Best Buy stores are now accepting pre-orders for the Motorola XOOM tablet, with the Honeycomb slate expected to begin shipping from Thursday, February 24. Priced at $799.99 complete with Verizon 3G connectivity, the XOOM has a 10.1-inch screen and runs Android 3.0, the tablet-centric version of the Google mobile platform.

There’s also a range of accessories on offer, including two docks – a desktop dock, for $49.99, and a speaker dock, for $129.99 – a portfolio case, for $39.99, and a Bluetooth keyboard for $69.99. You’ll need a Verizon data contract in order to use the integrated 3G connection – a WiFi-only XOOM is expected in Q2 2011 – and the carrier has promised a 4G update later in the year.

So, anybody tempted? Or has the 8.9-inch, 3D-capable LG G-Slate for T-Mobile won your heart instead? Let us know in the comments.


  1. i still have to wait for the european wifi release before i can bask in the glorious awesomeness of honeycomb. i’ll definitely get a xoom, don’t really like the LG Slate, or optimus pad as it’s called over here in germany. what’s the point in a 3d camera when you can’t even look at the content on the device itself without goofy glasses?

    oh, and LG’s expecting us to pay 999€ for their slate.. that’s INSANE!


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