Motorola Xoom goes on sale early for £490

Darren Allan
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The Motorola Xoom went on sale in the UK today – in a manner of speaking.

Officially, it won’t be out until the weekend, or possibly not until next week, according to shipping estimates from the Dixons Group which is carrying the wi-fi version.

However, according to a report on T3, Simply Electronics had seven of the wi-fi Xoom available to purchase today, priced at £490 (a tenner more than Dixons).

If you want one early, unfortunately the online retailer doesn’t have any left, with an out of stock message now up on the website.

The Xoom is the first Honeycomb Android toting rival to the iPad 2 to arrive on these shores. It comes with a 10 inch display, 32GB of storage, and twin cameras.

Sales in the States have thus far been sluggish, according to reports, with problems cited including poor battery life and the instability of Honeycomb.

Comments in chronological order (4 comments)

  1. ed says:

    I think you mean 32 GB of General or internal memory rather than Random Access memory.

  2. Darren Allan says:

    Yes, you’re quite right Ed, now corrected….

  3. Artycarl says:

    They say 1-2 days for delivery then once you order and pay the confirmation email states 2-7 days which brings you to the launch date for everyone else. This is false advertising and it sucks.

  4. Bobby Mikels says:

    If the figures are right that Motorola Xoom sold only a total of 100,000 units compared to the 350,000 to 400,000 range of Apple iPad 2, then it is really a no contest. I did not expect it to be like this. I thought that Xoom will be a very close second since they are highly regarded as a better choice than iPad 2. It seems that all the so-called experts who predicted that Xoom will be the next big thing are thinking how it failed. But on the other hand, they are right that Xoom is far more superior, specs wise. It is just too early to count out Xoom since they are just released in the market for few weeks.

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