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    Motorola Xoom/Apple iPad

    Anybody have these? Compliments/Complaints? Pro/Con? Where to find a good buy on one of them? Looking at buying one and was wondering what people have had good luck with or any advice on them.



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    Re: Motorola Xoom/Apple iPad

    Quote Originally Posted by Cy4Patriots View Post
    Anybody have these? Compliments/Complaints? Pro/Con? Where to find a good buy on one of them? Looking at buying one and was wondering what people have had good luck with or any advice on them.
    I have been doing a little research, but dont actually own one. Have read that XOOM is overpriced (well all tablets are) and obsolete. Samsung Galaxy and ASUS Transformer are better bang for the buck and cost less then XOOM.

    i would really like to get a tablet, but it sounds like all this first and second generation technology still has a lot of bugs to work out.

    Ipad2 is still probably considered the standard bearer, but it has its share of issues too. Most "complete" tablet available, but you are restricted by apples built in constraints.

    Technology in this market is going to be expanding at a huge rate (more-so then morre's law) Over time this should drive down prices and make cost more reasonable for what you are getting. The OS need to work out the bugs, but both android and iOS have pros and cons


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    Re: Motorola Xoom/Apple iPad

    Quote Originally Posted by BigDISU1 View Post
    I have been doing a little research, but dont actually own one. Have read that XOOM is overpriced (well all tablets are) and obsolete. Samsung Galaxy and ASUS Transformer are better bang for the buck and cost less then XOOM.

    i would really like to get a tablet, but it sounds like all this first and second generation technology still has a lot of bugs to work out.

    Ipad2 is still probably considered the standard bearer, but it has its share of issues too. Most "complete" tablet available, but you are restricted by apples built in constraints.

    Technology in this market is going to be expanding at a huge rate (more-so then morre's law) Over time this should drive down prices and make cost more reasonable for what you are getting. The OS need to work out the bugs, but both android and iOS have pros and cons
    I've played with the Samsung tab and Xoom. First thing is that the Samsung is a 7 inch screen compared to the Xoom at 10.1. Just don't know which one I like more.



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    Re: Motorola Xoom/Apple iPad

    HP Touchpad with WebOS comes out tomorrow. Worth a look if you haven't checked it out yet. I have been using WebOS for 2 years and love it. I'm excited to try it out on a tablet if I can affor one someday.



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    Re: Motorola Xoom/Apple iPad

    Quote Originally Posted by Cy4Patriots View Post
    I've played with the Samsung tab and Xoom. First thing is that the Samsung is a 7 inch screen compared to the Xoom at 10.1. Just don't know which one I like more.
    I was thinking about this one

    GALAXY Tab 10.1- Samsung Mobile



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    Re: Motorola Xoom/Apple iPad

    I have both. The honeycomb tablets are best at email (if you use Gmail) and iPad is better at everything else.

    Battery on iPad is way way better than Xoom.

    Even gmail I usually grab for the iPad though because it feels like it's always in sync; like the wifi is always on. The Xoom takes a while to get back in gear; even with the wifi set to be on when powered off.

    Honeycomb doesn't have much for apps yet. Gotten a lot better the last few weeks, but still needs more time.

    For sure go iPad for now.

    I have an iPhone and several Androids and lately I usually use the GS2 (Android) so I'm not some Apple only fanboy.



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    Re: Motorola Xoom/Apple iPad

    I noticed hat the Xoom is running 3.0/3.1 Honeycomb, which is better than 2.2 Froyo for now.



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    Re: Motorola Xoom/Apple iPad

    I bought the Acer Iconia Tab W500. Its a Windows 7 based tablet and I like it so far. I've had it for about 2 weeks. Read the reviews on Amazon and they pretty much hit the nail on the head. It's a tablet that can run real programs (MS Office, Remote Desktop, etc.) The negatives to it are that Win 7 isnt the most tablet friendly, and because it's running Windows, its slightly slower. I recommend giving it a look though.



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    Re: Motorola Xoom/Apple iPad

    Quote Originally Posted by Cy4Patriots View Post
    I've played with the Samsung tab and Xoom. First thing is that the Samsung is a 7 inch screen compared to the Xoom at 10.1. Just don't know which one I like more.
    Thats the old galaxy tab, take a look at the new galaxy tab 10.1, or the asus transformer. Both very nice.



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    Re: Motorola Xoom/Apple iPad

    I'm waiting for this one: Toshiba Tablet



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    Re: Motorola Xoom/Apple iPad

    If you want Android tablet I'd wait. Google will have both a phone and tablet later this year with Android 4 on it.



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    Re: Motorola Xoom/Apple iPad

    Quote Originally Posted by Ames View Post
    If you want Android tablet I'd wait. Google will have both a phone and tablet later this year with Android 4 on it.
    Why wait? They'll get updated.



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    Re: Motorola Xoom/Apple iPad

    Quote Originally Posted by 1100011CS View Post
    Why wait? They'll get updated.
    Because most people can't hack. At best they would get officially updated 6 months after Google make their own devices. They can't even get sd card support or 4g on the Xoom so I wouldn't hold out for a quick Android 4 update. Plus by then they might get hardware that's as good as the current gen iPad.



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    Re: Motorola Xoom/Apple iPad

    Quote Originally Posted by Me State View Post
    HP Touchpad with WebOS comes out tomorrow. Worth a look if you haven't checked it out yet. I have been using WebOS for 2 years and love it. I'm excited to try it out on a tablet if I can affor one someday.
    I used to have the Palm Pre and I LOVED the operating system. It was VERY simple, elegant and I thought had great potential in a tablet. I will seriously look at this device. The only question I have is that since the hardware on the Palm Pre was so awful, it didn't gain much traction in the marketplace.

    I REALLY wish Palm would have licensed it's OS out to other handset developers before they sold out to HP (and before google started with Android)



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    Re: Motorola Xoom/Apple iPad

    I hate apple, but I have to say, their Ipad is pretty damn solid. Tons of app and hardware support out there for it. I probably will get one before too long.



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