Excuse me, Australian readers. If you're looking for a distraction from kangaroo boxing and boomerang throwing, you'll be happy to know that as soon as May 2011, Telstra will be launching the Motorola XOOM.

Exact pricing and launch dates are scant, but if it's your cup of tea, the full presser is after the break.

And for those planning on picking up a XOOM, I'm sure I don't have to remind you, but be sure not to let the dingos take it. [Motorola]

Motorola Mobility and Telstra bring Motorola XOOM™ to Australia

World’s first device running Android™ 3.0 (Honeycomb) delivers a powerful tablet experience on a 10.1-inch widescreen HD display

April 19, 2011

SYDNEY – April, 19 2011 – Motorola Mobility, Inc. (NYSE: MMI) today announced the award-winning Motorola XOOM™ will launch on the Telstra Next G® network in May 2011. The first device to run on the Android™ 3.0 (Honeycomb) platform, Motorola XOOM features a 1GHz dual-core processor, 32 GB of memory and 1GB of RAM, front-facing and rear-facing cameras, true multi-tasking functionality, and the latest Google™ Mobile services on a10.1-inch widescreen HD display. The Telstra Next® G network will unleash Motorola XOOM’s full potential, allowing customers to create and consume content while on the go.

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Warwick Bray, Executive Director, Telstra Mobility Products, said: “Motorola XOOM arrives at a time when Australians are embracing both mobile tablets and devices powered by Android in record numbers. Motorola XOOM’s high-definition touch screen and powerful operating software will make it possible for more Australians to enjoy video, mobile web browsing, gaming and magazines on the go. It brings together beautifully integrated services like Gmail and YouTube™, a world of Android apps and an interface that’s easy for our customers to personalise with apps, shortcuts and widgets. Our customers are going to love consuming, creating and sharing content in more places on Australia’s largest and fastest national mobile broadband network.”

“In today’s fast-paced mobile device market, Motorola XOOM re-defines the tablet experience,” said Timo Brouwer, managing director, Motorola Mobility ANZ and South Pacific. “Motorola XOOM is the next generation of tablet, and the one after that. Designed from the ground up with the user in mind, it provides more ways to have fun, connect with friends and be productive while on the go. Whether surfing the Web, watching the latest hit movie as it was intended or video-chatting with friends, Motorola XOOM will delight customers with its ease of use, speed and vivid graphics, as well as its Motorola Smart Accessories.”

Motorola XOOM Features – a new mobile experience

Motorola XOOM delivers exceptionally fast performance with its 1GHz dual-core processor and 1 GB of RAM. The tablet showcases the innovations of the Honeycomb user experience – including an interactive, customizable homescreen with moveable widgets, notifications and tabbed browsing – on a 10.1-inch 1280x800 widescreen HD display, enabling video content that’s richer and clearer than ever before. Support for HDMI enables viewing of videos and movies on larger screens, such as HD televisions. A 5MP rear-facing camera captures HD video, and a 2MP front-facing camera enables clear video chats using Google Talk™.

The latest Google Mobile services include Google Maps™ 5.0 with 3D interaction and access to over 150,000 apps from Android Market™. Motorola XOOM also supports a beta version of Adobe® Flash® Player 10.2 downloadable from Android Market, enabling the delivery of rich Flash-based Web content including videos, casual games and rich Internet applications.

Motorola XOOM also features a built-in gyroscope, barometer, e-compass, accelerometer and adaptive lighting. The tablet supports up to 10 hours of video playback and charges quickly in just 3.5 hours.

More details about Motorola XOOM, including its recommended retail price, will be announced nearer to launch.

About Motorola Mobility

Motorola Mobility, Inc. (NYSE:MMI) fuses innovative technology with human insights to create experiences that simplify, connect and enrich people's lives. Our portfolio includes converged mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets; wireless accessories; end-to-end video and data delivery; and management solutions, including set-tops and data-access devices. For more information, visit motorola.com/mobility.

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