CES: Verizon, Motorola Trot Out iPad Rival
Android-based Xoom tablet to be available in Q1 for 3G
By Todd Spangler, Multichannel News -- Broadcasting & Cable, 1/6/2011 2:33:35 PMComplete Coverage: CES 2011
Las Vegas - Far from announcing a much-rumored deal to offer the iPhone, Verizon chairman and CEO Ivan Seidenberg used his keynote here at the Consumer Electronics Show to showcase the Motorola "Xoom" tablet that aims to one-up Apple's popular iPad.
Motorola Xoom is the first device to use Google's Android 3.0 operating system, code-named Honeycomb, designed for tablets. With a dual-core processor with each core running at 1 GHz and 10.1-inch widescreen HD display, the tablet is targeted to take advantage of Verizon Wireless's recently launched 4G LTE network to let users watch videos, play games and engage in video chats.
"The capability you had in your PC a few short years ago is now available in this tablet," said Motorola Mobility CEO Sanjay Jha, who made an appearance to show off the gadget.
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