Motorola Xoom

Motorola’s foray into the Android tablet market – the 10.1-inch Motorola Xoom – is set to land on Australian shores in May, thanks to Telstra. Pricing and release are yet to be nailed down, but inside word is the device will be available with a mobile repayment option (MRO) or via outright purchase.

Warwick Bray, executive director of Telstra Mobility Products, heaped praise on the Xoom tablet in a statement.

“Motorola Xoom arrives at a time when Australians are embracing both mobile tablets and devices powered by Android in record numbers,” he said.

Motorola is holding an event in early May, which is tipped to be the official release of the Xoom tablet and the Atrix smartphone.

  • Peter

    Imported my xoom and finding very good. First android device and find it very good, lots to learn and fun finding new app. Coming from an phone and having no troubles, cannot wait until the galaxy 2′s I ordered at the same time arrive next week:-)

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  • DucatiGuy

    I’ve lost confidence in both Telstra and Motorola since they broke my Defy.

    It came back from being repaired (allegedly by Motorola) with a software ‘upgrade’ that took it from having the best reception of any phone I’ve tried to by far the worst. When I bought the phone it had Blue Tick status (suitable for rural areas) but Telstra recently announced that status was withdrawn.

    I’m pretty sure this was due to a fault with the phone whereby in areas of marginal reception, with Background Data turned on, it would poll the cell tower so hard that both phone and tower would melt down. That was the reason for my repair; I accidentally left Background Data on and even though the phone was on the charger overnight the battery was flat next morning and the phone was almost too hot to touch! The two other Defys in the household show similar behaviour.

    My office is in a rural area with marginal reception and now I get no reception at all so I my beloved Defy is just useless junk.

    Telstra have no other Android phones suitable for rural use. I’m hoping the Atrix will be the solution but I’ll believe that when I see it pull in a signal in my office.

  • techa

    with or without the 4G LTE update…?

    • http://ausdroid.net Buzz Moody

      That’s a very good question.

    • Kiners2000

      it will b without LTE because australia doesn’t have LTE

      • techa

        then no 4g? so wont be good too travel with should i just import…..?

  • Dsmith6182

    Will be interesting to see how the pricing compares to the Galaxy Tab 10.1v on Vodafone. If competitive, Telstra might have a sale.

  • Phil D

    This may be a stupid question, but has happened to Notion Ink’s Adam? It all seems to have gone quiet.

  • Anonymous

    I hope the pricing is nice…. I do like the xoom!

    • Kiners2000

      yeah but i would wait, the asus transformer and the acer Iconia Tab A500 is up there with the xoom and its cheaper if the pricing is similar to the states

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  • Wicked

    Definitely good news. Be sure to join the number 1 Xoom forum on the web http://www.xoomforums.com