Motorola have been trying very hard to get side by side with Apple using the range of different devices in its arsenal. On an attempt to beat iPad, Galaxy Tab and iPad 2 of their leading position, they have launched an Android tablet called Xoom.
As of 5th April, they have begun selling their latest tablet in UK thanks to Simply Electronics, who have managed 17 retail selling points. Priced at £ 489.95, the Wi-Fi version of the tablet appears to be £10 cheaper than retail price at other places. The online retailer is also offering free delivery and a 30 day money back guarantee.
Among other retailers, Dixons announced a release date in the first week of April while Clove, Expansys and Handtec are silent about any pricing or release date of their own. They also claim that you will be among the first people in the entire Europe to get your hands on the Motorola Xoom by 9th April (delivery date)
Xoom was launched during January at the CES 2011. A 1 GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 SOC (Sytem On a Chip) powers the Android 3.0 OS on Xoom. It boasts with a 10.1 inch screen size with 1280×800 pixels for the Google backed platform to unleash its features. Known as Honeycomb, this tablet’s optimized platform is assumed to be the best performing version.
Assisting the SOC are a plethora of hardware like 1GB RAM, 32GB built-in storage with microSD card slot, 2 MP front camera for video calls and 5 MegaPixel rear camera with HD video capture. HDMI and built-in flash support are some of the other features. Communication features include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth and optional 3G support.
A recent news tells us that there have already been sold more than 100 000 units.