After months of waiting, Honeycomb has arrived at PhoneDog! Aaron reviews the Motorola XOOM, the first real competitor to the Apple iPad. It sports a 1 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor, 10.1-inch display, Android 3.0 (Honeycomb), 5-megapixel camera, and a front-facing camera for video calling. Honeycomb is a huge leap from Froyo, with a more tablet-centric interface, additional widgets, and an excellent Chrome-like browsing experience.
It's a fantastic tablet with a much-improved operating system, but the price point - $599.99 with a two-year contract at Verizon and $799 retail - may sway potential buyers to the iPad, which starts at $499. Is it worth spending $800 on? We'll find out. Part 2 of 2.