Motorola Unveils $799 Xoom Tablet

By CIOinsight  |  Posted 02-07-2011 Print
Motorola's iPad challenger, the Xoom, will go on sale Feb. 24 at Best Buy for $799.

Best Buy is selling the Motorola Xoom Android 3.0 tablet computer for $799 on Feb. 24, according to an ad shot scored by Engadget.

The report comes two weeks after Android Central reported the minimum price for the Xoom, which Motorola hopes will be the first Android tablet to successfully challenge Apple's iPad, from Verizon Wireless would be $799 sans contract. See the Xoom portal on Motorola here.

Powered by the Nvidia Tegra 2 dual-core processor and sporting a 10.1-inch screen, the Xoom has the freshest Android build, which is optimized for tablets.

The tablet supports several 3D capabilities, including the Google Maps 5.0 application for Android, where buildings rise as users tilt the Xoom.

Google showed off these capabilities during Verizon's keynote at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show Jan. 6 to some applause.


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