If you are Motorola then you are smiling as a result of a great effort put on at the CES Show in Las Vegas. Motorola, who had a great year with Verizon manufacturing their very popular “Droid” Series of Android devices followed-up with not one, but two sequels to the Droid with the Droid X (our favorite) and the Droid 2 (slide out keyboard device) So how do you follow up a great year with the Droid Series? You take yourself to the CES Show the first week of 2011 and drop the XOOM and the ATRIX! Motorola took home honors for:
- "Best of CES" award for its Motorola XOOM™
- "Best Smartphone" for the Motorola ATRIX™
- "Best Tablet" for the Motorola XOOM™
We were pretty wowed by the Motorola XOOM as well with it’s 10 inch screen, Honeycomb Android 3.0 OS, Dual Core Processor, and yes, 4G blazing speeds. Congrats to Motorola for a job well done and we will be looking forward to checking out the XOOM!
AS VEGAS, Jan. 10, 2011 — Motorola Mobility, Inc. (NYSE: MMI), today announced it won the "Best of CES" award for its Motorola XOOM™ – the first device on Google’s new Android 3.0 Honeycomb operating system designed from the ground up for tablets. In addition to "Best of CES" award, Motorola received two other award honors – "Best Smartphone" for the Motorola ATRIX™ and "Best Tablet" for the Motorola XOOM™. Produced and judged by editors from CNET (www.cnet.com), the winners of the "Best of CES" awards were announced Saturday, January 8, at 2011 CES in Las Vegas.
According to CNET, "Within the tablet category, the Motorola XOOM rose to the top by promising what we felt was the most anticipated mobile OS (Android Honeycomb), on impressively spec’d hardware (dual-core, 4G-compatible, HDMI out, front- and back-facing cameras), in a 10-inch format."
Selected by CNET’s unbiased expert editors, winners are recognized as being the most buzz-worthy, category-defining, innovative, and promising products at the show. CNET editors scoured the CES show floor for products to consider for the prestigious award. In addition there were awards given for the Best in Show product and People’s Voice, given by the thousands of online viewers who cast their vote.
"At CES, thousands of tech manufacturers launch the next wave of products and services that will set the stage for the coming year," said Scott Ard, Editor in Chief of CNET. "Our editors scour the show floor to find the hottest gadgets, and Motorola’s XOOM™ was singled out to be honored with the ‘Best of CES’ award."
"We are honored to receive this outstanding recognition from CNET’s Best of CES Awards. This exciting news demonstrates the level of innovation that embodies the new Motorola Mobility," said Sanjay Jha, chairman & CEO of Motorola Mobility.
Motorola XOOM redefines the tablet device category by providing more ways to have fun, connect with friends and stay productive on the go. Boasting a best-in-class dual core processor, the stylishly thin Motorola XOOM offers a ground-breaking mobile computing experience.
It is the first tablet to connect to the new Google Mobile Innovation service offering books, music and movies – anytime, anywhere – and all in HD optimized for Motorola XOOM’s 10.1-inch widescreen.
Motorola ATRIX™ 4G, announced January 5, 2011 is the only smartphone that allows you to carry the power of mobile computing inside your pocket. Motorola’s revolutionary webtop application changes mobile computing forever by unleashing the power of the smartphone like never before. Designed to bring unprecedented computing to your smartphone, Motorola’s webtop application runs a full Mozilla Firefox 3.6. Motorola ATRIX 4G will be available to AT&T customers in Q1 2011.
Videos of the winning products can be found at http://www.cnet.com/ces.