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Motorola XOOM overclocked to 1.5GHz; shreds benchmarks

February 28th, 2011

So you’ve gone ahead and purchased a Motorola XOOM for a cool $800. You’ve been politely pawing at it for the last few days, playing by its rules, running at — or under — its manufacturer-designated speed limit. Now what? You overclock that bad boy’s processor… that’s what. XDA forum member coolbho300 has managed to …

Motorola XOOM available to the masses today

February 24th, 2011

The day hath cometh. The world’s first Honeycomb (Android 3.0) tablet has officially hit the streets and is ready for purchase. You can run to your local retailer and pick yourself up a shiny, new XOOM for $599 with a signed two-year contract or $799 contract free. Interested parties can read our thoughts on the …

Motorola XOOM review

February 23rd, 2011

The Motorola XOOM isn’t the first Android tablet, but in a way it kind of is the first Android tablet. It runs Google’s latest OS designed exclusively for tablets, and the difference between Honeycomb and earlier versions of Android on a tablet is night and day. The XOOM is a beautiful 10.1-inch device powered a …

Motorola: XOOM to have ‘unlockable/relockable bootloader’

February 22nd, 2011

Motorola definitely hasn’t won over the hearts and minds of the most hardcore Android tinkerers — thanks in large part to the company’s locked-down hardware and software. But Moto is showing signs of life. In a recent tweet, Motorola quipped that: The XOOM will have an unlockable/relockable bootloader that will enable developers to access hardware …

Verizon Wireless to launch Motorola XOOM on February 24th; $599.99 on contract

February 22nd, 2011

Verizon Wireless on Tuesday confirmed its plans to launch Motorola’s highly anticipated Honeycomb tablet on Thursday, February 24th. The carrier also confirmed pricing for the device, which will cost $599.99 with a two-year service contract or $799.99 without a contract. 3G data service will start at $20 per month for 1GB of data. Verizon notes …

User guide for Motorola XOOM leaked

February 18th, 2011

Admit it, you can’t wait to get your hands on the world’s first Android 3.0 tablet, the Motorola XOOM. The problem is, we still don’t have a concrete release date. If you’re looking for a little additional information to whet your appetite until that date does come, look no further. The gang over at Droid-Life …

Motorola CEO defends XOOM tablet’s $800 price tag

February 17th, 2011

At Mobile World Congress on Wednesday, Motorola Mobility chief executive Sanjay Jha came to the defense of the company’s decision to price its first Android tablet at $800. The Motorola XOOM will be a flagship Android tablet when it launches in the near future, and Motorola has slapped on a flagship price tag. With 3G connectivity, …

Connected device sales will grow 77% to 39 million in 2011, Berg Insight says

February 17th, 2011

In a report titled Emerging Wireless Consumer Devices published this month by Berg Insight, the firm claims that sales of connected consumer devices will grow 77% in 2011. Berg estimates that 22 million consumer devices with embedded cellular connectivity were sold in 2010, and that number will nearly double in 2011 to 39 million. In …