For what it’s worth. My iPad got ripped off and I've replaced it with a Xoom. It seems to be a hot machine especially for the price. If anyone is interested here are my thoughts on it vs. the iPad.
Lower cost. $499 new and refurbs are available with a one year warrantee for $399 for a 32 gig wifi tablet and I just spotted a new one on eBay for $440. I don’t need 3G as my EVO is a 4G wireless hotspot.
Easy to upgrade from 32 to 64 gigs if you need it with a $50 sim card.
Fast dual core processor with a full gig of ram.
It immediately did an OTA to 3.2 which corrects most of the old OS issues. From an OS basis it seems to be as good as any Droid based tablet. I’ve only been able to lock it up once and that was done by my 10 year old with one of her games. I still don’t know what she did.
It seems to allow more user customization.
Email support is at least as good as the iPad if not better.
FLASH!!!! Don’t kid yourself, the lack of flash on the iPad sucks.
The web browser is much better than Safari. True tabbed browsing is much easier to deal with.
Android market vs. iStore.
I think the Xoom has more future upgrade potential than the iPad.
It isn’t an Apple.
It is a little heavier than an iPad.
Odd position of the ON button and some of the ports.
Battery life is good, but not quite on par with an iPad. It could be my screen settings as that is where 60+% of the battery is going, but it really is a great screen.
Harder to get accessories.
Android market vs. iStore. Yes it is a pro and con. Both have advantages and disadvantages.
I miss my iTunes.
Everyone asks why I didn’t buy an iPad.
Overall, I’m quite content with the purchase. I do miss some of the Apple apps, at least till I find strong alternates. In example Apple has a mobile version of One Note which I’ve been using on my office desktop. With Android I seem to be stuck with Evernote. I liked One Note’s integration with Office more. SalesForce doesn’t have a mobile version for Android either although it works fine in the Browser.