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Telstra to launch Motorola XOOM tablet in May

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motorolathumbXOOM on NEXT G

Motorola’s popular XOOM tablet will be launched in Australia next month on the Telstra Next G network.

Already released to good reviews in the US, the Motorola XOOM has a 10.1-inch high definition screen, 32GB of internal memory and 1GB RAM.

There’s also a 1GB dual-core processor on board plus a 2 megapixel front and 5 megapixel rear facing camera.   

And being connected to Telstra’s fast and reliable Next G network the XOOM will also allow users to stay connected when they are out and about.

The device is running the latest Android 3.0 Honeycomb operating system and includes Google Maps 5.0 which features 3D interaction.

Users will also have access to more than 150,000 apps from the Android Market and enjoy a full web browsing experience complete with Flash compatibility.

“Motorola XOOM arrives at a time when Australians are embracing both mobile tablets and devices powered by Android in record numbers,” says Warwick Bray, executive director, Telstra mobility products.

“Motorola XOOM’s high-definition touch screen and powerful operating software will make it possible for more Australians to enjoy video, mobile web browsing, gaming and magazines on the go.

“It brings together beautifully integrated services like Gmail and YouTube, a world of Android apps and an interface that’s easy for our customers to personalise with apps, shortcuts and widgets.”

The Motorola XOOM will be released on the Telstra Next G network in May

Motorola Mobility managing director Timo Brouwer says the XOOM has been designed with the user in mind.

“It provides more ways to have fun, connect with friends and be productive while on the go,” he said.

“Whether surfing the Web, watching the latest hit movie as it was intended or video-chatting with friends, Motorola XOOM will delight customers with its ease of use, speed and vivid graphics, as well as its Motorola Smart Accessories.”

The Motorola XOOM can support up to 10 hours of video playback and can be fully recharged in three and a half hours.

Pricing on the Motorola XOOM has not been announced and will be revealed closer to launch date.

 The Motorola XOOM will be running Android 3.0 Honeycomb operating system