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Moto Expects to Ship 800,000 Xoom Tablets in Q1

Announced at CES, Motorola’s Xoom was one of the bigger headlines to come out of Las Vegas last week. As if being the talk of Sin City wasn’t enough, rumor has it the company is hoping to ship hundreds of thousands of units in the first three months of 2011. Digitimes cites sources within component suppliers that claim Moto has placed orders for about 700,000-800,000 units with four color options for the first quarter of this year. 

The tablet sports Nvidia’s dual core Tegra 2 processor, a 10.1-inch widescreen 1280x800 HD display, HDMI out, 1080p video playback, two cameras (2-megapixels up front and 5-megapixels + LED Flash in the back), a built-in gyroscope, barometer, compass, accelerometer and adaptive lighting for new types of applications. This impressive spec-list, combined with the fact that this baby comes with support for Verizon’s LTE network and the latest version of Android for tablets (Android 3.0/Honeycomb), means it represents the latest in tablet tech across the board. 

No release date or pricing for the device have been announced but it obviously won’t be too far into the quarter, as Motorola clearly has big plans for shipment numbers.