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 Motorola Unveils The Xoom Tablet Computer, CLIQ 2 DROID BIONIC and ATRIX 4G Smartphones
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Message Text: Motorola Mobility has jumped into the bustling tablet computer market with the "Xoom" touchscreen device powered by "Honeycomb," the latest version of Google's Android software.

At CEs 2011, the company also announced the relese of ATRIX 4G smartphone with AT&T, the CLIQ 2 with T-Mobile and the DROID BIONIC.

Meet The Xoom

Motorola Mobility's hotly awaited tablet computer, the "Xoom," will be available in the first quarter of the year, Motorola said.

The tablet is based on Google's new Android 3.0 Honeycomb operating system. The Honeycomb user experience improves on Android favorites such as widgets, multi-tasking, browsing, notifications and customization and features the latest Google Mobile innovations. Boasting a dual core processor with each core running at 1 GHz, delivering up to 2 GHz of processing power, and 10.1-inch widescreen HD display, Motorola XOOM gives Verizon Wireless customers a new type of mobile computing experience on a stylishly thin device that is 4G LTE upgradeable.

Motorola XOOM allows consumers to experience HD content right on the device, supports 1080p HD video and HDMI output to display content on larger HD screens, and plays video and other rich web content with Adobe Flash Player. Motorola XOOM features a front-facing 2-megapixel camera for video chats over Wi-Fi or 3G/4G LTE, as well as a rear-facing 5-megapixel camera that captures video in 720p HD. It delivers console-like gaming performance on its 1280x800 display, and features a built-in gyroscope, barometer, e-compass, accelerometer and adaptive lighting for new types of applications. It also features Google Maps 5.0 with 3D interaction and delivers access to Google eBooks and apps from Android Market.

For working on the go, Motorola XOOM provides constant connectivity − including connecting to Gmail or Exchange email; opening and editing documents, spreadsheets and presentations; and viewing calendars and sending out appointments or meeting notices - with mobile broadband speeds. Its mobile hotspot capability provides an online connection for up to five other Wi-Fi-enabled devices.

The Motorola XOOM device will launch as a 3G/Wi-Fi-enabled device in Q1 2011 with an upgrade to 4G LTE in Q2. Starting in Q2 2011 the Motorola XOOM will be a 4G LTE/Wi-Fi- enabled device.

New smartphones

Motorola also unveiled three new smartphones, the Atrix 4G, available through US telecom giant AT&T in the first quarter of the year, the Cliq 2 and the Droid Bionic.

The Motorola ATRIX 4G allows you to carry the power of mobile computing inside your pocket. It features Motorola's webtop application, which runs a full Mozilla Firefox 3.6 browser and supports Adobe Flash Player. Motorola ATRIX 4G includes a dual core processor with each core running at 1 GHz, delivering up to two GHz of processing power.

A laptop dock for the Atrix 4G allows a user to connect the phone to a computer monitor and surf the Web using a full Firefox desktop browser.

While in the webtop application users can run their Android applications in a window, browse their favorite websites with a full Firefox desktop browser, send instant messages and make phone calls, all at the same time. Calls continue uninterrupted if Motorola ATRIX 4G is removed from a dock. Users can take advantage of the ability to surf the web, view social networking, and use HTML5 web-based applications and supported cloud computing services. Plus, the new Entertainment Center feature lets users show all of the photos, music and videos they already enjoy on-the-go on a big screen in their living room. In the U.S., ATRIX 4G will feature the AT&T U-verse Mobile application, which allows users to schedule recordings, and for qualifying TV customers, download and watch hit TV shows on their smartphones.

Motorola ATRIX 4G provides consumers with instantaneous access to all their emails, files and media. While using the webtop application, business users with an existing Citrix account will benefit from the integrated Citrix Receiver application that provides secureaccess to virtual desktops as well as Windows, web and office applications hosted on Citrix XenDesktop. In addition to the full suite of office productivity applications and email applications, users can also access a great number of web applications such as Salesforce.com, Google Docs, and any HTML application or service from the full desktop browser.

Motorola ATRIX 4G runs Android 2.2 with access to apps and games in the Android Market.

Motorola is introducing two companion docks for ATRIX 4G:

* The Motorola HD Multimedia Dock has three USB ports and an HDMI port enabling connections to a keyboard, mouse, speakers and HDMI-compatible monitor for working at your desk/office, or connecting to an HDMI-compatible television and home theater audio system for interacting with content and enjoying video, music, games and more in your living room.
* The Motorola Laptop Dock has an incredibly thin design with an 11.6-inch screen, full keyboard, stereo speakers, 36Wh three-cell battery that delivers up to eight hours of battery life and weighs just 2.4 pounds. Users simply dock their Motorola ATRIX 4G into the back of the Laptop Dock to turn it into an active, connected machine to experience true mobility at work, home and playing on-the-go in a form factor that?s lighter and smaller than most laptops on the market.

Key features and specifications:

* A dual-core processor
* A full 1 GB of RAM
* The world's first qHD display for a smartphone, offering high resolution and 24-bit color
* Front- and rear-facing cameras and the ability to record in HD
* Biometric fingerprint reader for easily unlocking your phone while providing extra security
* Up to 48GB of storage (16GB internal and optional 32GB MicroSD card)
* 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi 802.11n support
* Optional AT&T Mobile Hotspot service for connecting up to five additional Wi-Fi-enabled devices
* Under 11 mm thin with an extra large 1930 mAh battery for extended standby and talk time * Two microphones for noise-reduction technology so your calls will be heard loud and clear in even the noisiest environments
* Supports HD video capture and replay for most multimedia standards

Motorola ATRIX 4G will be available to AT&T customers in Q1 2011.

The Cliq 2, available through Deutsche Telekom's T-Mobile in the United States from January 19, features a slide-out keyboard and was described as a device offering "business-ready features and robust entertainment options."

The Motorola CLIQ 2 with MOTOBLUR comes with a 3.7-inch touch-screen and combines Android software and MOTOBLUR social connectivity.

CLIQ 2 is a 3G smartphone that is powered by an 1GHz processor, features Wi-Fi calling capabilities , supports Adobe Flash technology and comes pre-loaded with a BLOCKBUSTER ONDEMAND and Amazon Kindle applications.

The CLIQ 2 is also DLNA-enabled, has calendar capabilities, Quickoffice for viewing editing important documents through the phones.

Offered in a titanium hue with a smoke gray finish, Motorola CLIQ 2 with MOTOBLUR will be available exclusively to T-Mobile USA customers on Jan. 19.

The Bionic Droid, which will be available in the second quarter of the year, is designed specifically for Verizon's 4G network, which was launched in December and currently covers about one-third of the US population.

Packing a dual core processor with each core running at 1GHz and 512 MB RAM, the Android-based DROID BIONIC smartphone with 4G LTE delivers a mobile Internet experience that's up to 10 times faster than 3G. DROID BIONIC also races through loading of complex web pages and media that take advantage of Adobe Flash Player and HTML5.

With the device's front-facing VGA camera and See What I See video feature, consumers can share experiences - either via Wi-Fi or 4G - with friends. A rear-facing 8-megapixel camera also allows consumers to capture their favorite pictures and videos.

The device has a 4.3-inch qHD quality screen that delivers console-quality graphics, HDMI connectivity, comes equipped with corporate email, remote wipe and data security and encryption capabilities IT departments appreciate. DROID BIONIC also features productivity tools such as Quickoffice, full calendar management, one-click access to conference calling, and a full suite of Google applications and services.

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