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They didn't say Europe, they said the "first Dual Core shipped in volume" They're plain wrong.

As much as I dislike Apple and most of their policies, they really put on a good show, know how to market themselves, and generate buzz. Google should take some notes here.
Yeah, I'm not going to lie I like Google and Android, but their presentations are pretty awful.
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post #32 of 57
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Black definitely looks more professional, and having white as the thick border is distracting to the eyes IMHO.

And yeah, $70...and here I thought paying $60 for a lighted Kindle cover was a ripoff.
$40 for polyeurathane, $70 for leather. Most real leather accessories aren't cheap.
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Motorola would almost have to lower their prices after this, no?
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Motorola would almost have to lower their prices after this, no?
I could definitely see that happening. That's probably the reason they were waiting on the WiFi only pricing.
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I'm definitely not impressed so far. Still no tablet specific OS (as it seems to me), and the Xoom seems to be physically (Screen, Size, Battery Life, maybe CPU) more impressive.

Plus HDMI out has to be a dongle?
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I'm definitely not impressed so far. Still no tablet specific OS (as it seems to me), and the Xoom seems to be physically (Screen, Size, Battery Life, maybe CPU) more impressive.

Plus HDMI out has to be a dongle?
How is Xoom more impressive in size?
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How is Xoom more impressive in size?
Xoom is 10.1 inches @ 1280x800 res w/ 150 ppi

iPad is 9.7 inches @ 1024x768 res w/ 131 ppi

The Xoom claims to have the same battery life as the iPad (10hrs) all while having an equivalent CPU and faster GPU.

The subsidized price is still insane though.
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I'm definitely not impressed so far. Still no tablet specific OS (as it seems to me), and the Xoom seems to be physically (Screen, Size, Battery Life, maybe CPU) more impressive.

Plus HDMI out has to be a dongle?
I agree that I like the idea of Honeycomb more. Physically the screens are similar in size its just that the iPad is "fatter". Battery life is pretty much identical I would assume. Most people are getting around 9 hours of heavy use out of their Xooms. CPU...9xfaster is a huge boast and from what I can tell the original iPad hung in there with 1Gz single core chips before and the Tegra 2 is by no means 9x faster then its phone predecessors so I don't know what to think about the graphics side of the house.

As for the HDMI dongle, I am all for it. It decreases the size of the unit and its not like your going to be using it all the time...If I am going to wired to something I don't mind one more wire

This all coming from a hater of Apple I might add.
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I can't see Android ever being a winner on the software side. On the hardware side sure, because it's constantly being updated and released. But when it comes to software, Apple has it pretty locked down.
    
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Xoom is 10.1 inches @ 1280x800 res w/ 150 ppi

iPad is 9.7 inches @ 1024x768 res w/ 131 ppi

The Xoom claims to have the same battery life as the iPad (10hrs) all while having an equivalent CPU and faster GPU.

The subsidized price is still insane though.
Thickness and weight?




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I can't see Android ever being a winner on the software side. On the hardware side sure, because it's constantly being updated and released. But when it comes to software, Apple has it pretty locked down.
Have you used Honeycomb yet?
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