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Motorola’s Xoom tablet computer is set to go on sale in the UK market later in the week after it hit the US market recently.
The Dixons Group has expressed that it will start shipping the Wi-Fi version of the Xoom this weekend. The company has exclusive right over the Wi-Fi version of the tablet, which aims to compete with Apple’s iPad tablets.
Dixons has also announced that it will offer the device for £480, instead of £500, a move possibility to enable the tablet compete better with iPad 2 wi-fi, which is priced at the same level with a similar storage capacity of 32GB.
Motorola Xoom will run the tablet-oriented Android 3.0 "Honeycomb" and has a 10.1-inch touchscreen with a resolution of 1280x800 that supports 1080p video playback to an external monitor through an HDMI output. The tablet has an Nvidia Tegra 2 dual core processor offering up to 2GHz of power and 1GB of RAM.
The device will be capable of using Verizon's 4G LTE network. It will be available with 3G/Wi-Fi connectivity with an upgrade to 4G LTE expected to be in the second quarter of the year. It can be connected through a mini-HDMI and a mini-USB port. The 32GB of internal memory of the tablet can be expanded through an SD card.
The company claims that the tablet’s battery will offer 10 hours of video playback. There is a front-facing two megapixel camera and a rear facing a 5 megapixel camera that can capture 720p HD video. The device also offers Adobe Flash.