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Motorola Atrix and Xoom launch!

February 26th, 2011 No comments

So, if you haven’t noticed already, the Motorola Atrix and Xoom release dates have been pushed up to February 24th…earlier than what we originally thought, and that date has passed already. In other words, the Atrix and the Xoom (Motorola’s new flagship smartphone and tablet, respectively) have been released!

The Xoom is available for $799 and requires a data contract with Verizon, making it even more expensive. The good news is, the Xoom is 4G ready, meaning it can get 4G once the network is ready for it. Another reason for its rather high price of entry is because it is offered with 32gb of built in memory, while the current iPad starts at 16gb. It could also be argued that the Motorola Xoom is far more capable than the iPad, with a faster dual core 1ghz Nvidio Tegra 2 processor, much more ram at 1gb, and front and back cameras. Lets not forget that Apple has just announced a media event for March 2nd however, and that new iPads will likely be competitive with the Xoom in specs, but may undercut the price.

The Atrix, along with its innovative laptop dock, have also launched. The Atrix seems to be getting good reviews, but the dock is not. The dock is also very expensive, at $499 solo. Nonetheless, I hope other manufacturers at least consider this feature and hopefully improve upon it with lower price points and better software.

Nvidia announce quad core SOC, ready by August for tablets

February 15th, 2011 No comments

The above photo provided by Engadget is, to me, a perfect illustration of just how far we have come, as that tiny chip is a Quad core SOC announced by Nvidia. Code named Kal-El (which is superman’s original name back on his home planet), this little guy is expected to be availble in tablets around the August timeframe and is roughly twice as powerful as current dual core Tegra cpu’s used in current smartphones and tablets, as well as 3 times as powerful in graphics processing, thanks to its TWELVE cores! After you stop violently twitching from orgasmic spazzing, check out the link below for more details:

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