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Motorola XOOM Unboxing – Verizon (Updated)

Well, here we go folks.  The Motorola XOOM is available, we were handed one while at the Blazers/Lakers game last night, and somehow found a quick 10 minutes at 2:00AM to whip out an unboxing.  Apologies for the darkness and raspy voice, but it was one heck of a game.  We’ll have so much more throughout the day, so keep it here.  

Added a new unboxing video as that first try was pretty gross…

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  • Jawshua

    There is a damn stupid ad that pops up while I was trying to watch your video and I kept hitting the cancel button on it but it wouldn’t go away! I effing hate ads! Aaaaaahhhhhhh!!!!

  • http://justinpaine.com xxdesmus

    You have no idea how jealous I am — I want one.

  • Anonymous

    does verizon/asurion offer the $6/mo insurance plan if you buy off contract? Do they offer it even on contract?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=500860219 Tino Wallace

    Anyone get encased in a transformer machine yet?

  • Chihova

    Just picked my Xoom up and WOW! So far its meeting all expectations. It’s so fast. Cant wait to see how much faster it is after its upgraded to 4g. Got the 2yr plan for $20/month. Ive been a loyal Verizon customer for over 10 yrs so this was a no brainer.

  • Brian

    Got mine this morning from Verizon off contract. I had to show the Verizon guy how to turn it on:)

  • Brian

    Got mine this morning from Verizon off contract. I had to show the Verizon guy how to turn it on:)

  • go blazers

    It was one heck of a game. Facking Lakers ….

  • Anonymous

    $904 at Verizon store. This thing is sweet.

  • Arlando1031

    I got mine about two hours ago and I got the few thing with it . Love the youtube can I load skype on here or do I have to use the android one? I know I did not need the keyboard but it’s wireless so I got in a good package deal.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Aaron-Lyle/100000757560208 Aaron Lyle

    Went to get my XOOM. Motorola rep was there. Gave me a free stand, shirt, water bottle and a cool sleeve thing for my Droid X. Guy was really cool. Than asked if they coudl take a pic of me buying the XOOM. Here it is. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v495/Aaron636r/IMG_20110224_101108.jpg

    • Anonymous

      Getting that girls number wouldve made today a perfect day for you.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Aaron-Lyle/100000757560208 Aaron Lyle

        Got her personal email address. She emailed me the pic :)

        • Adecker246

          Way to be! LOLing at the i*hone 4 in the background.. It looks so sadddd! :P

        • http://twitter.com/_majesty majesty

          HIGH-FIVE for getting her email address, step one accomplished :)

    • Anonymous

      you got that and I was stuck with a dude who could have made it on to the jersey shore…

    • http://twitter.com/jbernard703 Jeff Bernard

      Damn how did you make it through that crowd of people? Did they have to ship in extra employees to handle the crowds?

  • Anonymous

    “we were handed one while at the Blazers/Lakers game last night, and somehow found a quick 10 minutes at 2:00AM to whip out an unboxing”

    This sounds so shady….basketball games end well before 2am?….lol. And who just handed you one? The UPS man came into the stadium? “dock adapter = contact points…..But thanks for the vid, Xoom looks nice even at 2am in a hookers apt…

  • New_to_boston

    Question for any of you lucky owners: How long does it take to boot up the Xoom, from powered-off to fully ready-to-go? For me, quick on-time is one of the things I really, really want in a tablet, and I noticed that none of the reviews yet have touched on this point. Thank you in advance.

    • Padrick77

      About 1min from full power of till fully working. However you really never do this this.

      • New_to_boston

        Thanks. Why wouldn’t you do it?

        • Padrick77

          because the battery doesn’t drain that fast when it is in sleep mode and then you still can get your notifications. Also that start up is like 1 sec which is your instant on that most are looking for. This is also how the iPad claims instant on is because you never really shut it off.

          • New_to_boston

            Gotcha. Thank you.

  • NYCLawyer

    I just played with the XOOM at a Verizon store in downtown NYC. Some of my thoughts: 1) It is smaller than the iPad in terms of overall size. 2) It felt solid in my hands. 3) The dimensions are obviously different. 4) The screen is clear, the OS is excellent, the web (runnng on 3G) felt really quick, but the download (Angry Birds) was not. 5) The video was good (just a sample trailer, I need to load some of my videos to compare).

    Bottom Line: I will buy one of these tonight, in NJ (just to save the $16 in sales tax, although if I go to Elizabeth, NJ, I can save $42 in sales tax. Hmmmmm……)

    • Anonymous

      I think saving the $42 would be worth it.

  • Anonymous

    Hey I saw the rest of the zoom video it says that flash is coming in march

  • Ccodyfitz

    Got mine this morning when the Verizon store opened. There were five people waiting there for it. Kind of got a kick out of the guy behind me that was returning his iPad to get a Xoom.

  • Mr.Joe

    This could revolutionize everything…

  • frank

    Woke up early to travel over an hour to get this thing before class,,, love it already but does anyone know where to get an apk for swype that would work on this?

    • Paulwspence

      Same question here.

      • dragonfly1113

        search for swype apk for the gtab, it has the same size screen so it might work.

  • The350zWolf

    Hey Kellex, you mentioned that it will support SDCard after future software upgrade, where is the SDCard slot?

    • IWANTAXOOM!

      It’s where the sim card is @

    • Padrick77

      It is in the little tab at the top where the 4g sim card goes.

      • The350zWolf

        Cool Thanks!!

  • Fallsgable

    I am totally confused Lately… shouldn’t all this Xoom stuff be on Android_Life and NOT Droid life… I mean it’s interesting to read, but it’s not Droid… Isn’t that the intent of this specific site??

    • Fallsgable

      The last post on An.Droid life was Feb. 14… I think this post belongs on that site… Otherwise what’s the difference at this point why have 2 sites

      • IWANTAXOOM

        I think your comment belongs somewhere else…

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gregory-Poe/1126894244 Gregory Poe

      Droid life sounds cooler, and people usually get the idea

    • Anonymous

      Its an amazing android verizon device that will revolutionize everything including future droids. Yeah, I think it belongs here…

  • Quocnguyen

    F### the xoom I just brought hp phenom 2 laptop 2.6 gherzt for $379 plus tax from bestbuy

  • Anonymous

    Kellex or anyone that just picked up a Xoom, tell me whats the overall feel of it, I am wondering since the back is platic like Kellex mentioned in the video.
    Also wondering will this be like the OGD when it first came out with an open bootloader then Moto locked the rest of thier devices??

    • Anonymous

      the boot loader is unlock-able!

  • Xzombiex66

    You forgot to mention the micro sd slot inside the sim card location…

  • FortitudineVincimus

    this seems cool http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2380832,00.asp can get a dock (cha ching of course) that can hook to your HDMI capable tv and mirror the display. web, gmail, chat, video, etc. all on a big screen in your living room

    • IWANTAXOOM!

      wouldn’t it be the same thing if you hooked it up with an hdmi cable?

  • Anonymous

    For anyone going to pick this up today. Whatever you do, don’t let VZW force you to add a plan to buy this. They tried to tell me that they couldn’t sell it to me without assigning a number to it. I told them that I wasn’t signing up for anything and after about 30 minutes they did it for me. Don’t let them force you to sign up for anything you don’t want to.

  • Anonymous

    I’ve been playing around with mine for about two hours now… I was the first one to activate one down at the Colonial store in Orlando. NOTE THAT THERE’S NO WAY TO GET YOUR MYVERIZON ACCOUNT LINKED TO THE XOOM IF ITS THE ONLY DEVICE ON YOUR CONTRACT

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Nat-Thompson/1304370425 Nat Thompson

    i like how kellex says “this is the first legitimate android tablet” sorry galaxy tab ;(
    hahaha

    • Anonymous

      I felt sorry for the Galaxy Tab more when Google said Froyo wasn’t made for tablets.

  • Anonymous

    I really want to change the clock font, but I think I might end up buying this after all.

  • http://twitter.com/aaronhurt Aaron Hurt

    So… freaking… excited.

  • http://twitter.com/aaronhurt Aaron Hurt

    So… freaking… excited.

  • PandaK1llr

    When are we going to see a Blockbuster/Netflix app on the xoom?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Daniel-Brown/622460851 Daniel Brown

    For anyone who already has a Xoom, do you have problems staying connected to wifi? I’m curious because my X randomly drops the connection at home on N and I was wondering if this was the case with the Xoom. It’s probably the determining factor on whether I splurge on this…

    • Padrick77

      Havent had any issues with my wifi yet on it seems to be working well. I have a new Netgear N router.

    • Anonymous

      I haven’t had a single issue staying connected.

    • http://jeff-mastry.myopenid.com/ Jeff

      No prblems so far. I’m on an enterprise class cisco WAP. Haven’t tried home yet.

  • John

    you bastards, i’m jealous :(

  • Anonymous

    the lock screen is laggy! ahhh

    • John

      omg. i hope not. that drives me insane

      (& yes i realize how minute of an issue that is to most)

    • Anonymous

      Are you talking about the shadow thing when you move the lock? I’m pretty sure that’s how it was made b/c on another video I saw the widgets did the same thing.

  • Padrick77

    Just got mine have to love Google and Android hooked it up with my mifi and everything was loaded before I got home. All my apps and wireless setup and ready to play with.

  • dragonfly1113

    this may be the first commercial driven android tablet but personally i have the gtab and i love it for the price that i paid for it only prob. is the screen and you get used to it, granted out of the box the system wasnt the best but the guys over at xda have it running great, not that i wouldnt be interested in the xoom if it comes down in price just sayin.

    • Anonymous

      Yeah i fell in love with my GF Gtab so i had to get a tab but waited for the zoom.

    • Anonymous

      Yeah i fell in love with my GF Gtab so i had to get a tab but waited for the zoom.

  • Anonymous

    About to do my own XOOM unboxing in about 5 minutes.

    By the way, Best Buy let me walk out with my XOOM and no data plan whatsoever.

    • The Man

      Watch your back for black helicopters.

    • TRAViESO

      Is your wifi unlocked????????

    • Anonymous

      They never said you couldn’t do that, the question is does your Wifi work without a data plan.

      • Padrick77

        I got mine at Verizon and the guy set it up using his hotspot for wifi never did anything with the data package so WiFi is not crippled by default if anything it would be a Best Buy employee trying to make some money.

  • Dshudson

    Got mine, first impression.. In love! I need swype though.. also I got the keyboard as well. Question how do I know I’m not using verizon network and on wifi’ can I shut verizon off?

  • tlow09

    soooo… Notion ink adam or Xoom?

    • Anonymous

      I was a big NI fan, but this is no contest. XOOM all the way. Better screen, higher build quality, and Verizon LTE (if you’re getting one with data). The NI has a cool form factor, but the screen sucks. Pixel Qi just isn’t ready for prime time, yet. The daylight mode is cool, but the rest of the time you’re stuck with a muddy colour screen with crummy viewing angles. For a device that’s all screen, this is a big misstep.

      Objectivity disclaimer: I’m not getting either. I want a 7″ Tegra 2 4G device (might pick up a Streak 7 if they can get Honeycomb on it).

  • Anonymous

    Another Troll posting a link to a virus filled webpage. Go Back to Yahoo.

  • http://twitter.com/JBod Justin

    Man, it really is beautiful. I want its babies.

  • http://jeff-mastry.myopenid.com/ Jeff

    Just got mine from Verizon. First impression: beyond awesome. This thing is FAST.

    • http://twitter.com/EvanTheGamer EvanTheGamer

      Lucky!

    • http://twitter.com/whiteblazer00 Dave Weilacher

      can’t wait to get mine!! My wife’s waiting for the store to open as i type this

      • Anonymous

        I like your wife

    • Anonymous

      Yes it is. I turned it n and was like WTF droid like is a stock bookmark?!?!?! Then realized it pulled everything over.

    • Anonymous

      Jeff wondering Jeff, and if you don’t mind, did you buy it off contract or on contract? Just looking at what most people perfer and looking into the future of Xoom 2 with better specs in the near future :)

      • http://jeff-mastry.myopenid.com/ Jeff

        I originally pre-ordered from BestBuy but decided to save $200 on-contract from Verizon. I’m a GA/CAP pilot and we don’t have WiFi in the cockpit, so I plan to use the data plan on a regular basis.

        • Anonymous

          wait, so pilots are allowed to use cell radios in the cockpit? :P They wouldn’t even let me use my DX in airplane mode while cruising at 35k ft…

        • Anonymous

          Cool, thanks make sure your paying attention in the cockpit while playing
          with the Xoom :P

        • Anonymous

          I forgot to send you a link http://idrisemustafa.com/about.html Here is it

    • Arlando1031

      yes me too just got mine and I love it

    • http://www.facebook.com/T.Midgett Timothy M Midgett

      Yeah it was great, until i turned if off. Its stuck at the splash screen now and will not boot up.

  • http://twitter.com/EvanTheGamer EvanTheGamer

    I’m definitely buying one this Summer, but hopefully by that time, the full retail price will be $699 or even $599 with no contract, which would make it even sweeter. But regardless, I’m still going to buy one.

    Looking forward to it!

    • Anonymous

      the wifi one will be $600, so i’m just waiting for that as well. already got a phone to tether.

      • Anonymous

        I wont buy wifi version for $600 either. $499, no higher.

        • Anonymous

          so, why draw the line at 500? if it has anything to do with the ipad, realize that this price perfectly matches the 32-gb wifi ipad. with the amount of power in this baby, i’d say calling it a toy is too dismissive. it certainly matches and in some cases beats out a netbook. probably can go toe-to-toe with most low-end laptops as well.

  • Anonymous

    is that a chrome theme on the browser? you can theme the browser?

    • Anonymous

      Hmm…that looks like the Dolphin Mini browser. But theming the stock browser would be awesome!

      • Anonymous

        >.< never mind, you're right. probably dolphin hd tho. but yeah, you're clearly right. it's early, i'm just tired.

        but that raises a question…..why are you using dolphin over stock? i think it's time to have another post summing up all the different browsers, b/c for a long time i've used nothing but stock. miren is my second choice, because it's nice but it can't open market links.

        • Trophynuts

          …..you can theme the chrome browser on your pc so i don’t know why you wouldn’t be able to on this

          • Anonymous

            …because this isn’t chrome? No sync, no extensions, no themes. Its just a webkit browser I imagine, maybe based off chromium.

  • Anonymous

    Sonds like Kellex just finished a looong night of drinking before this video.

    • Anonymous

      First boot on android always takes a long time.

      • Anonymous

        I was thinking that b/c its the same pretty much across the board. But Kellex said that wasn’t the first boot in the video. I just hope that after a few it picks up.

        • Anonymous

          Ah, I didn’t get to hear anything, no speakers on my work computer.

          • Anonymous

            That sucks.

          • Anonymous

            That sucks.

          • Anonymous

            can’t you use headphones? if you’re worried about getting caught, use the old wire-in-sleeve trick from high school

          • Anonymous

            You could try this. Just say that you are prone to fainting and need where a protective headcovering.
            http://www.thinkgeek.com/tshirts-apparel/hats-ties/a939/

  • Anonymous

    We are “go” for awesome.

    • Anonymous

      Haha classic.

    • Dshudson

      speaking of porn let me try that now lol

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gregory-Poe/1126894244 Gregory Poe

      If may or may not be wearing pants right now

      • http://twitter.com/daniel_ohh Daniel Ogilvie

        I’m not.

    • Mr.Joe

      Slow-mo with water going all over it?

  • http://twitter.com/JBod Justin

    The droid-life video opening scares me.

    • http://twitter.com/JayGmarK MarkJay Acosta

      Kinda reminds me of Lost

  • Freakdomination

    FIRST! Now where is my Thunderbolt????

    • Anonymous

      It’s right behind the XOOM. In fact, it’s way behind the XOOM.