4. Snap!: The Xoom’s Cameras

About ten years ago, someone decided that digital cameras should become standard in cell phones. Seemingly overnight, and probably due to the relatively low cost, digital cameras became basic cell-phone features. This one simple change altered the way that news was gathered. Today, anyone with a cell phone in hand can capture a still picture—or, better yet, video—of any event that occurs in front of him or her.

Now fast-forward through multiple generations of phones and other small devices to the Motorola Xoom tablet computer, which has not ...

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