We Manhandle Motorola's Xoom Android Tablet
Motorola was primarily using the unit to show demo videos that offered a glimpse into the new Honeycomb user interface -- which is quite stunning -- but the final touches are still being put on the software. (The company was understandably not eager to show off the rough edges by running the actual apps.) That didn't stop us from poking around a bit while the PR person's back was turned, though. Basically the only things functioning were the gallery and the app drawer, but opening both and swiping around the home screens was smooth as could be. The device is also deliciously thin and airy. The Xoom is just a smidgen lighter than the iPad, and easily just as svelte. The screen was gorgeous -- easily our favorite on a tablet we've seen so far at CES -- and the soft-touch plastic back felt great in our hands. The Xoom is clearly descended from the Droid X side of the family, rather than the Cliq's. Check out the gallery below for a sneak peek at our favorite tablet of CES. At least, so far.