During yesterday’s Superbowl, Motorola hyped its new Xoom tablet – and took a major dig at Apple and its customers with their intro commercial, embedded above.
Motorola’s commercial is kind of fun – but it’s also a bit confused, given that the iPad has an insanely high satisfaction rating.
As successful as iPad has been though, and as much as it’s taken off as a music platform, there are a lot of people looking for something different.
The specs for the Xoom look interesting:
- 10.1-inch capacitive screen – 1280×800
- 5MP HD camcorder (front-facing cam included)
- Dual-core ARM-based Tegra 2 chipset,
- 1080p HD video playback.
- Android 3.0 Honeycomb operating system.
- Adobe Flash 10.1 Player support.
- Built-in gyroscope, barometer, e-compass and accelerometer
The Motorolla Xoom is expected to sell for $799 for a 3G-enabled 32GB device, and will be available in late February.
It’s too early to know how the Xoom and other Android 3.0 tablets will compare to the iPad as a music platform.
The Xoom’s specs look good, at least compared to last year’s iPad. More powerful processors, especially, should make more powerful music apps possible.
Apple’s iPad platform has the advantage of hundreds of music apps and significant support from music app developers and hardware manufactures. These will be hard for the Android platform to catch up with. The competition, though, should ultimately beneficial to all tablet computer users.
Are you following the development of Android as a music tablet platform? What do you think of the prospects of the Xoom as a music platform?