Consumer Reports has a pretty spotty history when it comes to backing Apple products (the iPhone 4 “death grip” issue should ring a bell here), but the long time consumer advocate publication isn’t reserved in the slightest when it comes to propping up Apple’s second generation iPad as the overall best tablet computer on the market today. Just recently, Consumer Reports wrote; “After almost a year in which the Apple iPad has been virtually the only game in town in tablet computers some serious competitors are finally hitting the market. Yet in Consumer Reports latest test results of the 10 More >
Motorola is set to curtail production of its XOOM tablet beginning in April and product is set to halt after June according to an unconfirmed report. The Industry watcher, DigiTimes cites anonymous sources from within component suppliers in claiming that XOOM production in the first quarter of 2011 met forecasts of between 700,000 and 800,000 units. Motorola’s manufacturing partners are expected to ship between 400,000 and 500,000 units in March, and then April production will drop to 300,000 tablets.
May’s production will reportedly dip further and DigiTimes claims Motorola will stop More >
In a recent press release, Motorola Mobility announced the release of it’s Wi-Fi only XOOM tablet in the United States. Available starting March 27th, for $599, the 32 GB device will be available at Amazon.com, Best Buy, Costco, RadioShack, select Sam’s Club locations, Staples, and Walmart. The XOOM was the first tablet to launch with Google’s Honeycomb operating system (Android 3.0) back in February. The price tag, which has been a point of contention among technology analysts mirrors that of Apple’s 32GB Wi-Fi iPad. How many of you are excited about the XOOM or are you guys going to stick More >