It does less. A tamborine has less problems than a drum kit.
From what I am following about the Xoom, I'll wait. It is nice that it is unlocked, so you can develop and flash alternate ROMs onto the device (without worrying about the manufacturer trying to turn you into a criminal by invoking the DMCA on you). But I am getting conflicting information from different sources. I've heard it can be used as a MiFi hotspot, and I've heard that it can't be. I've heard quite a bit about it not having a USB host mode - and that is kind of a deal breaker when even the Coby Kyros has this functionality. But all the caveats of the Xoom are things that require jailbreaking at least, and which Apple constantly and actively tries to prevent owners from doing. When one device manufacturer allows you to use the device as you see fit, and the other tries to dictate how you can use your own device, the choice seems obvious to me. I'll deal with some rough spots. The iPad is a tablet with training wheels. I'm sure it will remain a favorite among technology consumers with a low tech IQ - and there is nothing wrong with having a device that caters to technology knuckle-draggers. But for those of us who are comfortable in the deep end of the technology pool, iOS devices are frustratingly limited, and Android devices offer us much more freedom.
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