Motorola unveils Xoom tablet at CES (live blog)

In product parade, company also touts Atrix as the "the world's most powerful smartphone," and shows off laptop shell for docking your phone, the Cliq 2, and Droid Bionic.

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Among other new products, Motorola introduces its new Android-based Xoom (pronounced zoom) tablet at a CES press conference today. Josh Miller/CNET

Editor's note: This live event has concluded, but as expected, it featured the introduction of Motorola's new Xoom tablet, as well as a parade of other new wares including the Atrix, Cliq 2, Droid Bionic and a laptop shell for docking your phone. Click here for a recap of what was announced at the event. You can also replay our live blog in the Cover It Live module below.

LAS VEGAS--Motorola is expected to finally take the wraps off the long-awaited Google Android tablet at the Consumer Electronics Show here Wednesday.

The device uses Google's Android operating system. Motorola showed off the new tablet in early December at a press conference.

The Motorola tablet will be one of many new Android-based PC tablets coming to market in the next several months. Other cell phone makers are also taking the plunge into the market. Last year, Samsung introduced the first Google Android tablet, called the Galaxy Tab. And itjust announced a Wi-Fi-only version..

This press conference also marks the very first one that Motorola will hold after the company split into two entities. Earlier this week, Motorola officially split into two separate companies: Motorola Mobility and Motorola Solutions.

CNET will be live-blogging the news from the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas where Motorola will hold its press conference starting at 4 p.m. PT. Click on the Cover It Live module below to follow along.

Editors' note: The original, pre-event version of this story was published January 4 at 6:32 p.m. PT.