Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Should you buy a Xoom or an iPad 2?

Motorola's Xoom tablet runs on Andriod Honeycomb.  This totally sucked me in because it was being designed for tablets and I drooled when I saw it in action.  I had money in my hands and was ready to buy. But then something happened:

Tech journalists couldn't use the OS at CES.

Then the Xoom won't ship with flash support.

Then it will have to be sent back to have a 4G/LTE retrofitting.

They clearly rushed this to market and frankly, all of this scared the shit out of me.

Today, I'm staying with the iPad and hope that the competition forces amazing advances in iOS (and Honeycomb for that matter)

By the way, if you would like a peek into the design differences and marketing approaches of Motorola and Apple, take a look at these screen caps of the product pages.  It really says it all, doesn't it?