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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lordbob99 - Thursday, April 21, 2011 - linkso you can actually use it all the time without worrying you'll run out of juice
thayden56 - Thursday, April 21, 2011 - linkI could use one of these.
IPcamper - Thursday, April 21, 2011 - linkWonder what the odds for winning will be?
The Xoom like like a nice tablet to try out.
UnCommonGrafx - Thursday, April 21, 2011 - linkI would like to see a powerful tablet aimed at schools and IT administrators.
Right now, they are more for browsing and the like.
Having read about Intel gettng into the SoC game, I would very much like to see my desktop apps run on my tablet.
Jon03021 - Friday, April 22, 2011 - linkI really thought google's chrome OS was a glimpse of the future. being able to access your cloud computer anywhere by a simple login just makes logical sense to me.
Tablets are so small and light, it makes them very conveinent to use. I expect down the road when they become cheaper, a tablet might have the feeling of being disposable. And when I say disposable, I mean if one were to become misplaced or broken it wouldn't be as devastating as loosing your laptop. Because all you would have to do is just buy another, login and you're back to where you were. Tablets will drop in price and when they do, this is when I picture my vision being plausible.
I'm typing this comment on my iPad 2. I love the idea of tablets and the practicality of them. I can't wait to see what the market will be like in the coming years.
anon3803 - Friday, April 22, 2011 - linkI think a pico-projector built into a tablet would be helpful. They could also sell portable scrollable white screens for cheap as well.
starbot - Friday, April 22, 2011 - linkbetter screen display for outdoor use and reduced glare.
bstewart - Friday, April 22, 2011 - linkA more standard USB port for peripherals such as external hard-drives, mice, keyboards.
anandreader346 - Friday, April 22, 2011 - linkThe ability to vitrualize corporate e-mail, apps, and intranet in an OS separate from personal apps, something akin to Good Technologies offering but more robust. Good's offering is remiss (not so good) in some areas, specifically, sending/receiving encrypted email. The overall environment is encrypted, but it cannot handle e-mail encrypted by the corporate e-mail server.
The use of a separate virtual environments for corporate/personal use on 1 device would elimnate the need for two devices, while having flexibility on apps used on the personal OS.
pay2play - Friday, April 22, 2011 - linkHigher capacity hard drives.