O.K. You iPad Junkies - Meet my New Baby!

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Xoom

 

I so know I am not going to win any popularity contests here, but hey, I tell it like it is.

After going back and forth between the iPad and Xoom and thinking of waiting for the 9000 tablets that will be out here, I broke down and got the Motorola Xoom through Verizon.

And I love it!

It has Flash, so what's not to like. 

I don't find the typing cumbersome at all and probably won't get a digital keyboard for it.

No more schlepping of my laptop to the coffee shop, I can stick this guy in my purse and take it everywhere.

Did I tell you I love my Xoom!

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Rainmaker
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Elizabeth Cooper-Golden
Huntsville Alabama Real Estate, (@ Homes Realty Group) - Huntsville, AL
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Jane, I've not seen the XOOM yet.  I have an iPad but would also consider one of these.  Isn't it much nicer than lugging our laptops around?

March 26, 2011 11:55 PM #64
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Sheldon Neal
Bergen County, NJ - RE/MAX Real Estate Limited - Maywood, NJ
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Aha ! Caught you with your Xoom showing !!

I love my iPad, so welcome to tabletworld, it is just SOOOO easy & convenient isnt it !!!!

March 27, 2011 12:08 AM #65
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Jane Peters
Power Brokers Int'l - Los Angeles, CA
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Judi,  very cool :)

Leilani,  I lost my netbook, otherwise I would not have moved either.

Elizabeth,  oh for sure.  I was so afraid I was going to drop mine, not to mention that it isn't exactly light.

March 27, 2011 12:09 AM #66
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Jane Peters
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Sheldon,  it certainly is.  And the Droid is so PC-like :)

March 27, 2011 12:20 AM #67
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Maria Morton
BHG Real Estate - Kansas City Homes - Kansas City, MO
Kansas City Real Estate 816-560-3758

Jane, your new Xoom is just cute! Can you make a video of you in action with it so we can see how it goes?

March 27, 2011 01:24 AM #68
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Christine Donovan
Donovan Blatt Realty - Costa Mesa, CA
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Jane - It looks like fun!  I've been considering a tablet, probably a Droid based.  I'm glad you're enjoying it.

March 27, 2011 01:26 AM #69
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Charles Edwards Bentonville
Coldwell Banker Harris McHaney & Faucette 479-253-3796 - Bentonville, AR
AR REALTOR, Bentonville Real Estate Agent and Broker

Jane you tech savvy girl you! Thanks for sharing this momentus event, I'm a HAPPY Droid user as are M, Paige and Pam, in other words the whole fam damily. I'll be checking out Xoom very soon.

400,000 points...good work!

March 27, 2011 09:15 AM #70
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Al & Peggy Cunningham Brokers, Brampton Ontario Homes For Sale 905-450-5500
RE/MAX Realty Services Inc. - Brampton, ON

Congratulations Momma!  It looks sharp. Will have to check it out, up til your post we had only check ipads and playbook....

Hey also congratulations on breaking another barrier! 400K shows you've been working hard! ;) 

 

March 27, 2011 09:32 AM #71
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Gerry Michaels
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Jane, I have been looking at the xoom for some time, but now Sprint is coming out with the 3D View that you can write on and save the info, choices, choices, choices....

March 27, 2011 12:54 PM #72
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Donne Knudsen
Los Angeles & Ventura Counties in CA - Simi Valley, CA
CalState Realty Services

Jane - Ok, I must be blind or I just can't see it in the pix but where do you type? How big is it or how compact is it? How does it close up? Is the screen covered when traveling?  Is it a LCD screen?

March 27, 2011 12:59 PM #73
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Jane Peters
Power Brokers Int'l - Los Angeles, CA
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Maria,  um, no :)  You can go online thought and there are many demos. 

Christine,  it is quite a robust little guy.

Charles,  thanks for noticing.  You will love the Xoom.  It does more than I thought it would.

Al & Peggy,  thank you.  I think for business needs, the iPad is not the best choice.

Gerry,  I hadn't heard of that one.  There are going to be so many coming out this year. 

Donne,  when you touch an input field the keyboard pops up on the screen just like a touch phone.  The screen is 10.1" (diagonally) and the whole thing is about 9.5" wide.  What you see it standing on is its case. You just close it up into it.  LCD?  It fits in my purse very comfortably.  LCD?  You got me.

March 27, 2011 01:52 PM #74
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David Ames
Zephyr Real Estate, San Francisco - San Francisco, CA
San Francisco

OK...That's it...I need to get one of these.  Knowing me, it'll probably be an ipad, but you've given us food for thought. 

March 27, 2011 09:54 PM #75
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Jane Peters
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David,  be careful with the iPad.  There is nothing more frustrating than not being able to blog or use certain sites.  Do your research.

March 27, 2011 10:26 PM #76
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Ruth Vogt
Cornerstone Home Lending, Inc. Equal Housing Opportunity. Regulated by the Division of Real Estate. - Centennial, CO
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You sold me, Jane! and I told the salesperson aat Verizon to give you credit! Although I did get the keypad... at least for home / office use. It took me a bit to figure out how to activate the blue tooth option to power on the keyboard. And seems to be a bit of a delay on the keyboard, but much faster than I could type on the tablet. 

But here's the reason I went with the Xoom vs IPad - this one will connect with an LCD projector, whereas the IPad didn't.. And because I do a lot of presentations, I needed the ability to hook to a projector (rrequires a HDMI projector, BUT they said there might be 3rd party provider that has an adaptor for my old projector??? "OLD ONE" says it all... if not, time to upgrade probably to a smaller projector, too!

March 27, 2011 11:27 PM #77
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Jane Peters
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Ruth,  Yay.  I have a Xoom buddy.  We are going to have to compare notes.  Verizon are looking into why I can't always type of certain sites.  Congrats.  You are going to love it.

March 27, 2011 11:36 PM #78
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John Novak
Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace - Las Vegas, NV
Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate

And congrats on 400,000 points. I'm still a couple of months away from a Xoom. Have you tried any video chats yet?

March 27, 2011 11:42 PM #79
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Jane Peters
Power Brokers Int'l - Los Angeles, CA
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John,  thank you.  No, I have not tried anything daring yet.  I am still getting used to it, as are Verizon and Motorola, by the way.  Everyone sits there with handbooks trying to help. 

March 27, 2011 11:54 PM #80
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Patty Da Silva, Davie, Southwest Ranches Cooper City, Plantation, Weston, REALTOR
BROKER of Green Realty Properties® - 954-667-7253 - Davie, FL
Top Listing Broker

Jane - the BEST product is the product YOU have and love. Enjoy!!

March 28, 2011 03:24 PM #81
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Scott Hayes
(512) 786-8300 - Austin, TX
Realty Austin, Broker Associate

Hmm Jane. I was waiting for the laptop 3, but I might take a look at The Zoom. I hear good things.

March 28, 2011 11:57 PM #82
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Jane Peters
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Patty,  I totally agree.

Scott,  never heard of the Laptop 3?

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