The Motorola Xoom UK Price Revealed No News on Release Date

Posted on Jan 11 2011 - 9:59pm by Richard Sharp

We mentioned a few days ago the hype and excitement surrounding the new Motorola Xoom tablet at the CES 2011. This is going to be the first tablet to come with the Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) operating system and it is now on pre release in the UK.

It is going to be run on the first Android operating system to have been designed exclusively for tablet use, and there are high hopes being pinned on this machine as being one which will show us the future of tablets and give us an idea of how we will all be using these machines in years to come.   

We have been eagerly awaiting details of when it will hit the streets and how much it will cost. In the last day or so the first indications on the British price for this stunning machine see it given a price tag of £720, which would make it a good deal more expensive than the rival iPad from Apple.

The device’s specifications certainly made for good reading, with the new Android operating system being backed up an array of features such as 2 cameras, a 10.1 inch screen, the Nvidia Tegra 2 processor and 3G and Wi-Fi options. The question is whether the manufacturers will find the right price to entice people to buy one instead of an iPad.   

As well as the tablet itself there are also a number of Xoom accessories such as a case, wireless keyboard and speaker docking system now being offered online now.

There is still no official word on the UK release date and price, and until there is we will be left wondering whether £720 is the final price or whether it is subject to change.

Will the public see it is as a fair price for a new type of tablet? Only time will tell.   

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  1. martin January 14, 2011 at 1:39 pm - Reply

    Surely it should be just cheaper than a high end netbook – about the same size/power but without a keyboard.

    Martin

  2. Ed February 4, 2011 at 2:05 pm - Reply

    720……………… They are having a laught aren't they.

    The IPAD is only 517 with 3g (I had one, gave it back cause it done broke on me) and it did everything I was looking for, why pay 200 more, I will just buy the Ipad again

  3. Harry Jones February 7, 2011 at 1:33 am - Reply

    $799 US price apparently, and a UK price of £729? Someone dun goofed with the currency conversion. Here, let me bend over for you, slap some KY on my crack so you can screw me in the rear. Is this real life?

  4. John February 22, 2011 at 5:30 pm - Reply

    Xoom is Doomed – too expensive. Was gonna get this for my wife but at that price tag hell no. All she wants to do is browse and send e-mails.

  5. annex February 24, 2011 at 9:08 pm - Reply

    look at the specs here people. the processor is dual core – to the ipads single.. its in HD to the ipads.. well not HD…. and if you do compare the 32gig wi-fi and 3g models, its the SAME price as the ipad…. but most importantly.. ITS NOT APPLE!!!! best reason to buy!

  6. Jon February 26, 2011 at 7:09 pm - Reply

    too expensive, over specced BUT a real standalone machine rather than a tethered apple extension – I shall be getting one –

    Jonny fflap
    Chief fflapper

  7. Naosis March 20, 2011 at 3:11 pm - Reply

    It certainly is the best tablet i've ever seen, It has lots of cool features.
    the main thing about it is that it runs on android 3.0(.1 <– just got updated) Wich is a very nice operating system.
    I am an ANDROID user and I just love it. My Samsung Galaxy S (GT-I9000) runs on android 2.2 and will soon be updated to 2.3.

    the motorola XOOM is just a very nice tablet. but for that price…?

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