The Motorola Xoom and why I don't care
by, 01-10-2011 at 03:51 PM (2686 Views)
This thing is wining CES awards left and right, so why don't I care? Because you can't really evaluate it. Notice that in the photo, the Xoom is in the hands of a Motorola rep. They would not let people touch it, hold it, or play with it. Not only that, but that amazing Honeycomb OS that it's running is just a video demo! You can't touch it and it's just looping a video that shows off a demo of the OS. How are you supposed to form any kind of informed opinion off that? Sure, it's got a lot of potential to be amazing.
It has a great back camera and another in front for video conferencing:
And it has a crazy high res screen (1280x800), but how are we supposed to know what that even means for the Android interface when we can't actually control any of the apps?
I don't know. I don't how this thing is winning awards when the people giving out the awards haven't even been able to hold one or test the software. Maybe I'm just jaded by all the cool stuff from last year that never materialized. I mean, this is Motorola, I'm sure it's not vaporware. But I'm also not going to get all excited about something that I'm not allowed to touch and poke through the software on.