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While looking for the latest tab today, I just found this newest gadget from Motorola named Motorola XOOM. This is said to be the first smart phone tab that will be using Android 3.0 (HoneyComb) with dual-core ARM-based Tegra 2 chipset and 3D Graphics Accelerator. This said iPad competitor will be released on February 24, 2011 in the US (not yet official) using Verizon as the data service. Latest news about its price states that it costs about $1,199.99 excluding the monthly worth of Verizon’s data service. That’s really expensive. I am wondering how it will cost in the Philippines if it arrives. Maybe it will reach up to P60K or more. If it will be its price then how can it compete on iPad 64K which only costs P35K?

Well maybe the specifications of the newest Motorola XOOM makes it really that costly. Here’s the specification of this tab:

  • Dimension: 9.80 x 6.61 x 0.51 (249 x 167.8 x 12.9 mm) – much bigger than the iPad.
  • Weight: 25.75 oz (730 g) – same weight with iPad
  • Screen: 10″ Touch Screen with 1280 x 800 pixels resolution
  • Operating System: Android 3.0 Honeycomb
  • Processor: Dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 1000Mhz
  • Memory: 1024 MB RAM with 32GB Built-in Memory and can add a maximum of 3GB microSD/ microSDHC
  • Camera:  5 MP with dual LED / 2MP Camera
  • Video: 1280×720 (720p HD) (30 fps) / MPEG4, H.263, H.264
  • Audio: MP3, AAC, AAC+, AMR
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth, USB, Wifi, HDMI, DLNA
  • Batterly Life: Unknown (no information about this yet but I am hoping that it will be much better than the Samsung Galaxy Tab)

Later, I will just update this article if in case this gadget is already available in the Philippines.


  1. Everizza

    My dad was in Malaysia last year. He bought me one costing $600+ dollar ($1 = P43.00). I’m very satisfied my the spec. A lot better than the Samsung products I canvassed before.

  2. iem dane

    man i know where to find 1 of this here in phil. My brother here in cavite is selling it for 28k.

  3. wow! i love it! waiting for its coming to the philippines!

  4. fiona

    help pls…will be in the Philippines in few days….I do bought this Motorola Xoom in Germany…I need a flatrate simcard that I could use in the Philippines so I could use the navi etc…here…will I be able to get one then there???any help..ideas???tnx…

  5. marlon

    got this item in Canada,,, pretty awesome than Ipad2,,,, it costs only CAD 500 r roughly P22,000….excellent gadget and lots of apps in the adroid market for free,,,and some can be purchased at a cheaper price!!!!

  6. Brixton

    I bought my xoom in Singapore. it cost around 30,000 pesos.

  7. mr. LULZ

    @Lann how much was ur xoom in the phils? i live in cavite.

  8. Rey

    How much does it cost in Philippines?
    Hope its cheaper than Apple Ipad 2…
    Does it has a slot for simcard/internet data provider in Ph?
    I love this tablet…

    1. marlon

      in the phils the price is estimated from P24,000 to P 35,000…..excellent gadget,,,,the apps are very comparable to the Ipad2,,the only thing is its heavier that ipad2 but in terms of apps they are the same, in fact, as a whole, its way better than Ipad2….

  9. Lann

    I have my motorola Xoom wifi only, but can’t find any accessories for my xoom here in manila. Hope it will come to Ph soon.

  10. creed

    i’ve heard that this is coming to the Phils .. how much would be the price then?..

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