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Motorola Xoom Lands to Hardware Fanfare, But Honeycomb's 'Meh'

The first batch of reviews of Motorola's hyped-to-the-gills Xoom have landed. And, while we wait for our own supposedly iPad-killing unit to arrive, we thought it was worth listening to what everyone else is saying about the device, as well as Google's new tablet-specific version of Android, dubbed Honeycomb. On the whole, reviews have been positive, with almost every outlet praising the...

Motorola Xoom Landing With Crippled Wi-Fi on February 24 for $800

If you're excited for the Motorola Xoom, allow us to disappoint you a bit. The world's first Honeycomb tablet will land on February 24th, and will cost $799.99. What's more, Verizon may be crippling the Wi-Fi radio unless you cough up for a data plan, which starts at $20 a month for 1 GB. In case you missed it, the 1984-esque Xoom Super Bowl ad is above....

Best Tablets of CES: Xoom, VIA, Tab and PlayBook Lead the Way

We're quickly coming up on a year since the iPad was released, and while opinions may have been divided early on, there's simply no questioning now that Apple's take on the tablet PC singlehandedly made that long-failing device category suddenly viable. Apple didn't invent the tablet; it was simply the first to craft one that was compelling enough to finally win over consumers. Along the way, it...

Glance Into the Crystal Ball of CES: Our Top Picks for the Best Gadgets of 2011

Share Your fancy iPod case, your Palm Pre, even your fantastic GPS-enabled directional unit: it all originated here. This is the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, where every tech company worth its salt comes to show off its wares, and where tech writers, for the most part, question the validity of their jobs. In the past, we at Switched have been pretty right on: we still think 3-D TV is a...

We Manhandle Motorola's Xoom Android Tablet

Motorola took the wraps off its new Honeycomb-based tablet, the Xoom, yesterday afternoon at a press conference. Just a few hours later, we had the handsome slate in our greedy paws. When the Xoom lands later this year, it will be pushing the just-announced Android 3.0, which, designed specifically for tablets, features a dual core 1Ghz processor and 1GB of RAM. (All that power is needed to push...