- February 24, 2011 08.00am EST
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Motorola Xoom: The Unboxing
The Motorola Xoom is the first device to ship with Android 3.0—Google's first operating system designed specifically for tablets. It's being tested in the PCMag labs right now, so look for the full review for our take on the device, but until then we've got plenty of photos of the Xoom, its packaging, and some of its accessories.
The accessories included in the slideshow are the Motorola Bluetooth Keyboard, Standard Dock, Speaker HD Dock and Portfolio Case. Pricing for these items has yet to be announced.
There's not much in the box with the Motorola Xoom: just a micro-USB cable, a proprietary charging cable and some documentation. Not all parts of the Motorola Xoom are fully functional yet—the microSD memory slot doesn't work, and the 4G cellualar radio is not built into the device. (Motorola says it will be upgraded for free, though since it's hardware we have no idea how that's actually going to happen.) Motorola included plastic place holders in place of a 4G SIM card and microSD card (see the slideshow for more).
The included media dock is very straightforward—it connects to a monitor via micro-HDMI, and mirrors what is on the Motorola Xoom's screen. Both screens remain on and at a resolution of 1,280 by 800 pixels.
I've included a few shots of the Xoom next to my Motorola Droid, to give a perspective on its size. The 10.1-inch LCD dwarfs the 3.7-inch Droid, but the tablet isn't much deeper.
To showcase Android 3.0, I threw in some close ups of the dedicated multitasking button and the notification area. These two features have been retooled to take advantage of higher-resolution/larger displays that Android 3.0 is designed for.
For more information, check out our Motorola Xoom review.
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