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Old 04-08-2011, 12:06 AM
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Default Motorola XOOM Purchased: Let's See if It's a Keeper

<p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/lpt/auto/1302217215.usr1.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #d2d2bb;" /></p><p><a href="http://www.laptopthoughts.com/news/show/107080/tablet-paralysis-which-one-do-i-choose.html" target="_blank">Paralysis broken</a>. I just got back from Best Buy an hour ago, and this is what I brought home with me. I played with it for a minute in the store, but I'm banking heavily on Best Buy's excellent return policy: I want to use this thing extensively for a couple of weeks and see if it's what I want in a tablet. If not, iPad 2 here I come. Heading off to shoot a video of this thing now...watch for it!</p>
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Old 04-08-2011, 03:50 AM
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Meh, Motorola. After the thigh burning experience, I'm not buying anything from them for a long while.
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Old 04-08-2011, 04:12 AM
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Meh, Motorola. After the thigh burning experience, I'm not buying anything from them for a long while.
Meh? Your thighs were burning?
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Old 04-08-2011, 04:22 AM
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Well, good luck with it...

I just hope it works better that the Atrix
 
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Old 04-08-2011, 04:24 AM
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First impressions? Pretty damn slick! Yeah, it's kind of heavy, but man, it has a nice screen! Really impressive the way you connect to WiFi, and your Gmail account, as part of the setup then BAM...you have email, pictures, etc. I dig that, even though I'm not very invested in Google's services. So far I'm quite impressed with this thing, but I haven't gone looking for apps yet.
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Old 04-08-2011, 04:28 AM
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Really impressive the way you connect to WiFi, and your Gmail account, as part of the setup then BAM...you have email, pictures, etc.
They copied that from Windows Phone 7
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Old 04-08-2011, 04:44 AM
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Meh? Your thighs were burning?
Thigh. Left thigh to be precise. When the POS Motorola Milestone couldn't get a signal (which was often) it'd ramp the radio power to some stupid level - the battery monitor registered 48C once. That's 118F. I'm certain the actual temperature at the radio area was higher, as I couldn't keep it in my left front pants pocket.

In comparison, the hacked HTC HD2 doesn't go beyond 37C, doesn't drop signal as often, and I get way faster HSPA connections. Go figure.
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Old 04-08-2011, 04:45 AM
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First impressions? Pretty damn slick! Yeah, it's kind of heavy, but man, it has a nice screen! Really impressive the way you connect to WiFi, and your Gmail account, as part of the setup then BAM...you have email, pictures, etc. I dig that, even though I'm not very invested in Google's services. So far I'm quite impressed with this thing, but I haven't gone looking for apps yet.
Yea, since I have like five GMail accounts, Android's really handy. Google Maps on Android is really something as well.
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Old 04-08-2011, 07:40 PM
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Thigh. Left thigh to be precise. When the POS Motorola Milestone couldn't get a signal (which was often) it'd ramp the radio power to some stupid level - the battery monitor registered 48C once. That's 118F.
Whoa! Scary stuff! You do want to have kids someday, right?
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Old 04-08-2011, 09:38 PM
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Jason,
I haven't been following this for awhile. Does your Xoom come with LTE and SD card slot functioning?

If you bought the wifi-only version then you can just talk about the SD card slot.
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