Will The Motorola Zoom Replace My Apple iPad?
Monday, February 21, 2011
I got a question from a friend asking if I was considering replacing my Apple iPad with a Motorola Zoom now that Best Buy is running ads for them.
The short answer is no. I am still very happy with my iPad and use it every day as my primary personal "knowledge navigator."
After reviewing the Best Buy ad (the Zoom is expected to be released Feb. 24), I think the things that are attractive about this device:
- 10.1" screen
- 32-GB memory
- Adobe Flash support
- Front (2-MP) & rear (5-MP) camera for pictures & video capture
- Andriod OS
- 3G upgradeable to 4G LTE
Some things that are big negatives for me:
- $800 price range
- WI-FI can only be used after paying for a 1 month data subscription with Verizon
The other thing that is going to be hard for iPad users who are comfortable with using iTunes as their primary media sync tool (podcasts, music, movies, etc) is finding that same experience in the Android/Zoom eccosystem. There are some good alternatives like doubletwist, but they are different.
The other big negative is going to be people's investment in iPad applications. I know that is going to be something I'd have to consider because I do have some key applications I've purchased and use everyday that paying for them over again isn't very appealing.
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Posted by: Mark Brooks ([email protected]) | Saturday, March 26, 2011 at 12:14 AM
I'd go for ipad 2,
here's a quick product comparison =)
Posted by: ipad ads | Monday, April 11, 2011 at 02:24 AM
What a superior experience the iPad is. Admitted, I only played with a friend’s Xoom for about 2 hours, I still can’t see any way you would call this dog of a product superior. I was delighted.
Posted by: cell phone spyware | Monday, December 19, 2011 at 01:11 AM
Keep on working, great job!
Posted by: ipads ([email protected]) | Saturday, June 16, 2012 at 08:47 AM
There's no question the Xoom is a brilliant tablet, one that is incredibly flexible in terms of media you can put on the device.
Posted by: [email protected] | Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 07:35 PM