When the iPad was 1st publicised, the response from the media had been mixed. While some considered the software and product itself to be ridiculous, other people lauded Apple for it's creativity, believing this could be the netbook destroyer, many of which utilize Microsoft Windows.

It wasn't right up until the release of the iPad did it's popularity grow. It was in 2010 that Time Magazine selected the iPad as one of the best FIFTY innovations of the year.

The Apple iPad re-energized the marketplace for tablet computers.

Since it's launch, businesses have been working hard on stopping iPad's momentum. With the introduction of the HP Slate, which is more for the business professional than your average consumer. The Samsung Galaxy Tab, integrated with Google technology, including Google Search by voice, Google Maps with Street View, Gtalk, YouTube, and Picasa. And the soon to be released Blackberry Playbook, which will feature 4G network access, 7" LCD Display, 1024 x 600 screen resolution, and a multi-touch capacitive screen.

The above are just some of the tablet PC's that have hit, or are soon to hit the retail shelves.

But a new competitor has just publicised their entry into the market, the Motorola Xoom Tablet for Verizon.

The Motorola Xoom is the 1st Tablet PC to boast a dual core processor and Google's new Android 3. 0, AKA Honeycomb.

Processors had been formerly developed with only 1 core. The core is the component of the processor that actually performs the reading and executing of instructions. Single-core processors can process only 1 instruction at any given time. The most notable difference with the dual core processor would be performance, as this will be noticed in increased response-time while running CPU-intensive operations. For example, an application running a movie is less likely to use a lot of processor power.

Android 3. 0 (Honeycomb), was developed especially for tablet computer systems. Being developed from the ground up, Honeycomb will provide users with a livlier experience, especially on the larger screen tablets. Multi-tasking has been refined, and home screen personalization made available using a brand new 3D experience. Enhancements have been made to web browsing in which users can open webpages within tabs, browse privately using the Motorola Xooms ingonito mode. Users can sync their Google Chrome bookmarks with Xoom, and there is now an auto-fill function. End users can now experience the full web with in class web browsing.

The Amazing Features of Motorola with Android 3. 0 (Honeycomb)

Motorola Xoom with Android 3. 0 (Honeycomb) features a entirely new user interface. Probably one of the most exciting features would have to be the built in Google Talk Video Chat, allowing people to chat face to face with other Google Talk users.

The second most notable feature would be Google Maps, which can now be viewed in 3D.

Owners of the Motorola Xoom will have access to millions of books via Google's eBooks selection.

The Motorola Xoom has also been optimized for Gmail, making it a lot simpler to read, reply, and send e-mails.

And owners of the new Motorola Xoom can watch all their favorite videos on the newly redesigned Youtube.

Motorola Xoom Specifications.

  • Android 3. 0 (Honeycomb)
  • A 1GHz Dual Core Processor
  • A 10. 1 inch Widescreen HD Display
  • 5 Megapixel Rear Camera with 720p HD Video Capture
  • 2 Megapixel Front Facing Camera
  • WiFi and Verizon 3G Connectivity
  • Full 1080p HD Support with an HDMI Out Port
  • LTE Capabilities with a 4G LTE Modem
  • Bluetooth Keyboard and Docks Available