No, Xoom tablet doesn’t copy iPad, says German court

Apple wasn’t the only loser in the ruling. It was ultimately a loss for both parties since the court also disagreed with Motorola’s previous claim that Apple’s iPad design patent was invalid. As a result, both parties have to cover court costs generated by the dispute.

Android 4.0.3 now hitting Motorola Xoom tablets

Motorola officially announced on Wednesday that it’s now upgrading its Xoom Wi-Fi tablets to the Ice Cream Sandwich version of Android, effective immediately. Google Android version 4.0.3 will be an over-the-air software upgrade, starting today, in stages, for all Xoom tablet owners.

Kindle Fire on pace to outsell all Android tablets?

Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablet is on pace to be the best selling Google Android tablet of the year, even though you wouldn’t know it runs Android. Leaked sales figures reported by the Cult of Android site show that Amazon has already taken more than 254,000 pre-orders.

Hard Sell for Motorola’s Xoom Wi-Fi Tablet

The Wi-Fi edition of Motorola’s Xoom tablet will launch March 27 for a suggested price of $599. Widespread availability in major brick-and-mortar retail stores and discounted prices could help, but it’s going to be a few months before sales of this tablet zoom.

Poll: Is 3G a Must for Tablets or Will Wi-Fi Do?

The tablet revolution is upon us with 180 million such devices expected to be sold by 2014. But many of the newer tablets are launching in a costly 3G version. Chime in on our poll as we see if Wi-Fi tablets are good enough for most.

MobileTechRoundup Podcast 233

Today Matt and Kevin review the week’s mobile tech news, share what to expect from next week’s Apple event and offer hands on impressions of the Motorola Xoom, the first Google Android Honeycomb tablet that’s now available. Participate in the show via the live chat session!

Motorola Xoom Pricing Confirmed. But Will It Sell?

The rumored $799 price for a Motorola Xoom tablet is rumor no more: Motorola Mobility CEO, Sanjay Jha, today confirmed the $799 cost for his company’s Android tablet. Verizon could subsidize the tablet to reduce the up-front costs, but do consumers want another long-term data plan?

A $799 Xoom Shows Why Apple’s Component Hedging Works

Motorola’s Xoom tablet gained mainstream awareness through a Super Bowl ad spot, but the reported $799 price tag could douse interest. Smart, long-term investments in components are helping Apple maintain its premium brand status, but at prices that compete well against the Motorolas of the world.