Motorola and Verizon Wireless have jointly announced the new sleek 10.1″ Motorola XOOM tablet, which Motorola claims as the first (Honeycomb) Android 3.0-powered tablet and is equipped with a powerful dual-core processor (each core running at 1GHz), which incorporates the latest Google Mobile innovations and enhanced user experience for multi-tasking, customization, browsing, widgets and etc.

Features of Motorola XOOM:

  • 10.1-inch widescreen HD display with 1280 x 800 pixel resolution
  • Dual camera – 5 megapixel rear camera plus 2 megapixel front-facing camera
  • Pre-loaded Google Maps 5.0 with 3D interaction
  • 1080p full HD video support plus HDMI output
  • Integrated gyroscope, barometer, e-compass and accelerometer
  • Mobile Hotspot capability supports up to 5 other Wi-Fi-enabled devices

“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,” commented Bill Ogle, chief marketing officer for Motorola Mobility. “The first device to feature software designed specifically for tablets, Motorola XOOM goes everywhere you do and delivers everything you need.”

Motorola XOOM tablet is scheduled to hit Verizon stores a 3G/Wi-Fi-enabled device in this quarter, upgradeable to 4G LTE in Q2 2011.

The price and availability of Motorola XOOM has been announced.