Almost a week with the XOOM

I ordered a XOOM two weeks ago and it came while I was away on a business trip. When I got home last Friday I got busy with it. I promised myself that I wouldn’t post anything for at least a week so I wouldn’t post the usual crap you see when someone gets a new device and posts a review after a few hours or a day, still unused to the paradigm shift that’s typical with new hardware or software.

That said, I have to break my own rule to comment on the b XOOM’s battery life. One charge lasts me TWO days, easily! I power on my device in the morning while at home and use it on wifi for an hour or so, power it off and then turn it on again at the office where I use it on and off all day on Verizon 3G. It stays on for the trip home and, once home, I switch back to wifi for the evening. I turn it off before bed and then start the process over the next day. That means it’s on for about 14-15 hours per day, 5-6 of which is wifi. Pretty good if you ask me (note that I charge my phone each night). I’d guess I acttually use it about 8-10 hours each day.

Ok, that’s all for now.


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