The WiFi-only model of the Motorola Xoom Android tablet has been confirmed to reach the US from March 27th for $599 each. It’ll hit a number of stores in the US including Amazon, Best Buy, Costco, Radio Shack and Sams Club.
The Xoom tablet runs Android 3.0 Honeycomb, has a 10.1-inch screen with a resolution of 1280×800. The Xoom also packs two cameras, a rear camera of 5 megapixels and a front-facing camera of 2 megapixels.
The tablet is also powered by a dual-core 1GHz processor and with the ability to playback full HD video. It’s also equipped with an HDMI out, an accelerometer, a compass, a gyroscope and a barometer. So, would you consider the Xoom WiFi since it’s $100 more expensive than the WiFi-only model of the iPad 2 (at $499)?
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Prices of Motorola Xoom tablet confirmed – 3G/4G costs $799 and WiFi-only costs $600
It’s good news that Motorola has confirmed the prices for the Motorola Xoom tablet. The 3G/4G version of the Xoom costs you only $799 and a WiFi-only model costs you only $600. These price points definitely make it more desirable for the Android fan boys.
According to Motorola, the higher price tag of the 3G/4G model is its 4G capability, allowing you to have high-speed data connectivity. The WiFi-only model is set at the same as the equivalent iPad model, in order for it to be competitive. And some more the Xoom tablet is definitely more powerful than the current version of iPad.
The Xoom is based on Android 3.0 Honeycomb and will be supplied on Verizon network in the US. Currently, there is no word about its subsidized or contract price but it should have a few hundred dollars knocked off with any contract plans.
Motorola Xoom tablet officially unveiled
The Motorola Xoom tablet has been officially unveiled by the company. The Xoom sports a 10.1-inch touchscreen with a 1280 x 800p HD resolution and runs the Android 3.0 Honeycomb OS.
The Motorola Xoom tablet is powered by a Nvidia Tegra 2 dual-core processor that powers its touchscreen and allows it to run 16:9 cinema spec videos.
The Xoom tablet also packs two cameras, which are a 2-megapixel front facing camera and a 5-megapixel that is also capable of 720p HD video recording. And the best it offers what is not supported by the Apple iPad i.e. full compatibility with the Adobe Flash Player 1.0.
The Motorola Xoom also packs 32GB built-in storage (expandable via microSD card slot), WiFi and 3G connectivity. It’s expected to be available in the US sometime in Q1 of 2011 but the pricing has not been announced yet. A clip that gives you more idea about the tablet is attached below.