October 26, 2021

First Tablet Is Revealed From Motorola

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Motorola launched it's first tablet device today called the Motorola Xoom. Image courtesy of Motorola.

Today was a day of independence for Motorola Mobility Holdings. They unveiled their first products as an independent company, showing off a tablet, the first for Motorola, and a number of smartphones. All destined for 4G network compatibility.

The biggest splash of the bunch is the tablet PC the company released called Xoom. It runs on the Google Android operating system, the brand new Honeycomb version. Initially, the device will be destined for Verizon Wireless and will be 3G based. A 4G version will follow closely on the heels of the first device according CEO Sanjay Jha. A nice touch will be offered in that customers who purchase the 3G device will be able to take it back for an upgrade to 4G capability.

Also part of Motorola’s big announcement event were several new smartphones, all 4G capable. The two most notable ones are the Droid Bionic and Atrix 4G. The Droid Bionic will be a higher end smartphone for the Verizon Wireless running the Android smartphones.

The second phone, the Atrix 4G, was previously unveiled, and will be for the AT&T network.

Although the Xoom was a large focus of the event, Jha believes that the most desirable devices will still be the ones that fit the pockets of consumers. He feels those will play the biggest role in their lives.