The tablet which won most hearts and accolades at CES 2011, Motorola Xoom has got a price tag, which is definitely not impressive if you were looking to buy it anytime soon. Though the official announcement of Motorola Xoom price and availability has not been made yet, HandTec, a popular online retailer from UK has listed down the price of Xoom as £719.99 inclusive of VAT, which is approximately $1120!

Motorola Xoom Price – Right or not?

Just a while back, Handtec had listed down Motorola Xoom for £660, but soon increased it to £720. The price tag is bound to tag many, who were hoping Xoom to be priced lower than Apple’s iPad. For the records, iPad starts at £439 for the basic Wi-Fi with 16GB model, while costliest Wi-Fi+3G model with 64GB memory will cost £714. As per Handtec’s listing, Xoom is priced more than the higher end model of iPad, not really wise that, if you ask me.

Some of the accessories for the Xoom are also listed down and are priced as follows-

Motorola XOOM Portfolio Case £47.99
Motorola XOOM Standard Dock £71.99
Motorola XOOM Wireless Keyboard £71.99
Motorola XOOM Speaker Dock £83.99

No official UK Motorola Xoom release date has been given yet and HandTec offers no real clues as well and just says ‘Due in soon”.

Some Android fanboys might counter the hefty price tag claim stating the impressive hardware specs of Motorola Xoom. It comes with a dual core Tegra 2 processor, along with 10.1-inch touchscreen display, HDMI output, 1GB DDR2 RAM, SD card support, 5 megapixel rear camera with dual LED flash, 2 megapixel front-facing camera and many more.

It is also the first tablet to come with Android 3.0 Honeycomb OS. Not to mention that it comes with built-in gyroscope, barometer, e-compass, accelerometer and adaptive lighting so that users would be able to enjoy new types of applications on it. This hands-on video by PhoneDog gives a nice overview of what to expect from Xoom

Liked it? Has it been priced right? Will you pre-order it?


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