Motorola's Xoom vs. Apple's iPad: Which Tablet Should You Buy?

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For the past year, the tablet computer world has been dominated by the Apple iPad. Ever since the iPad's introduction, Apple's competitors have been scrambling. Last year, Samsung was the first to deliver a decent alternative with the Galaxy Tab, but it failed to gain substantial traction. Now all eyes are on Motorola's Xoom, the latest challenger to the iPad, which goes on sale Thursday at Best Buy and Verizon Wireless stores.

The Xoom is Motorola's first tablet, and builds off the company's success with Google's Android operating system. Just two years ago, Motorola was on the brink of disaster, and came pretty close to withdrawing from the mobile business altogether. The launch of the Motorola Droid line of smartphones completely turned the company around, making it one of the most dominant players in the market. But can Motorola do the same in the tablet market? So far, it looks like it just might have a shot.