Motorola Unveils Xoom 4G Android Tablet

Motorola has unveiled its upcoming Android-based Xoom tablet at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

The 10.1-inch Xoom packs a powerful Nvidia Tegra 2 dual core processor and is set to run on Google's new Android 3.0 Honeycomb, an operating system designed specifically for tablet devices.

Motorola said that the tablet will be available for both 3G and 4G networks, and has partnered with US wireless carrier Verizon to offer it on the company's new 4G network.

The Xoom will also come with full Flash support and HD capabilities, along with a front (2 MP) and rear (5 MP) facing cameras. The front facing camera can be used with Google Talk to initiate video conferencing and the rear can take high definition videos.

The tablet comes with full HD recording capabilities and 32 GB of internal memory. Google's new 3D Maps app and the Google ebook library app will also come pre-loaded on the device.

The Xoom is due out in the first quarter 2011.