Motorola Xoom: £199 on contract via Carphone Warehouse

Motorola Xoom: £199 on contract via Carphone WarehouseConsidering how much we've been talking about them, we need to remind ourselves sometimes that the first Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablets are only now starting to go on sale here in the UK.

The Motorola Xoom is at the front of that queue, and if the £579 SIM-free asking price is too rich for your blood, you can now sign up on a 24-month contract and cut that up-front cost to £199.

That's for the 3G-enabled Xoom, naturally, which is currently exclusive to Carphone Warehouse. The slate is available on a 24-month contract for £25 per month – that makes for a total cost of ownership of £799, for which you get unlimited data over the duration of your 24-month contract (subject to the usual fair use policy restrictions).

Early adopters will no doubt be snapping up the Xoom so they can be the front of the Honeycomb train as it trundles into town. But with the iPad 2 looking so affordable, and several other Honeycomb contenders also likely to undercut the Xoom when they hit the market, Motorola's pricing structure may not look too clever a couple of months from now.

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RealMatch  Apr. 13, 2011 at 10:45

Early adopters will no doubt be snapping up the Xoom so they can be the front of the Honeycomb train as it trundles into town.
Well towards the front of the train, but still behind the people who've had Asus Transformers in their hands since last week (and have a working MicroSD card slot as well) :)

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