COULDN’T you just look at it all day? The MOTOROLA XOOM™, the world’s first Android 3.0 tablet has landed in SELFRIDGES London and already the excitement is palpable among tablet fans.
Motorola XOOM is fresh from winning the coveted “Best of Consumer Electronics” 2011 award and comes packed with features. It’s strong, fast and features a 10.1” HD widescreen display, a 1GHz dual core processor and 1GB RAM, a whopping 32GB of internal storage, not to mention native USB support, and built-in HDMI connectivity.
Users can make film clips, chat live on its built in video camera, share photos and dive in to movies. Most exciting of all is the XOOM’s Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) operating system. In other words, this beauty has been designed specifically for tablet use and allows for a new “floating” multi-finger use interface with live widgets so that information is streamed straight to your home screen.
It’s also compatible with all Google apps, such as Gmail, Google, Google Maps and Calendar (not least Google Maps 5.0 with 3D interaction).
Then there’s the screen, all 10.1 inches of high definition wonder, making movies a whole new experience (thanks to its high quality speakers). The device features a full HD camcorder and 5MP camera on which you can take pictures and make videos, view them on screen and post them straight on to YouTube, Picasa and Facebook. The 2MP webcam, meanwhile, allows for video calling to connect with friends.
Gaming hits a new level on the Motorola XOOM, with a 3D graphics engine that delivers smooth, incredible imagery with a built in gyroscope and accelerometer that enables you to play all the most exciting new games from the Android Market.
Motorola XOOM is available with 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity, and there is a Wi-Fi only edition coming soon.
Whichever version you opt for, the unlimited web browsing is one of its biggest benefits. Visit any website and it will work seamlessly (it supports a beta of Adobe® Flash® Player 10.2 downloadable from Android Market).
Go to SELFRIDGES London (Technology Hall, Lower Ground Floor) and experience Motorola XOOM for yourself.
Motorola XOOM is optimised for YouTube (left) making it easier than ever to share videos and messages of loved ones, and navigate between your favourite online TV clips and skits.
What better way to keep in touch with friends on the move? Motorola XOOM’s light frame and this dedicated app make video chat easy, wherever you are in the world.
Explosions, shooting and aerial battles: This award-winning thrill-a-minute game comes into its own with the Motorola XOOM’s seamless HD screen.
ANGRY BIRD SEASONS
Slinging those birds will be even more fun with Motorola XOOM’s sensational widescreen. Expect the app’s cult mass following (it’s already been downloaded 140m) to grow.
Perfect for whiling away Sunday afternoons. This Tegra HD version of Backbreaker features two faithfully recreated 3D American football stadiums and console graphics. You may never leave the sofa.
Behold, the amazing Motorola XOOM, available at SELFRIDGES London (Technology Hall, Lower Ground Floor) £579.99.
KINDLE FOR ANDROID
Tube rides will melt into the distance with this sensational, easily navigated app that gives access to over 750,000 books and magazines, all displayed with fabulously sharp graphics. The app’s whispersync even automatically saves your page and notes so you can pick up where you left off at the end of the day.
Meet your organisational saviour. Emails, sharing calendars, appointments or meeting notices: It’s all made beyond easy on this efficient, Android-optimised, wonder app. You can even edit and save documents with Quick Office.