Ars Technica Took the Moto Xoom Android Tablet for a Spin: The Assessment? Still Feels Like a Beta Release

I really thought hard about buying a Motorola Xoom just to have an Android OS 3.0 based tablet to play with. But, ultimately, the price ($800 without a contract) and the need to activate 3G just to turn on WiFi convinced me otherwise. A good friend of mine, however, bought a Xoom from Best Buy the first day it was available. So, I’ll get a chance to play with one soon. In the meantime, Ars Technica has a great detailed review with lots of photos.

Ars reviews the Motorola Xoom

So, what is Ars’ Ryan Paul’s overall assessment of the Xoom? He says that the Xoom has great technical specifications but many of the features are not yet turned on. These features will become available as updates to the system are delivered in the coming months.

It sounds like waiting for the Xoom to get its updates is my best course of action right now. In the meantime, I’m planning to get an iPad 2 later this week. How about you?