Originally Posted by WoodDraw
I've played with it, and agree. It's handling of multitasking and notifications blows iOS away. It's a much better experience. I'm just saying that I'm still not convinced that's going to translate to consumer support.
You've got to have a lower entry level price point. I don't care that the Xoom price is "comparable" to Apple's. The fact is, I can get an iPad for $499, $300 cheaper than the Xoom.
I don't know - Google just drives me crazy sometimes. We've been hearing about Honeycomb and the Xoom forever, and then the launch is just half assed. One high price point, "upgrades" needed to enable simple functions, and no real "blow the world away" functioning. After all of Motorola's quality advertising saying they're going to revolutionize the tablet, and for me it was very "meh".
In order to compete with the iPad, Honeycomb -needs- users. That's the only way you'll get the development support behind it. If I was buying a tablet, I'd go for Honeycomb. But if my sister, or girlfriend, or any other casual user asked me to recommend Honeycomb or iPad 2, I don't know how you in good faith say Honeycomb.
Agree with all of this. I was drinking the Xoom kool-aid bigtime after CES. At this point, I don't have a chance of convincing my wife that it's worth waiting for the wifi only Xoom that is going to be $100 more and we still don't know when it will be available. Why not announce that yesterday to take some attention away from Apple today?