The Motorola Xoom Giveaway, Round 2by Anand Lal Shimpi on April 19, 2011 1:30 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. We're still trying to contact the winner of the first Xoom. Remember you have seven days to claim your prize otherwise you forefit it. Also remember that the contest is only available to legal residents of the United States (excluding Puerto Rico). Be sure to read the eligibility section to make sure you aren't disqualified if you win!
Here's a shot of the remaining three:
We'll be giving one away every two days until we're out of WiFi Xooms. Sound like a plan?
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 basic rules. The contest is only available to US residents and you're only allowed to enter once - for full details read below.
Entries will be accepted from 1:30 PM ET on April 19, 2011 through 1:30 PM ET on April 21, 2011. Winner will be selected by April 22, 2011.
Good luck everyone :)
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XrazyAzn - Thursday, April 21, 2011 - linkIt would be nice if the next-generation tablets included invisible shield protection for the tablets and free Lojack for 2 years so people would have peace of mind if they decide to take their tablets outside with them.
papabear34 - Thursday, April 21, 2011 - linkI'd like to see tablets with more graphics and processing power. A real gaming tablet would be cool.
Zandar - Thursday, April 21, 2011 - linkThis would be an easy one. Code an app that allows a gamepad input; a true gaming pad, like the DS for the PS3. I know there are some apps out there for it, but if a company purpose coded one to work flawlessly with their own gamepad and tablet (for use with PS Suite, OnLive, or whatever else is out there), I would never purchase a console system again.
GrawlD - Thursday, April 21, 2011 - linkApps & hardware that would allow Common Access Cards (CAC) to be used in conjunction with the tablet would broaden its appeal to the Federal sector.
Ballanche - Thursday, April 21, 2011 - linkA bigger screen will be nice!
evilpaul666 - Thursday, April 21, 2011 - linkI don't have anything insightful to add, I'd just like one of these puppies.
tester42 - Thursday, April 21, 2011 - linkA USB port would solve a lot of issues and make it a great travel device
robopony - Thursday, April 21, 2011 - linkThe single most important thing to me in any mobile device is the battery life! If any tablet can last for 3 days on one charge with moderate web browsing, that would be the winner I'd choose!
tivo20 - Thursday, April 21, 2011 - linkIt should have a quad core for the next generation for more raw power.
tonyt87 - Thursday, April 21, 2011 - linkI need this for the toilet ^_^