Ok, someone asked me to post our findings on the side by side comparison of both the iPad (me) vs the Xoom (husband).
I prefer Apple. He prefers Android.
Here is what we have so far:
On entering a web address into the URL bar to a site neither of us has visited yet on the mobile devices, both Safari and Terra smoked Google Chrome by loading a min of 20-30 sec faster (often even longer for him).
He has Flash Player, so he gets a point for that. But neither of us has Java for games online, etc. (more controversial issues I know). Sorry But Cloud and Swifter Apps both fail for Flash content for me so far.
Some of his Apps are free, but most are the same.
The Xoom is as heavy as a brick while the iPad is more like a frisbee
He was able to replace his native keyboard to a more natural one with arrow keys. I know this a controversial issue but I still miss the arrow keys.
I have arthritis and it's a challenge for me to not have them. I plan to go the way of an App to type then copy/paste.
Dragon is free for us and that App is WAY more accurate on the iPad. I use it a lot for writing in lieu of typing.
Each has it's own pros and cons. It's a matter of preference really. He has an Android phone so the Xoom was a better choice due to comfort.
He is Apple challenged.
I didn't even consider a Xoom. Hands down I pick the iPad over other tablets any day.
I'll try to add more as we each discover our newest gadgets.