Nvidia Announces the Tegra 4 processor, 6X more Graphic Crunching Power than Tegra 3

Nvidia Tegra 4 Processor
Nvidia today announced their latest mobile processor the Tegra 4, which will soon be powering our latest smartphones this year. Even though the press release below has more details, we though we’ll outline what the Tegra 4 has to offer in more simplified language.

The Tegra 4 processor is a Quad core processor with 72 custom GPU cores, what this translates to is 4 times more graphic cruching power on this CPU compared to Nvidia’s Tegra 3 processors. This should translate to smoother apps and more graphic intensive gaming experiences on Tablets and phones. More graphic capabilities also translates to your gadgets being able to play even higher resolution movies.

The Tegra 4 also allows your phones to take HDR photos in a jiffy, since the processor itself can handle all the computation required to create these kind of snaps. This also allows the device to allow you to get a  live HDR preview before taking your snap. Earlier HDR was a hit and miss photography technique, where you could see the results of the snap only once you take it. Devices running the Tegra 4 can now allow you to get a live HDR preview before even taking a snap. How cool is that?

Nvidia also claims that all this raw computation power won’t take too much toll on your device’s battery. The new processor up to 45% less juice from your batteries compared to their Tegra 3 processors which means that a device running on this processor could allow you to view videos for 14 straight hours!

Let’s wait and watch for announcements on which smartphones are going to be shipping this processor this year. Here’s the Press Release from Nvidia with more details of the Tegra 4 processor.

Press Release

NVIDIA Introduces World’s Fastest Mobile Processor

Tegra 4 Features 72 Custom GPU Cores, Quad-Core Cortex-A15 CPU for Superb Performance and Efficiency; LTE Enabled with Optional Chipset

LAS VEGAS—CES—Jan. 7, 2013—NVIDIA today introduced NVIDIA® Tegra® 4, the world’s fastest mobile processor, with record-setting performance and battery life to flawlessly power smartphones and tablets, gaming devices, auto infotainment and navigation systems, and PCs.

Tegra 4 offers exceptional graphics processing, with lightning-fast web browsing, stunning visuals and new camera capabilities through computational photography.

Previously codenamed “Wayne,” Tegra4 features 72 custom NVIDIA GeForce™ GPU cores–or six times the GPU horsepower of Tegra 3 – which deliver more realistic gaming experiences and higher resolution displays. It includes the first quad-core application of ARM’s most advanced CPU core, the Cortex-A15, which delivers 2.6x faster web browsing and breakthrough performance for apps.

Tegra 4 also enables worldwide 4G LTE voice and data support through an optional chipset, the fifth-generation NVIDIA Icera® i500 processor. More efficient and 40 percent the size of conventional modems, i500 delivers four times the processing capability of its predecessor.

“Tegra 4 provides enormous processing power and efficiency to power smartphones and tablets, gaming devices, auto systems and PCs,” said Phil Carmack, senior vice president of the Tegra business at NVIDIA. ”Its new capabilities, particularly in the area of computational photography, will help improve a whole range of existing products and lead to the creation of exciting new ones.”

Computational Photography Capability

Among the Tegra 4 processor’s breakthroughs is its Computational Photography Architecture, which automatically delivers high dynamic range (HDR) photos and video by fusing together the processing power of the GPU, CPU and the camera’s image-signal processor.

Its HDR capability captures images, including those taken with a flash, the way they are seen by the human eye – with detail in both bright and dark areas.

Unprecedented Power Efficiency

Designed for maximum energy efficiency, Tegra 4 includes a second-generation battery saver core for low power during standard use, and PRISM 2 Display technology to reduce backlight power while delivering superior visuals.

Tegra 4 consumes up to 45 percent less power than its predecessor, Tegra 3, in common use cases. And it enables up to 14 hours of HD video playback on phones.

Tegra 4 Key Features

  • GeForce GPU with 72 custom cores
  • Quad-core ARM Cortex-A15 CPU, plus a 2nd Generation Battery Saver Core
  • Computational Photography Architecture
  • LTE capability with optional Icera i500 chipset
  • 4K ultra-high-def video support

Useful Links

www.nvidia.com/tegra
www.tegrazone.com

About NVIDIA

NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) awakened the world to computer graphics when it invented the GPU in 1999. Today, its processors power a broad range of products from smartphones to supercomputers. NVIDIA’s mobile processors are used in cell phones, tablets and auto infotainment systems. PC gamers rely on GPUs to enjoy spectacularly immersive worlds. Professionals use them to create 3D graphics and visual effects in movies and to design everything from golf clubs to jumbo jets. And researchers utilize GPUs to advance the frontiers of science with high performance computing.The company has more than 5,000 patents issued, allowed or filed, including ones covering ideas essential to modern computing. For more information, see www.nvidia.com.

Notion Ink’s “Development Diary” of the Adam 2

Notion Ink‘s Adam 2, which hasn’t been shown off yet by the Tablet Company, is something that quite a few people are looking forward to. It may not be something you’d go out and get, but the design and the fact that it’s an Indian company that isn’t really aiming at the lower end of the tablet market do make it stand out. The original Adam was in the news, mainly because of the design, the interface and the fact that it was one of the first commercial devices (if not the first) that used a Pixel-qi screen (a LCD based display tech that allows the device displays’ backlight to be to turned off). The device fell short though, and didn’t really meet expectations, mainly because of shipping delays, some hardware issues (the camera on it was quite bad, to put it mildly), and the unfortunate issue of being stuck on Froyo (Android 2.2; there were many honeycomb ROMs from the developer community and NI released an Alpha Ice Cream Sandwich ROM for the device a while back). Oh, and the screen? Didn’t really work that well.

So when Notion Ink announced a move to TI’s OMAP platform for the next device, the Adam 2, along with more in-house development (and hopefully better hardware), I was pretty excited. Well, Notion Ink now has a development blog to track the Adam 2, and it’s definitely worth checking out and following if you’re interested in the Adam 2 and Notion Ink. You can check it over at designingadam2.wordpress.com. They have some interesting data on there too, including a good read about why they chose the OMAP platform over Nvidia’s Tegra.

From the Post:

Hello,

There were many questions on the main blog on the switch from Tegra to OMAP. I thought we should clarify this.

So which is better, Tegra or OMAP? NVidia will say Tegra of course and TI will say OMAP. Would that mean we should go by the benchmarks? Or may be sheer specifications of both the SoC? Doesn’t OMAP’s memory bandwidth is more than Tegra 3 and Snapdragon? But Tegra 3 is Quad Core, and even GPU is updated? Then why iPad 2 beats Tegra 3 by miles on GLBenchmark? We had a lot of similar questions while we wanted to opt for one. If you followed Kernel developments you’d know that OMAP was definitely the next SoC supported by Google, so this decision had to be made on our end and fast.

Answer came from a very experienced veteran in the industry (one of our 3 mentors), who said, unless as an OEM you can’t get 100% out of these chips, all benchmarks, specifications and latest developments are useless. So the answer wasn’t based on which chip can beat the other one, but which one can we leverage to the highest possible extent. And in this regard OMAP definitely beats any SoC out there w.r.t. documentation, number of use-case modeled, white papers, reference documents and much more. Bangalore also hosts a lot of Ex-TI professionals who helped build OMAP, so answers are not tough to find.

Unlike last time where we banked on Tegra without possibly fully utilizing its power, this time our focus is to offer TI the best product based on OMAP. TI is a very respectable firm and I believe Adam II will be a marvel in their portfolio.

Learning time!

Check out this link on TI’s site for more information on OMAP.

 

You can check out the rest of the post here.

There’s also a bunch of interesting concepts on how they plan to use infographics on usage. These are all templates right now, with no real data, but they do look interesting. Infographics always are. Like this one on content on the internet:

 

I really hope NI get’s their act together and releases a device that will actually meet their core fans’ expectations; something that you would recommend to a friend. Only time will tell. In the meantime, do follow their development blog for more updates.

Nvidia: ‘Kal El’ promises Higher performance, Lower power consumption [insert evil laugh here]

For all you Android smartphone users, your days of complaining over short battery life may soon be over! Nvidia’s next-generation super chip, code-named ‘Kal El’ will not only be considerably faster than the current Tegra 2, but will also be more energy-efficient, according to the company’s CEO, Jen-Hsun Huang.  Nvidia believes that this new SoC (system-on-chip) will further boost the company’s momentum on the market of ultra-portable devices.

The CEO had this to say at the company’s most recent conference call with financial analysts:

“Kal-El is going to be world’s first quad-core [ARM] processor [for ultra-portable devices]. It has so much higher performance than Tegra 2 and at so much lower power! Very few people have internalizes that Kal-El is lower power in every use case compared to Tegra 2. So this is, it is really a great breakthrough based on the technology we call variable SMP, variable symmetric multiprocessing, that makes it possible for us to achieve much higher performance where performance is needed and much lower power in almost everything that you do.”

The Tegra successor is likely to be the chip that gets built into media tablets and most high-end smartphones – so improved battery life may definitely be on the cards. Unfortunately, the CEO was rather less keen to talk software, responding to questions about the next Android OS release – Ice Cream Sandwich – by asking people to talk to Google instead.

Nvidia however have promised that the Glowball demo will be available on the Android Market and that everyone will be able to check it on their devices. Watch this space for more.

[source: pocketgamer via Android and Me]

Notion Ink Adam : The first of it’s kind

Notion Ink has been in the news quite a bit, so we decided to actually GET the Adam Tablet and see what it’s all about. Well, we would be Vinu Thomas. I have played with the Adam previously, from the first software build to the current one, and I have to say that while initially I was VERY skeptical about the product, it has improved quite a bit. There are still a few rough edges, but for the most part, those can be ignored. I am waiting for the next variant though, just to see what these guys can come up with. It’s interesting, and definitely stands out from the current crop of tablets. We even mentioned it in our Tablet Roundup.

Here’s some of the Specifications:

  • Android 2.2 with the Eden Interface
  • NVIDIA Tegra 250 Dual Core Cortex A-9
  • ULP GPU
  • 1GB DDR2 RAM
  • 1GB SLC
  • 8 GB Flash
  • MicroSD card slot
  • 3-cell 24.6Wh battery
  • 10.1” WSVGA (1024 x 600 pixels) Transmissive, transflective and reflective modes ,Multi-touch
  • 3.2MP auto-focus Swivel Camera
  • WLAN – 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
  • WWAN – 3G UMTS 850 / 1900 MHz & 3G UMTS 900 / 2100 MHz, HSPA
  • Stereo speakers
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • Built-in microphone
  • USB 2.0 Host x 2
  • MiniUSB
  • HDMI out
  • MicroSD card slot
  • SIM Card slot
  • DC connector
  • 3-Axis accelerometer
  • Ambient light sensor
  • True GPS
  • Digital Compass

The model that we have is the Pixel Qi, WiFi only model.

The packaging is quite Minimalistic (which I absolutely loved). It contains the Tablet, and a DC Charger. And that’s where my first issue comes up. Why couldn’t they bundle a Mini-USB Cable (let’s forget about a HDMI cable, earphones, etc)? Micro-USB is the standard now, and I’d understand if the connector were that, but Mini-USB cables are hard to find (how many devices use Mini-USB Nowadays?).

Design:

The Adam’s design is unique. Although it is a little hefty, it has a bulge at the top which you can use as a grab handle for one-handed use. This also houses the 3.2MP Swivel Camera, and the speakers (one on either side). There is a HUGE bezel though, which could be a good thing. Holding the device doesn’t obscure the screen. The left side of the device (as seen with the camera up top), has four capacitive buttons. The top one toggles the Pixel Qi display between Normal and Pixel Qi mode. Read up on Pixel Qi here folks. It is a brilliant idea, where the backlight is turned off to save battery (and your eyes), when you’re in reading mode. Unfortunately, that’s where the good part ends. I’ve heard that the LCD display is good, but the Pixel Qi Display, well, isn’t. Colours are washed out, and in Pixel Qi mode, I really couldn’t read a book outdoors. The second generation displays are usually better, so I’m not saying that’s the end of the road for Pixel Qi.Below that is the Home Button, which brings you back to the home panels. Long pressing the Home button shows the task switcher and task killer. Below that is the Menu Button and the Back Button. Unfortunately, these buttons are not Backlit. I struggled while using the device in the dark.

The Right side has a toggle switch to toggle Silent Mode and to turn off the device or wake up the display. Below that there’s a full HDMI port, a USB 2.0 Host port, a physical Back Button, the headphone jack, two LEDs that show charging status and process usage (whether it’s running or not) and a DC charger port.

The left side houses the volume rocker, a USB 2.0 Host and a Mini USB port (why no Micro-USB folks?).

The bottom of the device houses the Microphone, a Micro-SD card slot and a Hard Reset Button.

All said and done, it’s a well designed device.  A lot of things have been thought through. I wish it was a little lighter though. Prolonged usage is, well, not really comfortable.

Display:

The device has a 10.1″ WSVGA (1024 x 600 pixels) display.

You can get the standard LCD Display or the Pixel Qi Model. Read up on Pixel Qi here folks. It is a brilliant idea, where the backlight is turned off to save battery (and your eyes), when you’re in reading mode. Unfortunately, that’s where the good part ends. I’ve heard that the LCD display is good, but the Pixel Qi Display, well, isn’t. Colours are washed out, and in Pixel Qi mode, I really couldn’t read a book outdoors. The second generation displays are usually better, so I’m not saying that’s the end of the road for Pixel Qi.

As we mentioned before, there’s a huge Bezel, but that way, your fingers don’t block the display while you hold the device.

Another thing that I noticed was that while for the most part scrolling was smooth, Pinch to zoom, especially in the browser was quite laggy. Double tap to zoom works perfectly though. I do wish the resolution were a bit higher though. Most 10.1″ tablets have a standard 1280×800 resolution.

UI/APPS:

The Adam has it’s own “skin” atop Android 2.2, which is aptly called Eden.

What you have is a list of panels, that you can side swipe to access, and you can interact with each panel while in the “panel view”or launch those applications by tapping the top of the panel (which shows the Window and the Close Icons). All the bundled NI apps can be set into panels, non NI apps however, cannot. The preloaded apps include Mail’d; an email application with multi-panel view that’s perfect for tablets, Sniffer; a file manager, that’s again Multi Panelled, Chords; the NI Music Player, The Broswer which is also skinned and offers a set of quick toggles that are always available and a Calendar app that is quite brilliant. The tablet came bundled with Adobe Flash, and has its own application stor;App Center as you have no access to Android Market. And of course, the NI Keyboard, which is quite good. The keyboard doesn’t have autocomplete or word prediction though, which I hope they add.

You might have noticed in some of the photos that the persistent status bar hides parts of the display. It’s quite irritating. What I didn’t know (which I came across by chance) was that tapping the battery icon hides/displays the status bar. Well done NI.

Performance/Battery Life:

The Tegra 2 processor handles everything really well.

Scrolling in the browser is smooth (although pinch to zoom isn’t), Flash videos embedded played perfectly as long as they’re below 720p (where it stutters just a little), switching between apps is quick, you can play HD Videos (720p), you can even access an external hard drive and transfer contents to and fro and play media right off it. The video player handled most formats, although it didn’t support mkv (as far as I know, I haven’t tried many formats yet).

Battery life though, is a little on the low side. I haven’t used the tablet long enough to give everyone an accurate rating, but standby battery life is quite low! I left the tablet at 69% at night, and woke up in the morning to find it at 14%. For a tablet, that’s pretty bad. It also drained out quite soon.

A couple of issues though, one minor, one major. The small one is that at times, while in sleep mode, the Adam disconnected wireless connections. So, say I was downloading something, and turned off the screen. I turned it back on, and it started re-connecting to the WiFi network again. This didn’t happen all the time though, so I’m not sure if it’s a bug or a power saving feature.

The major one though is that quite often, sleep mode ended up to be deep sleep. What I mean is, I left the display on, set the screen timer to a predetermined setting (say 1 minute), left it aside, came back to it, and found that it was off. It wasn’t out of charge, it just went off when un-attended. I hope this gets fixed soon.

Set that aside, and I have to say I was quite impressed with the performance of the device. It worked: very well.

Camera:

The 3.2 MP AF camera is set on the top, on a swivel mount. So you use the same camera for self portraits and video calls too. Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to use the camera much, but the UI is standard AOSP (Android Open Source Project). If you’ve used a phone running Cyanogenmod, you’ll know what I mean. The quality too, is decent. Nothing Great. Issue though, is that it didn’t mirror the image when faced towards the user, it was inverted. Yeah, upside down.

Pros:

  • Fast Processor and Sufficient RAM to handle almost anything you throw at it
  • Pixel Qi screen; turn off the backlight while reading. Saves Battery, and the lack of glare will definitely prevent a headache
  • EDEN UI is quite easy to use. Pre Bundled apps are very well designed
  • App Center partially mitigates the lack of Android Market
  • Well designed, the bulge up on the top aids Single Handed Use

Cons:

  •  Pixel Qi Screen tends to be washed out, colours are not vivid. I’ve heard that the LCD screen is good
  • Software Glitches that need to be fixed (I’ve had Mail’d FC on me quite often, Camera FC’d and I was unable to access it afterwards until a reboot)
  • Touch – sometimes needs a push to work at times.
  • Battery Life
  • Device is quite heavy

The Adam is a seriously capable device. I do wish that some of the niggles that are present get ironed out in the near future. Your experience with the device might be different though. Love it or hate it? Let us know by commenting below.

Check out the full gallery below for the rest of the images and screenshots from the Adam.

Notion Ink Adam Tablet Rating

The Adam is a good concept but we found it lacking in a lot of areas

Notion Ink’s concept of the Adam Tablet was quite good, but in the end the cons outweighed the pros. The Pixel QI screen, which is good in concepts, gives a washed out display with a small viewing angle. The battery backup lasts just about a day even on standby, and apps kept force closing randomly.

Rating by Vinu Thomas: 3.0 stars
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Motorola Droid Bionic Unveiled, Coming to Verizon Q2 2011

Motorola Mobility unveiled the Motorola Droid Bionic at the company’s CES 2011 press event on Jan 5th. The new smartphone will run on Verizon’s 4G LTE network and sports a dual core 1GHz processor, a 4.3 inch quarter-HD display and front and rear-facing cameras.

Other features include the ability to record and display HD video content via its included HDMI port. The Droid Bionic is scheduled to launch on Verizon during the second quarter of 2011.

Here’s the full press release and some images of the Bionic –

Verizon Wireless and Motorola Mobility Announce DROID™ BIONIC on Nation’s Fastest, Most Advanced 4G Network

New Android Device Combines Dual-core Processor with Fastest 4G Network for Unrivaled Mobile Internet Experience

Jan. 05, 2011

LAS VEGAS and BASKING RIDGE, N.J. – Verizon Wireless and Motorola Mobility, Inc. (NYSE: MMI), today unveiled DROID™ BIONIC, a powerful new Android™ smartphone.

Packing a dual core processor with each core running at 1GHz, delivering up to two GHz of processing power, and 512 MB RAM, the sleekly designed DROID BIONIC smartphone with 4G LTE delivers a mobile Internet experience that’s up to 10 times faster than 3G. This means consumers can stream their favorite music and the latest TV shows with unparalleled quality experience. DROID BIONIC also races through loading of complex web pages and media that take advantage of Adobe® Flash® Player and HTML5, rendering graphics faster than previous generation single-core devices.

Motorola’s DROID BIONIC gives new meaning to the word “socialize” by delivering multiple ways for customers to stay connected. With the device’s front-facing VGA camera and See What I See video feature, consumers can share experiences – either via Wi-Fi or 4G – with family, friends and co-workers. A rear-facing 8-megapixel camera also allows consumers to capture their favorite pictures and videos.

DROID BIONIC’s multiplayer gaming capabilities allow consumers to challenge friends to live peer-to-peer gaming, viewed through the device’s 4.3-inch qHD quality screen that delivers console-quality graphics. DROID BIONIC’s HDMI connectivity also enables consumers to connect the device to their HD televisions to experience their favorite games, as well as purchased HD content, in full 1080p. And for multi-taskers, DROID 4G’s Mirror Mode function enables simultaneous streaming of video to the TV and on the device.

As a fully featured work device, DROID BIONIC comes equipped with corporate email, remote wipe and data security and encryption capabilities IT departments appreciate. DROID BIONIC also features productivity tools such as Quickoffice® for document review and editing, full calendar management, one-click access to conference calling, and a full suite of Google applications and services.

“DROID BIONIC brings to life the speed and power of Verizon’s 4G LTE network, giving consumers an unrivaled mobile experience,” said Marni Walden, vice president and chief marketing officer for Verizon Wireless. “Whether downloading movies in minutes, connecting with friends or co-workers through video conferencing, or blazing through the Internet, Motorola’s DROID BIONIC is what the 4G LTE experience is all about.”

“DROID BIONIC is the epitome of speed, providing consumers with instantaneous access to their personal and work content, anytime and anyplace,” said Alain Mutricy, senior vice president of portfolio and device product management, Motorola Mobility. “By combining such a powerful mobile device with the performance and capabilities of Verizon’s 4G LTE network, we’re empowering consumers to define how they want to live their mobile lifestyles.”

The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Mobile Broadband network, launched in December 2010, is the fastest, most advanced 4G network in the United States, providing speeds up to 10 times faster than Verizon Wireless’ 3G network. Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE Mobile Broadband network currently reaches one-third of all Americans, with plans to expand the network to the company’s entire 3G coverage area over the next three years.

For more information about Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network, visit www.verizonwireless.com/lte and for more information about Verizon Wireless at CES please visit www.verizonwireless.com/ces or follow us on twitter at www.twitter.com/verizonwireless.

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About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s fastest and most advanced 4G network and largest and most reliable 3G network, and serves more than 93 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 80,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

About Motorola Mobility
Motorola Mobility, Inc. (NYSE:MMI) fuses innovative technology with human insights to create experiences that simplify, connect and enrich people’s lives. Our portfolio includes converged mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets; wireless accessories; end-to-end video and data delivery; and management solutions, including set-tops and data-access devices. For more information, visit motorola.com/mobility.

CES 2011 has seen tons of awesome devices so far. We’ll have more news for you soon. Until then, follow us on twitter, we’re @myportableworld. And do visit our Facebook Page.

Motorola XOOM Tablet announced, Coming to Verizon Q1 2011

As expected, Motorola Mobility has unveiled the Motorola Xoom, their 10.1 inch 1280×800 sized screen beauty running Honeycomb, the fist tablet to do so.  The Xoom runs atop a dual core Tegra 2 chip, uses current 3G technology — upgradable to 4G, has an HD camera and offers full 1080p video playback.

Here’s the video and full press release –

LAS VEGAS and BASKING RIDGE, N.J. – CES –Jan. 5, 2011 – Verizon Wireless and Motorola Mobility, Inc. (NYSE: MMI), today unveiled the innovative new tablet Motorola XOOM™ − the first device on Google’s new Android 3.0 Honeycomb operating system designed from the ground up for tablets. The Honeycomb user experience improves on Android favorites such as widgets, multi-tasking, browsing, notifications and customization and features the latest Google Mobile innovations. Boasting a dual core processor with each core running at 1 GHz, delivering up to two GHz of processing power, and 10.1-inch widescreen HD display, Motorola XOOM gives Verizon Wireless customers a new type of mobile computing experience on a stylishly thin device that is 4G LTE upgradeable.

Motorola XOOM redefines the tablet device category by providing more ways to have fun, connect with friends and stay productive on the go. It allows consumers to experience HD content right on the device, supports 1080p HD video and HDMI output to display content on larger HD screens, and plays video and other rich web content seamlessly with Adobe® Flash® Player. Motorola XOOM features a front-facing 2-megapixel camera for video chats over Wi-Fi or 3G/4G LTE, as well as a rear-facing 5-megapixel camera that captures video in 720p HD. It delivers console-like gaming performance on its 1280×800 display, and features a built-in gyroscope, barometer, e-compass, accelerometer and adaptive lighting for new types of applications. It also features Google Maps 5.0 with 3D interaction and delivers access to over 3 million Google eBooks and thousands of apps from Android Market™.

For working on the go, Motorola XOOM provides constant connectivity − including connecting to Gmail or Exchange email; opening and editing documents, spreadsheets and presentations; and viewing calendars and sending out appointments or meeting notices – with mobile broadband speeds. Its mobile hotspot capability provides an online connection for up to five other Wi-Fi-enabled devices.

“Motorola XOOM is a powerful addition to Verizon’s product lineup and builds on our combined leadership with Motorola to deliver innovative mobile devices and service on the Android platform,” said Marni Walden, vice president and chief marketing officer for Verizon Wireless. “Motorola XOOM gives consumers complete access and control of their favorite personal content and work files whether through our nationwide 3G network, or through our lightning-fast 4G LTE network as it rolls out around the country.”

“Light, powerful and fundamentally different than anything else on the market, Motorola XOOM leverages the very best technology available today to redefine what a tablet experience can be,” said Bill Ogle, chief marketing officer of Motorola Mobility. “The first device to feature software designed specifically for tablets, Motorola XOOM goes everywhere you do and delivers everything you need.”

The Motorola XOOM device will launch as a 3G/Wi-Fi-enabled device in Q1 2011 with an upgrade to 4G LTE in Q2. Starting in Q2 2011 the Motorola XOOM will be a 4G LTE/Wi-Fi- enabled device.

For more information about Verizon Wireless at CES please visit www.verizonwireless.com/ces or follow us on twitter at www.twitter.com/verizonwireless. For more information about the Motorola XOOM please visit www.verizonwireless.com/xoom.