Motorola Xoom Tablet to be Available on the Verizon Wireless Network on FEB. 24

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$800 for a little tablet?!  I’ll pass on this one I think, priced a bit too high for my blood. You can get it for ‘only’ $600 on contract through Verizon but you’ll have to pay for 1Gb per month service for $20 additional. In the long run it would be cheaper I think to just buy the tablet and use free wi-fi hotspots that are available pretty much everywhere.  What’s amazing is that it doesn’t come with Flash out of the box, you’ll have to wait until later or ‘soon’ as it’s listed in the PR to get it.

Verizon Wireless and Motorola Mobility, Inc. today announced the Feb. 24, 2011 availability of the innovative new Motorola XOOM tablet, which won the coveted CNET Best of Show award at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show for being “the most potentially disruptive technology.” The first device to run Google’s new Android 3.0 Honeycomb operating system, the Motorola XOOM will be available for purchase from Verizon Wireless for $599.99 with a new two-year customer agreement or $799.99 without a contract. Wireless 3G data service for the Motorola XOOM will begin at $20 monthly access for 1GB. The Motorola XOOM will be upgradeable to 4G LTE service at no additional charge in the second quarter of 2011.

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A powerhouse in both software and hardware, the Motorola XOOM is built around a 1GHz dual-core processor and 10.1-inch widescreen HD display. The sleek, stylish design features a front-facing 2-megapixel camera for video chats, as well as a rear-facing 5-megapixel camera that captures video in 720p HD.

The Motorola XOOM showcases the innovations of the Honeycomb user experience that improves on Android favorites such as widgets, multi-tasking, browsing, notifications and customization, as well as featuring the latest Google Mobile services. The Motorola XOOM also features full support for tabbed browsing and support for the Adobe Flash Player, available soon as a free download, to enjoy all the video and other rich content available on the Web. For additional information about upgrading their XOOM to 4G LTE, customers can visit www.verizonwireless.com/Xoom4GLTEUpgrade starting Thursday, Feb. 24.

For more information on Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.

To learn more about Motorola XOOM, visit www.verizonwireless.com/xoom.

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