Motorola has just announced a new variant of the world’s first-ever Honeycomb tablet XOOM the XOOM family edition.
Hardware wise, there is no difference between the XOOM and the XOOM family edition. The tablet is powered by the same NVidia Tegra 2 processor, packs 1GB of RAM along with 16GB of on-board storage. The 10.1-inch display also has the same quality and resolution as its older sibling.
At the back of the tablet is a 5MP camera, capable of recording videos in 720p HD resolution. There is also a front-facing camera, and Moto promises up to 10 hours of battery life. The usual bunch of sensors and connectivity options including an HDMI port are also present. The tablet runs on Android 3.1 Honeycomb.
The main difference between the XOOM and the XOOM family edition is that the latter comes pre-loaded with some quality apps. Motorola has pre-loaded almost $40 worth of applications along with Zoodles, QuickOffice HD, MotoPrint and Asphalt 6. The Zoodles application will make sure that kids are not displayed any inappropriate content.
The XOOM Family edition will be available exclusively on Best Buy starting from October 16, for a limited time price of $379. Thankfully, unlike the original XOOM, Motorola has managed to get the pricing of the XOOM family edition right on target.