Last Updated: Dec 30,2012
How do you like the portfolio case?
That is hawwwwt.
its awesome its not leather its made of a really nice material that has great grip and very sturdy.
I bought mine at 9:00am this morning as soon as the Verizon store opened I couldent be happier.
anyone else play with their Xoom all morning and then pick up your phone? felt so odd, everything looked soooo small
dude I was going to post the same thing...completely trippy feeling going back to my Nexus!
Had an interesting trip to Best Buy. They were selling them in the computer department and the kid that helped me seemed to have no clue what the Xoom was. He spent about 15 minutes in the back trying to find them. When he brought one and cash me out there was no mention of Verizon, activation, or a monthly data plan. I tried to do the buy back program but he said it wasn't free for tablets and that the free promotional period ended a week ago (ugh!). The total came up to $875 with the tax. YMMV
Anyone try to install swype on it yet?
i got the buy back for 30 bux...
$500 more than the gTablet with same chipset. Though the display is sweet, the lack of USB host (apparently) offsets this for me. None the less, I respect folks that feel the price is fine. The main thing is if you are happy- ALL is good
Thanks! Looks like Honeycomb has gone Apple on us for storage management. In this case it is actually a very good thing
THIS explains why the microsd is not working. Honeycomb appears to be designed this way. Will be interesting to see how some apps behave with this. A lot of apps dump data to the SD card and either will not install or work without a microsd. This does not include apps2sd process (not needed with 32gb built-in).
Seems a lot of apps may have to be updated for Honeycomb.
Odd I have the exact opposite impression. To me it seems like a cheap piece of crap very disapponted. Mine is very flimsy and I have to really pull on it hard to get it to close over the xoom. The xoom is a very high class feeling piece of hardware then the folio is a flimsy piece of rubbery sock with cheapo plastic. They didn't have the dock this morning and had one folio so I got that. Going to hit up a best buy tomorrow to try and score the dock, anyone have impressions on the standard dock?
I guess with the folio I was expecting a folio feel, leather ,sturdy feeling with good hinges. That is not what this folio is. Hopefully we can see some good 3rd party accessories soon.
Grabbed the Xoom at BB earlier along with the portfolio. Talked the guys in to no activation and no data plan so it all worked out well as I only need it for wifi currently. There is an option no the BB screen for them to skip activation!
Brought it home opened it up and activated over wifi, no problem.
Best part of all, no ones greasy hands touched the Xoom, it stayed in the box the whole time.
Cheers to all!
I have the portfolio case and feel exactly as you do, cheap feeling, hard corners, etc. I like the dock so far although I miss sometimes trying to line it up to place on.
Got mine at Verizon about an hour ago. I tried going to Best Buy but they were only selling them to their pre-order customers. So far so good. It feels nice, the back is kinda rubbery, and it's got some weight to it, lol. Facebook[widget] doesn't seem to want to work, it keeps force closing.
Still in the middle of playing with it and downloading my apps. In case you guys are wondering, no it will not make any calls, I already tried. My screen is already full of finger marks!!
Best buy didn't have the portfolio case yet, so I got the shaft there...
Well hey every touchscreen ever made gets smudges. Though I can't help but muse about Motorola pulling an Apple, telling everyone to stop touching it wrong, then shipping everyone a free pair of gloves
I went to bby after work to cancel my pre-order and get the dock with the gift card. They were genuinely shocked that I canceled the pre-order. LOL! Especially since I was getting the dock. They were kinda confused. I didn't get a chance to ask him how many they got in and sold. But I was able to use my reward zone 12% off coupon on the dock. I know this is going to sound odd, but, I ended up getting both the silicone and portfolio cases. For day to day, I think the silicone case is going to rock. However, when traveling, especially on a train or plane, the portfolio case will be really nice. Being able to switch between them I think will be a nice thing. All in all, I'm REALLY loving this tablet. It has some growing to do for sure, but, for an initial release, the hardware and software are very well done IMO.
I had an awful time trying to pick mine up. I preordered from Best Buy and set an appointment for pick up at one. When I got there at 5 of, the only people near the Xoom display was a mobile guy and a Verizon rep, neither of whom could help me. When I finally got a Computer associate 15 minutes later, he had no idea how to activate a data plan. It took him another 15 minutes to find someone to show him how to use the BEAsT program they use to do so. Then, to own my own part of the problems, I forgot my password needed to make changes on my VZW account, so we got stuck on hold with them for 20 minutes, so they could change it for me. After that,it was easy, and I finally got out of the store around 2, and had to head right back to school for class, so I've only just gotten to start really playing with it.
So far, I'm loving it!
Picked mine up at costco this afternoon, $10 off list price plus rebate for the activation. I was the 1st one to get one there.
Xoom on the way!
I got my xoom! Sadly noon who works at best buy has ever even heard of it. When I preordered it the manager at the moile department asked me if it as a phone she one of the sales girls had to tell him it was a tablet. Today didn't go much better. Took about 30 min to actually buy it they had to hunt one down and even got a wow when. They rang it up lol. I think there was one other giy who asked if they had a any while I was there who was playing w/ a galaxy tab and they told him that i was buying one but they had no plans of putimg out a display model. I can't help but wonder how much divfrent the expereance would have been if the price was a little more competitive?
But any who I love the shit out of this thing!
Got mine at 4:00 today. I'm loving myXoom. For some reason I'm having a major lag typing on this forum but no where else. Gaming is awesome. Movies rock. Screen is amazing. So much to learn. Its nice.
what browser are you using at is it in mobile or desktop mode? there is also an app for this forum in the market place.. not sure if it is ready for honey 3.x or not...
i use skyfire and i have not seen any lag on this forum or one other forum i frequented today on this machine...
I was the first to pick mine up from Best buy this morning.... and I have literally been playing on it all day! Its even better than I'd imagined! The browsing, quickness, & multi-tasking are all 1st rat, and they definitely help to feel more like you're on a laptop than a mobile device (phone).
In fact, if not for a few programs that HAVE to be run on a PC... I could see this device replacing my laptop altogether!
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