Excited about the iPad.? So are we -- we even managed to ignore the new tablet's frankly ludicrous name and cranked our excitement-ometer up to 'high'. But some small print on an online flyer now suggests the Xoom isn't going to ship with Flash support. Which would be a bit rubbish -- it's the main thing that sets it apart from the
The Verizon flyer -- spotted by a keen-eyed Engadget reader -- explains in no uncertain terms why you really should own a Xoom. It's the first tablet to be running Android 3.0 -- , which is Google's stab at a tablet-specific mobile operating system. It also has a 1GHz dual-core processor and a great big 10.1-inch display.
But as you can see in the image above, there's a guilty asterisk by the "Flash-enabled for video-rich Web" bulletpoint. Perform a little 'Xoom-and-enhance' on the small print and you'll see it states, "Adobe Flash expected spring 2011."
The Xoom is available on Verizon in the US on 24 February, so those who acquire a Xoom on launch day could have a few weeks to wait before Flash support appears. The delay could be because the latest version of Flash isn't optimised for Honeycomb.
We'll have to wait and see whether there's a delay when the Xoom hits the UK, and whether this affects...