One of the biggest reason people might opt Xoom over iPad, Adobe Flash support, might not be available at the time of its release on February 24, 2011. The Android 3.0-based tablet
The "fully Flash-enabled" tablet has a fine print at the bottom of the page that reads “Adobe Flash expected Spring 2011.”
Screenshots from Verizon wireless website.
It seems, the $800 tablet will have tough time competing with Apple’s iPad in spite of the current iPad model being one year old. With a lot of additional features in comparison to the iPad, it is to be seen whether the consumer will find Xoom worth the price.
Some argue that Adobe’s inability to ship its product in time was one of the reasons Apple decided to drop it (I however, don’t have any evidence to prove it).