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.