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As we put rubber to road on our Motorola Xoom review, it's important to note that it was only a matter of time before the Android army delivered a proper iPad competitor. Moto's partnership with Google (and use of the 3.0 version of its mobile operating system, Honeycomb), has made that assumed inevitability a very serious reality. There can be little question that the Xoom is certainly a contender for the hearts and minds of potential tablet buyers in the market. Besides boasting that fancy new software (a completely redesigned experience masterminded by the man behind webOS, Matias Duarte), the Xoom is equipped with formidable hardware. The 1GHz, NVIDIA Tegra 2-based slate boasts a sizable 1GB of DDR2 RAM, 32GB of internal storage, a 10.1-inch, 1280 x 800 capacitive display, 3G connectivity (Verizon on our review unit), along with front and rear facing cameras, HD video capability, and loads of wireless options. Not only is the Xoom clearly competitive (and frankly, more stacked) than most of its competition, Motorola has attempted to futureproof the device by offering a free hardware upgrade down the road which will give the tablet access to Big Red's 4G LTE network. Of course, all this power comes with a cost... literally. With a list price off contract of $799, the Xoom is quite a pricey piece of technology to own. Still, with all that's packed inside -- and more importantly with what Google has done on the software side -- the Xoom could represent the next stage of tablet evolution. Is it time to take the plunge? Read on for our definitive answer in the full Engadget review!

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SO MUCH WIN
    
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I'm sure it's a good device, but I can't stomach that price.
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If only it weren't $800 off contract :/
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I'm sure it's a good device, but I can't stomach that price.
I'm with you. If it were $500 with no contract I'd probably run out and buy it tomorrow. It seems to have an Apple tax although it's made by Motorola.
    
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7/10.... for "OS is still buggy
Some issues with hardware buttons
Very little native software available"

Really eng......way to further prove your Apple bias
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7/10.... for "OS is still buggy
Some issues with hardware buttons
Very little native software available"

Really eng......way to further prove your Apple bias
It's funny how commenters here and on Engadget play the bias card just because they don't agree with the review.

I don't see how what you quoted is unfair at all.
 
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isn't the same price as ipads highest device and better hardware people are complaining about the price and with no contract?
    
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It's funny how commenters here and on Engadget play the bias card just because they don't agree with the review.

I don't see how what you quoted is unfair at all.
I don't think those are worth -3 points. (30%)
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It doesnt even ship with flash. Have to wait a few weeks for Motorola to get Android 3.0 ready for the device.
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