Motorola Xoom

Sleek and robust, the 3G-enabled Motorola XOOM™ sets a high standard in tablet design and functionality. Its 10.1-inch touchscreen is larger and longer than Apple’s trendsetting iPad 2, and can also display around 30 per cent more detail.

Sleek and robust, the 3G-enabled Motorola XOOM™ sets a high standard in tablet design and functionality. Its 10.1-inch touchscreen is larger and longer than Apple’s trendsetting iPad 2, and can also display around 30 per cent more detail.

An array of features includes front and rear digital cameras (5MP and 2MP, respectively, which combine for video chat), inputs for mini-USB and mini-HDMI,
a pair of rear-facing stereo speakers and a battery that’s rated to last 10 hours for video playback.

You can access Telstra’s T-Suite applications to make business a breeze, including Microsoft Exchange Online email and calendar, data backup and virus protection.

Business benefits: The connectivity options (mini-USB, mini-HDMI) mean files can be moved conveniently on and off the platform. The full suite of apps means its versatility is close to that of a conventional notebook. Flash compatibility means web browsing is as close to the desktop experience as possible.

Pros: Form-fitting; responsive performance; packed with features and highly customisable thanks to the Android™ 3.0 (“Honeycomb”) platform.

Cons: Pricey; more complicated to use; many apps are still a little glitchy; requires a hub for video-out.

Price: $840 outright, and also available via Telstra’s Business Mobile Broadband Member Plans ($54/month – $19/1GB Plan with a $35 monthly repayment option).

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