Motorola Xoom to be sold by Carphone Warehouse and Currys

Darren Allan

February 19, 2011

We recently reported that the Motorola Xoom tablet is coming to the UK in the second quarter of this year (May, we reckon).

Although it seems that when the gadget finally arrives, the 10 inch slate won’t be offered through networks, but UK high street retailers.

An article in the Telegraph states that Carphone Warehouse (and Best Buy), along with Currys and PC World are set to stock the Xoom. The latter two will carry the wi-fi model, and the former the 3G and wi-fi supporting slate.

The big remaining question is the UK pricing, with the recent revelation that the 3G variant of the Xoom will come in at a pretty hefty $800 in the US. It’ll be $600 for the wi-fi tablet.

Our guess is the £600 to £700 mark for the 3G version. Indeed, last month C-net UK spotted one online retailer, Handtec, had posted a price of £720 for the tablet. However, that figure was swiftly replaced by a TBC.

The Xoom’s 10 inch display has a resolution of 1280 x 800, and it comes with a 1GHz dual-core processor, twin cameras, an accelerometer, gyroscope and HDMI out. Android 3, or Honeycomb, will be the OS.






 

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  1. Kermonk says:

    They are nuts if they think they are going to sell them at that price. Must be below £400

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