The most talked about debuts at the Consumer Electronics Show 2011 were the introductions of the Xoom tablet and the Atrix 4G smartphone by Motorola.

The Xoom tablet, which runs on Android 3.0, is one of the first viable competitors for the Apple iPad and even includes many features that the well known model does not possess. There is a 5 megapixel camera and a 2 megapixel webcam to sweeten the deal on this new tablet. It also boasts a 2 megapixel camera that faces front so its users can engage in video chat. The new tablet will tout a dual core 1 GHz processr and a 1280 X 800 resolution display, propelling it to the front lines as competition for the iPad. Users can connect to the internet via WiFi or the Verizon network.

Motorola is labeling the new Atrix 4g as the ‘world’s most powerful smartphone’. It, too, will have a dual core processor and will utilize Firefox 3.6 as a web browser. This new phone will run on the AT&T network here in the United States.