picked up xoom to compare with my ipad 2.....Fail!

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  1. STi

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    It is horrible...The screen sux and the choppiness is still there like galaxy tab...I guess honeycomb didn't fix it:(
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    Competition

    The bean counters have lowered their sales estimates from 400,000 to 300,000 ... that's 25% down. Then a German Bank mentioned that Xoom has sold less than 100,000 in two months. Motorola was blown away with Anandtech's review in graphics. There are very few apps written for the Xoom ... most came from Antroid phones. They haven't delivered the 4G circuits yet, USB doesn't work from what I know ... Perhaps you can update us. Also Flash 10.2 is supposed to be out. How does it look?

    Thanks for sharing.
     
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    No wonder they call it" Doom".
     
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    I played with one this past weekend at Staples. Did it seem heavy to you? And the screen was so dull and gloomy. Maybe it needed to be charged.

    There really is no comparison.
     
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    The screen is dark and it is heavy to hold. For $600 ( WIFI model) the choice is clearly the Ipad.
     
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    I actually really wanted to buy a XOOM, with it's promises of openess and flash support. I spent quite a bit of time on the Motorola's official forums.

    First thing that turned me from it was the lack of DRM support. Android prides itself on being open and free, however, it's a nightmare for studios. It's like a city with no cops, in that no one wants to open up shop. Second, the battery life is only about 7 hours in real active usage.

    I could've overlooked them and got around those problems. However, I saw one in person and I couldnt get over how bad the screen looks. You can see dark lines between the pixels (as if they were in little grids as opposed to a seemless image.) This is more apparant in gray and white backgrounds. The ironic part of it all was that the Google.com looked terrible.

    The big problem with android (I have an android phone) is that google is more concerned about developing new features rather than making existing features work better. In the end, android can do more things than iOS but it seems to do everything half-assed as opposed to polished ecosystem of Apple.

    After wasting a few months researching and contemplating getting a WiFi only XOOM, I decided to not pay the early adopter price and ordered an iPad 2.
     
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    I liked the xoom. It did seem heavy after holding the iPad. Not just heavy, but awkward. I suppose it depends on what you're used to.
     
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    Very awkward. I kept wanting to stretch it!
     
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    It's because it's 16x9 as opposed to 4x3 ratio. It's also optimized for landscape viewing. The torque is just a lot more since the device is longer and you hold it farther away from the center of its gravity.
     
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    for some hardware and software issues the xoom may have a slight edge on the ipad however due to sheer number of apps you would have to be an embicile to choose the xoom. android market is practically nil compared to what you have on the ipad.
    it's like buying your groceries at a 7/11 where selection is limited and overpriced vs. a super target where you have everything under the sun (and then some)
     
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