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Telecom New Zealand and Motorola launch Xoom tablet
Posted on 13-Jul-2011 08:33 | Tags Filed under: News

Telecom New Zealand and Motorola launch Xoom tablet
Motorola Mobility, Inc. has teamed up with Telecom New Zealand to launch the Motorola XOOM tablet in New Zealand. The Motorola XOOM will work exclusively on Telecom New Zealand’s XT smartphone network, providing a fast internet tablet experience.

Motorola XOOM is built on the Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) platform and features a 1GHz dual-core processor, 1 GB RAM, front and rear-facing cameras and true multi-tasking as well as support for Adobe Flash 10.2 for watching video on the web and more.

The 10.1-inch 1280x800 widescreen HD display enables video content that’s richer and clearer than ever before. Support for HDMI enables viewing of videos and movies on larger screens, like your own HD television. A 5MP rear-facing camera captures HD video, and a 2MP front-facing camera enables clear video chats using Google Talk.

“The Motorola XOOM is exactly the kind of device our XT smartphone network was built for and really shows off its speed and capability,” said Telecom’s Chief Marketing Officer Kieren Cooney.

“The exceptional performance of Motorola XOOM means you’ve got truly fast internet at your fingertips, so you can connect with friends, do business on the move or just relax and surf the web from your couch. Using the XOOM on our smartphone network truly offers a spectacular experience,” said Cooney.

“In today’s fast-paced mobile device market, Motorola XOOM re-defines the tablet experience,” said Timo Brouwer, managing director, Motorola Mobility ANZ and South Pacific. “Motorola XOOM is the next generation of tablet, and the one after that. Designed from the ground up with the user in mind, it provides more ways to have fun, connect with friends and be productive while on the go. Whether surfing the Web, watching the latest hit movie as it was intended or video-chatting with friends, Motorola XOOM will delight customers with its ease of use, speed and vivid graphics, as well as its Motorola Smart Accessories.”

The latest Google Mobile services include Google Maps 5.0 with 3D interaction and access to over 200,000 apps from Android Market. Motorola XOOM also supports a beta version of Adobe Flash Player 10.2 downloadable from Android Market, enabling delivery of rich Flash-based web content including videos, casual games and rich internet applications.

Motorola XOOM also features a built-in gyroscope, barometer, e-compass, accelerometer and adaptive lighting. The tablet supports up to ten hours of video playback and charges quickly in just 3.5 hours.

Motorola XOOM will be available online or at Telecom stores and dealers from 14 July 2011 at a recommended retail price of NZ$1,149.

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