Motorola has unveiled the first device on Google’s new Android 3.0 Honeycomb operating system tablet Motorola XOOM.
The tablet has a 1GHz dual core processor and 10.1-inch widescreen HD display.
It allows consumers to experience HD content right on the device, supports 1080p HD video and HDMI output to display content on larger HD screens, and plays video and other rich web content with AdobeFlash Player.
Motorola XOOM also features a front-facing two-megapixel camera for video chats and a rear-facing five-megapixel camera that captures video in 720p HD. It delivers ‘console-like’gaming performance on its 1280x800 display, and features a built-in gyroscope, barometer, e-compass, accelerometer and adaptive lighting for new types of applications.
It also features Google Maps 5.0 with 3D interaction and delivers access to over 3 million Google eBooks and apps from Android Market.
Motorola XOOM provides constant connectivity for working on the go − including connecting to Gmail or Exchange email; opening and editing documents, spreadsheets and presentations; and viewing calendars and sending out appointments or meeting notices – with mobile broadband speeds. Its mobile hotspot capability provides an online connection for up to five other Wi-Fi-enabled devices.
Motorola Mobility CMO Bill Ogle said: ‘Light, powerful and fundamentally different than anything else on the market, Motorola XOOM leverages the very best technology available today to redefine what a tablet experience can be. The first device to feature software designed specifically for tablets, Motorola XOOM goes everywhere you do and delivers everything you need.’
Meanwhile, Motorola and Orange UK have also announced ‘the world’s most powerful smartphone’, the Motorola ATRIX.
The handset is designed to bring unprecedented computing capabilities to a smartphone, with Motorola’s webtop application.
It runs a full Mozilla Firefox 3.6 browser and supports Adobe Flash Player and includes a dual core processor with each core running at 1 GHz, delivering up to two GHz of processing power, and 1GB of RAM.
Motorola Mobility, EMARA VP of marketing Andrew Morley: ‘We want to empower individuals, giving them new ways to stay connected, informed and entertained at home, on the job and anywhere in between. We are finding that consumers are increasingly using smartphones as their primary digital screens. Motorola ATRIX ushers in a new era in mobile computing and has the power to deliver on its promise to empower individuals as it comes loaded with the Motorola webtop application, which enables consumers to enhance the capabilities of their smartphones and simultaneously reduce their need for additional mobile computing screens.
’We are proud to be the UK launch partner for Motorola ATRIX, a ground-breaking product that delivers on our ongoing commitment to offer customers the latest multimedia devices,’ said Phil Roberson, director of devices, Everything Everywhere, the company that runs Orange UK.
‘Motorola ATRIX offers our customers a new and exciting way to stay in touch with the people who matter the most to them.”
Motorola ATRIX runs Android™ 2.2 with access to more than 100,000 apps and games in the Android Market.
The manufacturer is also launching two other Android smartphones, the Motorola CLIQ 2 and the Motorola Droid Bionic.