Motorola XOOM – First Honeycomb Powered Tablet, Has Arrived

Motorola XOOM – First Honeycomb Powered Tablet, Has Arrived

Feb 23, 2011

We’ve heard about it, we’ve seen events about it, and now — we can actually purchase it! Verizon has it up and ready for purchase at a price of $599 with a 2-year contract or $799 off contract. What’s so special about the Motorola XOOM? Well — for starters, it’s the first tablet to officially (yea I’m talking to you NOOK Color) feature Android 3.0 (Honeycomb).

Honeycomb was specifically designed with tablets in mind and features a completely revamped UI. Add to that the impressive hardware specs and you have yourself one sweet Android tablet! Let’s take a look at what you should know about the Motorola XOOM and what you can expect if you’re lucky enough to have the kind of dinero necessary to snag one.

Google’s Honeycomb Event — Honeycomb, Web Market, and more…

Google’s Honeycomb Event — Honeycomb, Web Market, and more…

Feb 2, 2011

[Update: Watch the event!]
[Note: This is a sort of play-by-play blog so some informations may be incomplete.]

I’m watching the live stream of Google’s Honeycomb event as I type this and I’m going to share all the latest news as it happens. I’m hoping for some exciting news about the Android Market and Google Cloud Music to accompany the Honeycomb announcement (fingers crossed).

Andy Rubin has started talking and says he’s happy to announce Honeycomb. He’s now talking about Google’s cloud services (ooh I’m getting excited). Just some brief information before Hugo steps up to talk about Honeycomb.