The Motorola Xoom Giveaway, Round 1by Anand Lal Shimpi on April 15, 2011 7:35 PM EST
When we reviewed Motorola's Xoom, all that was available was the $799 3G version. Since then Motorola has released a more affordable $599 WiFi only edition with 32GB of NAND on board. Inside the Xoom, as you're all familiar with is NVIDIA's Tegra 2 SoC. Tegra 2 was Google's reference SoC for the Honeycomb release of Android, and thus it's been the heart and soul of all recently announced Honeycomb tablets.
NVIDIA, eager to parade its success with Tegra 2, shipped me a box containing four WiFi Motorola Xooms to give away to our most loyal readers. Here's a shot of the four:
Now the plan: we'll be giving one away every two days until we're out of WiFi Xooms. Sound good?
To enter the contest simply respond to this post with comment explaining something you'd like to see in the next-generation of tablets or SoCs (please only respond once). Good luck!
Now the rules. This contest is unfortunately only available to US residents in one of the 50 states. I realize that AnandTech is an international site and I do highly value all of our readers, unfortunately extending the contest rules outside of the US is a bit more than we're able to reliably handle today. That's not to say that we won't at some point in the future, we just have little experience doing such things and don't want to get burned early on.
Secondly, you are only allowed to enter once.
Entries will be accepted from 7:35 PM ET on April 15, 2011 through 7:35 PM ET on April 17, 2011. Winner will be selected by April 18, 2011.
Good luck everyone :)
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carmichael - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - linkThat would be nice
pikatung - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - linkSecond on pen input!
dnd728 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - linkJust FYI, HTC Flyer has/will have that.
Phan4tom - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - linkHi resolution screen, like the iPhone 4
countdooku23 - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - linkBattery life is key for me too!
anik.m - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - linkI want both pen and touch based input, also nfc chip
BcWilk - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - linkYes, an stylus input, and 12 inch screens. That would move these from internet toys to business computers.
Naviblue - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - linkDefinitely why I like the HTC tablet, but zoom kicks some butt too!
und3rcov3r - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - linkI agree a pen input would be nice. I'm curious to see after a few months just how well the Xoom is doing in comparison to the other android tablets and especially the current crown holder.
ppod - Saturday, April 16, 2011 - linkyes, pen input is very nice to have