CES 2011: Motorola Xoom Tablet Best CES Gadget

by Doug Felteau on January 8, 2011

Motorola Xoom Android Tablet
The Motorola Xoom tablet won the coveted top honors at the Best of CES awards in Las Vegas and leads the crowded tablet market introduced at CES as the front-runner to compete against the juggernaut Apple iPad.

Motorola Mobility’s hotly awaited tablet computer, the “Xoom,” will be available in the first quarter of the year with a 10.1-inch (25.6-centimeter) screen, which is about the same size as Apple’s iPad, which hit stores in April and has other leading technology companies around the world scrambling to catch up.

Google built their “Honeycomb” software specifically to power tablet computers and Motorola believes that helps enable the Xoom as the next generation of tablets.

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Robert Hahn Jan 9, 2011 at 10:10 AM

How can mouthware that was demoed by showing videos of what it might do someday win a “best of show” vote? I like Moto’s stuff and wish them well, but this mad dash by the press to crown something — anything — as an iPad rival is getting ridiculous. Can we please wait until a device actually ships and is purchased in large numbers before calling it a winner?

Doug Felteau Jan 9, 2011 at 12:37 PM

The International CES shows always have the official "Best of CES" and another group runs the "Last Gadget Standing" awards and due to the nature of CES, the majority of entries and products are still demoware, but usually close to general release. These are not our picks – although they aren't too far off from what we'd pick.

We also have a wait and see attitude, but the Xoom does look to be the best in the Honeycomb powered tablets being released this year. Will it rival iPad? That remains to be seen.