The wi-fi version of the Motorola Xoom has already been priced up by PC World, Currys and Pixmania, with a tag of £500.
There was a hopeful moment when PC World put up a placeholder price for £450, which was swiftly taken down, unsurprisingly as it turned out to be incorrect.
And now the 3G version of the tablet is up for pre-order on the Carphone Warehouse, which has the exclusive on this model.
The cost of the 3G variant is £600, sim-free, although you do get a free charging dock thrown in, which is apparently worth £35.
Carphone Warehouse has marked the release date as early April. PC World has the wi-fi Xoom’s release date down as April 9th, so it seems early to mid April would be about right for launch. A couple of weeks after the iPad 2.
The Xoom is a 10 inch slate with a 1GHz dual-core processor, twin cameras (one a 5 megapixel affair capable of 720p recording), an accelerometer, gyroscope, HDMI out plus Android Honeycomb.
Something we previously didn’t realise about Motorola’s tablet is that it also uses gorilla glass, for a tougher and scratch resistant display.