Motorola Xoom hands-on at #MWC11

The Mobile World Congress has started with very good news for Android tablet lovers. First, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 got official yesterday, then earlier today Motorola confirmed that the Xoom tablet will be sold in Europe starting in the second quarter of this year.

Let’s not forget that the Xoom was the first officially unveiled tablet to run Android 3.0 Honeycomb. But back when it was first announced, during CES in Las Vegas in January, unfortunately the software was very far from ready, so all our own Brad got was a demo video… of a demo of the software.

However, much has changed in little over a month, and Motorola’s booth at MWC is packed with Xooms ready to be fondled by tablet fans and the press. Here for your enjoyment then is a demo video of the Xoom:

The Motorola Xoom will be competing head-on against the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, and their features are very similar – though not identical, so there’s plenty of room for differentiation. Of course, one of the most important factors that may come into account when people will consider purchasing either one will be price – be that actual, unsubsidized price, or the price that operators will ask if they do choose to subsidize any of these two tablets. Also interesting is the fact that although these tablets have the same screen size and very similar dimensions, the Xoom is 131 grams heavier than the Galaxy Tab 10.1.

The Xoom certainly seems like it will be a best seller throughout all the territories in which it will be sold, and we’re looking forward to seeing it in shops in Europe.

Author: Vlad Bobleanta

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