Motorola XOOM

Motorola DROID XYBOARD 8.2 press photo leaked, name appears official

Motorola DROID XYBOARD 8.2 press photo leaked, name appears official

Verizon appear very much to be getting ready to release the next generation of Motorola tablets, one to replace the original XOOM, this time titled XYBOARD and looking to be situated in portrait position rather than the landscape we saw with the original. This device is set to have an 8.2-inch display, unique to the tablet world, may well have a quad-core processor by the time it's released more than likely inside 2012, and by the looks of it, this is going to by just as heavy duty as the original and more - look at that fabulous aluminum plate! But let's talk about the name for a minute - that name is just… interesting.

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Motorola XOOM 2 priced but pointless

Motorola XOOM 2 priced but pointless

Just this morning we got our first official glimpse of two new Motorola tablets, the XOOM 2 and the XOOM 2 Media Edition, and just now we've got the first prices as set by Clove. For those of you that've never been there, Clove is a retailer that tends to the UK, and prices for these new editions have been set at £325 + VAT for the XOOM 2 and £299 + VAT for the XOOM 2 Media Edition. For comparison, the XOOM original with Wi-fi only currently costs £274.99 at the same store and cost £449.99 at launch. With only incremental updates to the specifications of these tablets over the original XOOM, is this Motorola's idea of a joke?

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Motorola shipped only 100,000 XOOM tablets in Q3

Motorola shipped only 100,000 XOOM tablets in Q3

Motorola Mobility reported its Q3 earnings report today and revealed a gloomy future for its Motorola XOOM tablet. The company had shipped only 100,000 units of the tablet in this last quarter, which is far less than the 440,000 units shipped in the quarter before as well as the 250,000 units shipped in the quarter of the tablet's launch. It must also be noted that this is the number shipped and not necessarily the number actually sold.

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Google Docs enhanced for Android tablets

Google Docs enhanced for Android tablets

It was less than a year ago that Android first saw the official Google Docs app, and just this week we're seeing, for the first time, tablet optimization. When you've got a bigger screen, you've got much more room to add columns, rows, bigger content, and MORE content. That's what the folks at Google know, and that's what they've delivered. Experience for yourself the loveliness of the official Google presentation of a large-format Google Docs on tablets.

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Android Market update released for Honeycomb tablets

Android Market update released for Honeycomb tablets

Users tapping away on their Motorola XOOM tablets (of the Wi-fi variety) will be glad to find an over-the-air update coming to them today that includes nothing less than the newest version of the Android Market, one we've seen popping up on handsets of all kinds for the past couple of weeks. This newest version of the market re-arranges the way you search for and browse apps, retaining then the content of the market as well as the prices, your account, and basic bits along those lines. Hackers will soon be bringing this to Android tablets of all kinds, of course, leads on this included in the text below.

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Motorola XOOM 4G LTE upgrade starts tomorrow

Motorola XOOM 4G LTE upgrade starts tomorrow

The Motorola XOOM will finally be getting its long promised 4G LTE upgrade starting tomorrow. When the tablet first launched back in February, customers were told that it would initially only support 3G and that a 4G upgrade would be arriving shortly, but that was delayed to late summer with a time frame of sometime in September. Thankfully, the wait should be over soon, with the upgrade program kicking off tomorrow.

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Motorola Android tablet refresh kicks off November tip sources

Motorola Android tablet refresh kicks off November tip sources

Motorola's 7-inch Android tablet is set to arrive in November, while the company's second attempt at the 10.1-inch segment will follow on in December, according to Chinese reports. Compal is responsible for the design of the smaller slate, the Commercial Times claims, while Motorola has been developing its larger XOOM-replacement in-house; neither is expected to launch running Ice Cream Sandwich, according to the tipsters.

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How Target’s Mobile Ecosystem works and how it could Improve

How Target’s Mobile Ecosystem works and how it could Improve

Welcome to Minnesota, Earth - Target Brand department store originating right here in my midwest place of birth, aiming for and achieving a spread across North America like a wildfire - and like any forward thinking place of business, they want to get in on the mobile business to keep their show on the road. Therefor they've created Target Mobile Store, or simply "mobile" by Target Brand and powered by Simplexity - this group, if you did not know, only handles online sales of cell phones and wireless service, thus you wont see "SIMPLEXITY" plastered all over the electronics department at your local physical Target location. Inside the store you'll find an endcap with four devices, a wall full of display units, and several aisles away you'll find two Apple displays, another aisle containing two Android tablets.

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Motorola XOOM 4G LTE upgrade begins with pilot group next week

Motorola XOOM 4G LTE upgrade begins with pilot group next week

Motorola's long promised 4G LTE upgrade for the 3G XOOM tablet looks set for a September deployment. The time frame was confirmed by Motorola in an email to customers back in July and now they've sent out a new email, revealing that the upgrade process will kick off early for business and government XOOM customers. Apparently, they will function as a "pilot" program for the upgrade process before it's rolled out to the masses.

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Apple targets Motorola XOOM next in Euro tablet cull

Apple targets Motorola XOOM next in Euro tablet cull

Details of the Apple preliminary injunction against Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 have revealed that the Cupertino company is also targeting the Motorola XOOM in Europe, with a complaint already filed over the design of the Honeycomb slate. Although there's no confirmation that Apple is seeking a similar injunction against Motorola for European XOOM sales, FOSSPatents points to a third, local German tablet company, JAY-tech, which is also named in the paperwork and which has already been banned from selling its wares.

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SlashGear Weekly Roundup Video – July 31, 2011

SlashGear Weekly Roundup Video – July 31, 2011

This past week seems to be all about what's to happen this coming August and September, which look to be eventful months. Samsung began teasing its Galaxy S II for its US debut in August, while a white version was announced for the UK around the same time. Motorola confirmed that its Droid Bionic will launch in September and also arriving then is its 4G LTE upgrade for Motorola XOOM 3G customers. And of course the other major event that seems increasingly more certain to be in September is Apple's iPhone 5 launch. Continue after the cut for the full list and video roundup.

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