconds during your web browsing session.
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Unless one is performing gaussian blurs on photos or converting mkvs to mp4s with their xooms , I don't see most users benefiting from the extra specs. If ppl have examples of usage benefiting from the extra specs, with proof, please post them.

If xoom web browsing is indeed faster than on an ipad (I'd like to see a youtube proving this), there's still the small problem of paying an extra ~$400 to save a few seconds during your web browsing session.
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As a new owner the main thing that I am concerned about it we are pitting it against year old tech with not nearly the same specs. and it still looks a little washed out.

Put this up against the IPAD two which will have a better processor and increased screen resolution along with a lower price point and the zoom may be in trouble.

I am not looking for a tablet to replace my laptop.
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I guess we should ask this question then:

If the iPad 2 comes out at the same price as the Xoom or a lil higher and they make a 16GB model again but this time its $100-$200 more...

Would you still get the iPad 1?

If the iPad 2 shows lil improvement over the iPad 1 as far as speed and performance...

Would you still get the iPad 1?
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Looks like iPad might have some very interesting improvements.

1. lighter 1.3 lbs vs 1.6lbs
2. Thinner
3. Very cool case
4.HDMI mirroring

still its iOS which means lots of apps, but also strange multitasking.

I look forward to a comparison video and your comments!
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I guess we should ask this question then:

If the iPad 2 comes out at the same price as the Xoom or a lil higher and they make a 16GB model again but this time its $100-$200 more...

Would you still get the iPad 1?

If the iPad 2 shows lil improvement over the iPad 1 as far as speed and performance...

Would you still get the iPad 1?
I already own the Ipad 1 so no.

If the Ipad 2 shows a little improvement and it is a cheaper I would definitely think about it.
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We have this now, BTW.
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Yes, but biggest limitation of iPad 1 video connector was that only some apps worked.

I think the two most compelling are weight and apps.
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When I got a hold of the XOOM dummy model at our store, I went down the hall to actually test it out. It actually is quite fancy. Android does a great job of setting it apart from any "APAD" or iPad for that matter. I personally am always a skeptic of the 1st or in this case 2nd string devices just because you know they're just perfecting things. (I won the iPad right when it first came out, and I got an 8gb which I ended up selling) I probably now would have more use out of it, but not much more than stock applications and such. The thing I love about Android is the ability to customize to your own specific needs, and also with the XOOM it just makes it that much better since it will soon be 4G. I think the XOOM should hold out to be a standard for any up and coming Tablets, it has a lot of hype here in the Bay Area, as well as within our company.. Can't wait to buy one for myself to be honest. The Galaxy Tablet 4G will probably be the closest in terms of UI (looks) to the iPad, which I'm sure a lot of people will like, and also who's not going to like the Galaxy S screen clarity. Tops the charts.
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Ipad2 hands down. I was excited about the xoom but 800??? And the features they say will set it apart aren't even ready yet (Flash?? Tablet Apps??).
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Just watched the live blog.....my first impressions...eeh they caught up spec wise (almost): In the past apple has always hurdled over competition, this time they didn't. By the time the ipad3 is ready to launch they will be worlds behind if they contine to release one device a year

they have dual core now,

front and rear cameras (1.3 mpx and 2 megapixel, kinda weak there IMO)

hdmi out is a joke, a $40 adapter, are they serious?

I could really care less about .3 lbs and 4 mm width, I dont put alot of stock into device dimensions.

End of the day, still a boring grid of icons IMO. I'll stick to my Xoom.
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Just watched the live blog.....my first impressions...eeh they caught up spec wise (almost): In the past apple has always hurdled over competition, this time they didn't. By the time the ipad3 is ready to launch they will be worlds behind if they contine to release one device a year

they have dual core now,

front and rear cameras (1.3 mpx and 2 megapixel, kinda weak there IMO)

hdmi out is a joke, a $40 adapter, are they serious?

I could really care less about .3 lbs and 4 mm width, I dont put alot of stock into device dimensions.

End of the day, still a boring grid of icons IMO. I'll stick to my Xoom.

Yes, boring icons I agree.

On the other hand. cover looks really cool. Its been said that Facetime is better for video chatting. However, you are limited to chatting with macs.


Also, as far as specs, apple seems to be able to do more with less. iPad 1 is not so far behind speedwise compared to android.

I'm torn, I will play with both and choose which to keep.
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Ipad2 hands down. I was excited about the xoom but 800??? And the features they say will set it apart aren't even ready yet (Flash?? Tablet Apps??).
buy whatever you want...you can't convince me ios/ipad2 is a superior product to xoom.

quit trolling... u might as well hop on a plane, fly to iraq and convince those people to convert to christianity.
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buy whatever you want...you can't convince me ios/ipad2 is a superior product to xoom.

quit trolling... u might as well hop on a plane, fly to iraq and convince those people to convert to christianity.
Oh I'm not trolling. I am a HUGE Android fan. I have upgraded Droid phones every 9-12 months. I am just stating my opinion. It IS possible to like Apple products AND Android products.
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Well....the hot topic with the Xoom is price.

The iPad 2 will be the exact same price as the iPad 1, all models. Very smart move on Apple's part.

As long as the 16GB model doesnt leave anything out, the iPad 2 seems to be a big winner price wise.

Motorola...I think it may be time to lower the price just a bit....dont ya think? Or have some other models out like the iPad.

See, Android one upped Apple with coming to dual core first with the phones. Apple one upped Android with having the iPad 2 with dual core not costing more than is predecessor.
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Well....the hot topic with the Xoom is price.

The iPad 2 will be the exact same price as the iPad 1, all models. Very smart move on Apple's part.

As long as the 16GB model doesnt leave anything out, the iPad 2 seems to be a big winner price wise.

Motorola...I think it may be time to lower the price just a bit....dont ya think?
+1

I saw a WSJ analysis this morning claiming that the median price for the 15 million iPads sold last year was $650, so that's the price point people seem to be accepting.

800 smackers is a whole lot of inflated price from my point of view, not caring who makes it - it's a tablet.
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I saw a WSJ analysis this morning claiming that the median price for the 15 million iPads sold last year was $650, so that's the price point people seem to be accepting.

800 smackers is a whole lot of inflated price from my point of view, not caring who makes it - it's a tablet.
If Xoom's Wifi only is 599 then we are in business
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