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Motorola Xoom (photos)

Take a closer look at the Motorla Xoom, the first Android Honeycomb tablet available on Verizon.

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The Motorola Xoom tablet is the first to run Google's tablet-optimized Honeycomb version of Android. It is due out February 24, available on Verizon.
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A view of the connections on the bottom of the Xoom tablet, which includes Micro-HDMI output.
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Barely visible on the side of the Motorola Xoom are two buttons for volume control.
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A wireless Bluetooth keyboard accessory ($69) is available for the Xoom, though any Bluetooth keyboard should work.
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A $129 HD dock accessory is also available for the Xoom, allowing you to mirror the onscreen tablet experience to a television.
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Compared with the Apple iPad, the Xoom is a little wider and shorter in landscape orientation. Because of a slimmer bezel, its total size is slightly smaller than the iPad, in spite of its larger screen.
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Up until now, the best Android tablets have been running versions of Android 2.2. Examples include the Samsung Galaxy Tab (right).
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The Xoom's multitouch keyboard is a breeze to type on. Unlike the iPad, buttons for tab, emoticon, and settings are available directly from the keyboard.

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