Reviews/impressions about the Moto Xoom.

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  1. faith4more

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    -Excellent Build quality
    -In hand feels much thinner than ipad because of the way it tapers
    -Screen looked great
    -Seems much smaller than Ipad has more height but width is less. I like dimensions of Xoom much better than ipad.

    Honeycomb is everything you hoped it would be.
     

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  2. joeski27

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    I'm still waiting for someone who goes and checks out a demo to try installing that Tegra 2 Flash APK (not the 10.1 version from Market). Really hoping someone does us all a service and tries this ASAP.
     
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    Some tried it over at xda developers the Tehran optimized flash apk didn't work...
     
  4. joeski27

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    Ah crapola, oh well we'll have 10.2 in a few weeks...and maybe USB host some time after that...eventually we'll have a fully functional Xoom....right? :rolleyes:
     
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    Glad to hear a hand on from a regular dude. I really just want the wifi but hearing good reviews is going to make it that much tougher.
     
  6. zetroc

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    Everyone keeps talking about the USB host, there is no USB port other than the micro... would that work for what everyone wants?
     
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  8. joeski27

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    Yes, but not at the moment. Apparently a forthcoming software update (maybe even the same one that enables the microSD card slot) will enable full use of the micro USB port as a host port (though you'll need a male-micro-B-USB-to-female-2.0-USB adapter cable to take advantage of these capabilities. If you Google "Motorola Xoom Camera Adapter" you'll see what Moto will be selling once this is enabled software-wise. Hopefully the XDA folks will get this squared away even faster ;)
     
  9. SamuriHL

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    I really want this enabled before I go on vacation so I can xfer my pics from my camera to the Xoom. I don't want to bring my netbook on vaca for a 3 day trip. But, that's only a few weeks away.
     
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  12. ghodzilla5150

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    You can take what Applegadget errrrrrrrr Engadget says with a grain of salt. They are known Apple Brown nosers and will always give non-apple products very hard reviews, while Apple reviews always get a 9/10.
     
  13. marctronixx

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    lets keep this thread for reviews only and keep small talk to a minimum please. tomorrow we will have tons of reviews and they will all be here. thank you for helping to keep this forum clean and organized...
     
  14. joeski27

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  15. Proph

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    this is dead on correct. they hammered the galaxy tab for being a blown up phone but they sure didn't say the same thing about ipad which is exactly the same thing. nor did those sites hammer the ipad when it came out for its lack of tablet specific apps but the xoom sure got it.

    however it was nice to hear both glorify the xoom battery, something i think most people were worried about, last thing i want is to be close to a power plug most of the time like i have to with my laptop.
     
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  17. dwboston

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    The Slashgear review is up as well. It seems very honest and objective.
     
  18. StreakTheQuad

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    For a 7/10, they sure liked the XOOM in the narrative. I think that their issues will quickly be addressed by minor bug fixes (3.0.1?) and continued app development. We know that Google has been working with third party developers (nVidia Tegra Zone, etc) to create tablet-optimized apps, so it's just a matter of time.

    Will it be a perfect launch? Probably not, but I have no worries about the software catching up. Google probably could have released the final SDK earlier though.
     
  19. Don S

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    There's a neat browser shortcuts trick in the video at around 8:40 in or so of this Slashgear review, nice!

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  20. StreakTheQuad

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  21. joeski27

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    Time.com has a story on the Xoom.

    And by the way, is the author's name seriously "Harry McCracken"??? :eek:
     
  22. zetroc

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    So Engadget's Review on the Motorola XOOM is out, check it here:

    Motorola Xoom review -- Engadget

    How do people feel about it? While Engadget praises many of the XOOM's features, and calls it a contender against the iPad, it does point out that too much is unfinished and while the product is spectacular... it is a spectacular work in progress.

    Does this change anyone's mind about getting the XOOM in just hours from now? Being the first wave to adopt the 3.0 tablet market, does this review make you feel any less safe or comfortable with your soon-to-happen purchase?

    I know I bought the Incredible on pre-order, and loved it. Followed it as the Nexus One for Verizon until it became the Incredible. Engadget however gave it a very favorable review. Will that be my experience again with the XOOM?

    I'd like to hear all your thoughts :)
     
  23. howarmat

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    yeah i think most are going to wait for wifi only and the bugs to work out a little. I think most all the reviews say about the same thing. its a great product but its unfinished and hurried in many ways
     
  24. Sonic77

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    Not just the engadget review, but the current state of the device's hardware and software points to waiting for it to be finished. I think for it to be released now was a very questionable decision?
     
  25. rushmore

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    Out of box, 7/10 is fair. Microsd is not working, high price and no Flash at launch (a main point Moto touted for the Xoom being better than the iPad).

    Get Flash on the device and the microsd working, a follow-up review should be done.

    My guess is the big sales will be the wifi only version for $600. This version is doomed to mid-level sales at best. A lack of data-flex plan (on and off when you want it for each month) is a killer. VZW should reconsider this. Perhaps they will, if sales tank.
     

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