The good: The first tablet to combine Google's Android 3.0 software (now upgradable to Android 4.0), Motorola's knack for great hardware, and Verizon's 4G network, theXoomtablet technically offers a more powerful, more capable alternative to Apple's original iPad.
The bad: It's expensive, heftier than the iPad 2, and novice users may balk at Android's read-the-manual attitude.
The bottom line: Despite some useful features, the Xoom's high price and bulky design make it a less than desirable tablet offering.
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