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March 4, 2011

Motorola Xoom: Good tablet, but bad timing

  • One big blemish mars an otherwise delightful package: its price tag.
  • By RACHEL METZ
    AP Technology Writer

    SAN FRANCISCO — Motorola's Xoom has been hailed as the most likely tablet computer to rival Apple's iPad — the first with the goods to compete against the uncontested leader in this nascent but rapidly growing market.

    After trying it out, I found it to be a great gadget that, in many ways, can keep up with the black slab from Apple. The first black slab, that is. Unfortunately, Apple said Wednesday that it will start selling a new, improved iPad next week, which will likely make it difficult for the Xoom to snag many users.


     
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