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Old 03-09-2011, 12:00 AM
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Default Motorola Xoom Fails to Impress

<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='' target='_blank'></a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"The number one reason I&rsquo;m returning the device is because I&rsquo;m simply not using it as much as I had expected to.&nbsp; The user experience still some rough edges and&nbsp; I just don&rsquo;t have the patience to wait for the Honeycomb ecosystem to evolve.&nbsp; When I plunk down $800, I want something now&hellip;not &lsquo;soon.&rsquo;"</em></p><p><img src="" style="border: 1px solid #d2d2bb;" /></p><p>The Apple iPad is the tablet to beat, and while Motorola has come out swinging, it looks like it might be a swing and a miss.&nbsp; It looks like Steve Jobs may be right to an extent, that we are living in a post-PC world.&nbsp; I do not mean that the traditional computer has gone the way of a dinosaur, but specifications are becoming less important.&nbsp; With ample computing power, even for mobile devices, does it really matter if the CPU is 1Ghz, 1.2Ghz or 2Ghz?&nbsp; If that tablet provides a buttery smooth interface, does it matter if it is dual or quad-core?</p><p>Hardware will always matter, of course, but most manufacturers have access to the same sources so that they all have similar guts.&nbsp; The best way to differentiate yourself in that kind of environment is through service, support and polish.&nbsp; The Xoom, as impressive as it is, appears to lack that polish.&nbsp; There are some arguments that theiPad also lacks some polish as well, so it seems to come down to what frustrations you are willing to live with.</p><p>Tablets as the are now, with their touchy, feely interface, are still relatively new.&nbsp; That and the increasing use of the cloud means that we probably are still another year or two away from having a truly smooth customer experience where we can pick up a tablet, log in, and have everything at our fingertips.&nbsp; Until then, we will have to deal with a few rough edges.</p>
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Old 03-09-2011, 02:48 AM
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I've played with 2 Xoom's and found both to be sluggish. Even after rebooting them.
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