Posts tagged Motorola
This Is How You Sell Zero Tablets
Best Buy has a pre-order page for the Motorola Xoom, the tablet that introduced the world to Android 3.0 at CES this year and whose Super Bowl commercial took a dig at the Apple way of doing things. I was actually anticipating the release of the Xoom because there are some interesting things google is doing in Android 3.0 and the Xoom seems to be the Droid of the tablets.
Excited or not though, I don’t know who is going to pay 1200 dollars for a tablet when we live in an world where you can buy an iPad for as little as 500 dollars. Even the most expensive iPad is $830. I don’t think the iPad has the best experience, it’s the reason I don’t own one, but it is the best known experience. And if you are going to be making a tablet you have to compete with Apple on price.
I was already sad that there is no Wi-Fi only option. The reason Apple get’s to say it has an iPad for 500 dollars is because they have a WiFi only 16gig version. The Xoom is stuck at 32 gigs with 3G, so of the six iPad sku’s they are forced to compete with the most expensive two.
I just have to hope that this isn’t final. Someone at Motorola must have been to an Apple store and seen their iPad prices, right? The pre-orders go live on Thursday. We’ll see if anything changes then.
UPDATE: It seems the Best Buy page has vanished. Maybe the price will go down?
Motorola Xoom - Empower the People
I like that Motorola is making the Xoom out to be a tablet for productivity, rather that consumption. There was quite a nod to Apple here, to both their 1984 Superbowl ad as well as the abundance of white headphones. Really interesting ad, it’s obvious what Motorola is trying to say here. Curious to see how the Xoom does at retail.
I talked about this a bit during CES. But man the Atrix is a cool device. Moto just released this video and it really makes me want this. Having your phone with a dock attachment also be your computer is genius. This is how the future should work. display and keyboard shells are left at home and at work and you just connect your phone and everything is always in exactly the state you left it.
Motorola Droid Pro
BlackBerry addicts looking for a more modern OS, your phone is here. Portrait QWERTY keyboard, push email, GSM/CDMA ready, 1GHz processor, 5 megapixel camera, all running on Android 2.2.
This is clearly Android’s business solution. If Google wants to start taking market share away from BlackBerry this is the way to do it. This phone is better looking and runs more applications on a better OS. No brainer right? The only remaining question is the keyboard. Can it hold up?