The Motorola Xoom is being seen as a real contender to the iPad, specifically the iPad 2 when it is released in the next few months. So will the Xoom have any chance against the might of Apple, in the tablet wars. It’s difficult at the moment to compare the Xoom specs with those of the iPad 2 as the latter hasn’t been announced yet and is still very much under wraps but Phones Review has made a good attempt at it and given Xoom specs along with rumored specs for the iPad 2. We’ve also previously reported how the iPad 2 is expected to have a higher resolution display.
Brooke Crothers over on Cnet describes the dual-core Motorola Xoom tablet as a “test for life beyond the iPad” and wonders if it’s arrival will mean a much broader market for tablets in 2011, with the Xoom being probably the main contender. Not only is Motorola a top-notch supplier but it also has the might of the Android platform to back it up, against the Apple iOS. As Android 3.0 Honeycomb has been entirely designed for tablets it could prove a worthy match for anybody not sold on Apple devices.
Up to 800,000 Motorola Xoom’s are set to be shipped for the release and although it’s not likely to hit the same sales as the original iPad initially, it could certainly prove to be a quick-grower. What are your thoughts on the iPad 2 vs. Motorola Xoom? We’d be interested to know which you’d opt for and why and if you think the Xoom really is viable competition, so why not send us your comments to let us know.
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