Friday, June 17, 2011

My thoughts on my Xoom

I was so hyped up 2 months early to buy the Xoom. I didn't want the contract so I waited for the wifi version. I'm still glad I didn't get the contract. The day I bought it, I took it back to the office with me and I didn't get any more work done that day. It was so impressive to just hold in my hand. Others gathered around to see what my new toy could do and what it had under the hood. I work with two other gadget freaks who have their own blog (gadgetu.net) and they were impressed as well.

Over the next few days I found more and more to use it for. I was a little let down when the majority of my apps did not work on the tablet. However, as the months have passed more and more are becoming available. Of course, Angry Birds is the best looking one on a 10.1 inch screen (until Ka'Pal that is.) Before I could buy the Xoom I had to accomplish two feats. 1. Save $600. Easy as pie. 2. Get my wife to buy in on the idea. Not so easy. I was able to sway her based on her love for books and her love for me (and she likes to see me succeed with Flash development).

Saturday, March 26, 2011

The Xoom has Arrived


Ladies and gentleman, my Xoom is here. Friday 3/25/2011 I woke up to find an email from Amazon.com to say that my pre-ordered Motorola Xoom would be delivered on Tuesday 3/29/2011. I was a bit disappointed to say the least. Fast forward 6 hours to 1:00 PM EST on the same day. After lunch, I head over to Staples with a friend to pick something small and random up. I walk in and low and behold they are setting up the Motorola Xoom display. I walk over to the lady who is bet down plugging in the security cords so that no one can walk away with the display model. I said to her "I'll take one of those." Stunned she glanced over at her boss who was to our right as if to say "Am I allowed to sell them yet. They don't release until Sunday." So I too turned to her boss and said "again, I'm ready to purchase one if you have them here to sell." I wore them down....

Friday, March 18, 2011

How I Got a Motorola Xoom

I did it. I saved enough money to buy a Xoom. No I didn't do this for just the "cutting edge" factor. I also did it so that BaldyPal can make it as a tablet developer too. Phones won't cut it alone, but phone plus tablet development will put BaldyPal on the map.

So I went to Amazon.com to pre-order my Motorola Xoom Wifi. And while I was there, I felt compelled to invest some protection in my new toy. So I also bought a Blue silicone sleeve, a neoprene bag, some glass shields, and an HDMI cord, b/c I don't already have one. Plus I hear the mirroring on this puppy is excellent. Unfortunately, they will all come in at separate times. I'll make sure to let you know when each one arrive. Wifi Xoom doesn't come out until March 27, 2011, a Sunday, really Motorola? A Sunday? But I'll have it before long. I'll post some pics when it comes in. I'll take them with my Droid X. GO X!