Motorola ordering 800,000 XOOM tablets for Q1 alone?

Motorola is expecting to ship as many as 800,000 XOOM tablet units in Q1 2011 alone, with DigiTimes' sources in the supply chain saying they expect orders to approach the million mark this quarter. The Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet is expected to ship sometime before March on Verizon's network. Meanwhile, both 4G LTE versions and a newly-confirmed WiFi-only version are also expected later in 2011. More information on the XOOM here.

Motorola XOOM launching for Verizon first Quarter 2011

The 10.1 inch XOOM tablet by Motorola was unveiled at todays press conference at CES, Las Vegas. This year Motorola offers a new "first" by confirming that the XOOM will run Android 3.0 Honeycomb. Thats not even half of it; the device offers dual core processing with each core capable of running at 1Ghz. The device will become available first quarter of 2011 and will become upgradeable to handle 4G LTE in the second quarter. It will sport a 2.0MP front facing camera for video chatting over either WiFi or 3G and also have a 5.0MP rear camera. Like your Android smartphone, the XOOM will be constantly connected to the internet for instant Gmail and ActiveSync notifications. More information in the press release:
Verizon Wireless and Motorola Mobility Announce Motorola XOOM™ Tablet on Nation's Largest and Most Reliable 3G Network 10.1-inch HD Tablet Offers Dual-Core Processing, Google's Honeycomb Platform, and 1080p HD Video Content Support Jan. 05, 2011 LAS VEGAS and BASKING RIDGE, N.J. – CES –Jan. 5, 2011 – Verizon Wireless and Motorola Mobility, Inc. (NYSE: MMI), today unveiled the innovative new tablet Motorola XOOM™ − the first device on Google's new Android 3.0 Honeycomb operating system designed from the ground up for tablets. The Honeycomb user experience improves on Android favorites such as widgets, multi-tasking, browsing, notifications and customization and features the latest Google Mobile innovations. Boasting a dual core processor with each core running at 1 GHz, delivering up to two GHz of processing power, and 10.1-inch widescreen HD display, Motorola XOOM gives Verizon Wireless customers a new type of mobile computing experience on a stylishly thin device that is 4G LTE upgradeable. Motorola XOOM redefines the tablet device category by providing more ways to have fun, connect with friends and stay productive on the go. It allows consumers to experience HD content right on the device, supports 1080p HD video and HDMI output to display content on larger HD screens, and plays video and other rich web content seamlessly with Adobe® Flash® Player. Motorola XOOM features a front-facing 2-megapixel camera for video chats over Wi-Fi or 3G/4G LTE, as well as a rear-facing 5-megapixel camera that captures video in 720p HD. It delivers console-like gaming performance on its 1280x800 display, and features a built-in gyroscope, barometer, e-compass, accelerometer and adaptive lighting for new types of applications. It also features Google Maps 5.0 with 3D interaction and delivers access to over 3 million Google eBooks and thousands of apps from Android Market™. For working on the go, Motorola XOOM provides constant connectivity − including connecting to Gmail or Exchange email; opening and editing documents, spreadsheets and presentations; and viewing calendars and sending out appointments or meeting notices – with mobile broadband speeds. Its mobile hotspot capability provides an online connection for up to five other Wi-Fi-enabled devices. "Motorola XOOM is a powerful addition to Verizon's product lineup and builds on our combined leadership with Motorola to deliver innovative mobile devices and service on the Android platform," said Marni Walden, vice president and chief marketing officer for Verizon Wireless. "Motorola XOOM gives consumers complete access and control of their favorite personal content and work files whether through our nationwide 3G network, or through our lightning-fast 4G LTE network as it rolls out around the country." "Light, powerful and fundamentally different than anything else on the market, Motorola XOOM leverages the very best technology available today to redefine what a tablet experience can be," said Bill Ogle, chief marketing officer of Motorola Mobility. "The first device to feature software designed specifically for tablets, Motorola XOOM goes everywhere you do and delivers everything you need." The Motorola XOOM device will launch as a 3G/Wi-Fi-enabled device in Q1 2011 with an upgrade to 4G LTE in Q2. Starting in Q2 2011 the Motorola XOOM will be a 4G LTE/Wi-Fi- enabled device. For more information about Verizon Wireless at CES please visit www.verizonwireless.com/ces or follow us on twitter at www.twitter.com/verizonwireless. For more information about the Motorola XOOM please visit www.verizonwireless.com/xoom.

NFL Reciever Chad Ochocinco to Catch a XOOM Honeycomb Tablet in 2011

This dude has the weirdest haircut. This is NFL Reciever Chad Ochocinco, number 85, a dude who, if you're not aware, was responsible way back for pushing Verizon's Motorola Devour earlier this year. Ochocinco has Tweeted his glee on "getting that Motorola tablet" in early 2011, a sure sign that he'll be brought on to promote the device in a similar manner to the Devour. Rumors are also that Verizon plans on tossing a bunch of money at the Superbowl for a spot on the screen to promote their tablet as well.

Motorola DROID XOOM tablet has optional LTE 4G modem

Motorola's DROID XOOM Android Honeycomb tablet will not have integrated 4G, sources have suggested, but instead use an optional, removable LTE modem for those living in areas with Verizon 4G coverage. Tipsters yesterday confirmed the DROID XOOM name and the absence of standard 4G, but Android and Me's source suggests there's a PCI express card slot on the Motorola slate for the necessary modem. The DROID XOOM is expected to drop at CES 2011 next week, with a teaser campaign counting down the days to the show. It runs Android 2.3 Honeycomb on an NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor.

Is Xoom the Motorola Android tablet name?

If you want to find out what products major tech, firms are working on or toying around with before they announce anything, one of the best ways is to watch for patent applications and trademark filings. Those items will often give some hints at what is going on. The latest discovery using trademark apps comes from Motorola.
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