"Absolute best high end tablet on the market"5.0 starson by KompressorV12
Pros: Android 3.0
Dual Core Processor
8.5 hours battery!
HDMI mirroring (connect to your TV like a laptop)
widescreen for true HD videos
software menu buttons to hold the tablet any way you'd like
Cons: Cannot replace the battery
Expensive like the iPad, but very worth it
The ability to add a SD card for upgradeable storage is on hold currently, but will be unlocked soon
It is hard to find right now, all 3 best buy's in my area were sold out
Summary: There is a ton of misinformation going around, including in the official cnet reviewer's video.. I just picked one up today, and I can fix many of these misconceptions
#1 the xoom CAN do video out through HDMI with NO accessories (dock or otherwise) necessary, and it CAN mirror, just like you would expect hooking up your laptop to your PC, view motorola's youtube video demonstrating this awesome feature ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKcrCFFoIko )
#2 the xoom CAN do flash RIGHT NOW with flash 10.1 available via side loading the app aka, a download of flash player outside of the android market, flash 10.2 is OPTIMIZED for the tegra 2 in this xoom and will be out in the next few weeks, until then 10.1 will serve your flash needs, or skyfire, a browser available via the android market (which IS optimized for android 3.0 btw)
#3 this device will NOT have to be sent in for the upgrade to 4G, verizon stores will be able to upgrade it in person via a walk-in to any verizon store once it becomes available in the next few weeks
#4 like the iPad, there are not very many THIRD PARTY apps that are utilizing the xooms massive screen resolution today at launch, but like the iPad these apps are being updated daily to fully utilize all of this extra screen real estate, the developer code was just released days ago, give it at least a few more days until you start seeing developers update all of their apps to take advantage of the xoom, until then the 100,000+ current android apps work as you would expect
#5 You do NOT need to purchase ANY months of verizon service to activate wifi, there was a misprint by bestbuy a few weeks ago stating this, it has since been corrected and there is no instance where any best buy required you to buy at least one month of verizon service when buying the xoom without a contract (it would be against the law if they did, that is why it is an unsubsidized price)
#6 there is little to no lag at all on the xoom, many people fired up their xoom, logged into their google account, and while their tablet was doing the intial google syncing the tablet has slowdown, as expected, it was doing an initial sync of the mass information like contacts, emails, and calendar events, but after that one time sync is finished, the tablet is unbelievably smooth considering the tons of things it can do at once
#7 this is a google experience device and will be treated like the nexus one and nexus S in how updates are delivered.. one those two cell phones, when google announced a new version of android those phones get it almost immediately, usually the same day or a couple days afterwards, for this stock android 3.0 updates will be delivered immediately when google announces them, such as the ability to add an SD card to upgrade the storage will be a software update soon
The browser is absolutely incredible, if you have used Google Chrome on your computer, it is identical and makes surfing the net a breeze!
Your best bet is to go to bestbuy or verizon and check the xoom out in person.. I walked in just to see what it was about, and I ended up calling all around the portland area to buy one, verizon stores have them but bestbuy's seem to all be sold out.. this thing replaced my laptop!