CES 2011 was unsurprisingly full of various tablets, but one of them stood out in particular: the Motorola Xoom. The device won the Best in Show Award at CES 2011.
For Q1 2011, Motorola has reportedly placed orders for about 700,000 to 800,000 units of the device with four color options. The orders will go up as high as one million units in the quarter, according to sources from upstream component makers cited by DigiTimes. The sources also claimed that currently, Motorola and Samsung are Google's priority partners, while LG Electronics and HTC are secondary.
The Motorola Xoom will ship with Android 3.0 (codenamed Honeycomb) with impressive hardware: Nvidia's Tegra 2 processor, 1GB of DDR2 RAM, 32GB of onboard storage (expandable via SD, a 2-megapixel camera on the front, a 5-megapixel camera with dual LED flash on the back, a micro USB 2.0 port, HDMI out, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, as well as Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR. The 10.1-inch tablet has a 1280x800 display resolution. Battery life is said to peak at about 10 hours of video playback.
The device will launch in Q1 2011 with 3G functionality, later upgradeable to LTE 4G, and will launch with a LTE 4G model in Q2. Pricing has yet to be announced.