Motorola Xoom goes toe-to-toe with the iPad 2 on price

Motorola Xoom goes toe-to-toe with the iPad 2 on priceWe've had to be patient in waiting for Motorola to launch its Xoom tablet here in the UK, and we've spent a lot of that time speculating about just what it will cost.

Well, Moto has finally come clean with some official prices, and – surprise, surprise – the Honeycomb-powered slate is going to cost exactly the same as an iPad 2 when it goes on sale next week.

A variety of online retailers have tweaked their pre-orders price tags for the Xoom, and Motorola has confirmed that the new prices are in fact official. The 32GB tablet will set you back £479.99 if you're happy with Wi-Fi alone, or £579.99 if you want to add 3G.

That matches Apple's prices for the corresponding iPad 2 models exactly – well, actually Apple is still 99p cheaper on both models, but let's not split hairs.

At present the Xoom is still listed as being in full pre-order mode, but fingers-crossed the 10in slate will officially go on sale in the next week – that's what Motorola promised us, and it hasn't given any signs to the contrary.

Via Engadget

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JanSt / MOD  Apr. 9, 2011 at 11:54

ahem... I'll pass

stanleydc1  Apr. 9, 2011 at 16:32

Just to confirm I work for Currys and we have confirmation that this will be available in the shops in the next 7 Days

Monkey nuts 2  Apr. 9, 2011 at 19:07

After the feedback on various forums, I think I'll stick to the iPad .... Or Asus eee pad transformer.


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