Motorola Mobility, Inc. is hoping to attract more buyers away from Apple’s iPad 2 by offering a cheaper version of their Motorola Xoom Android Tablet PC. The new Motorola Xoom Tablet PC release date in the US is on March 27. This is for the Wi-Fi only version of the said tablet. The suggested retail price for the Motorola Xoom 10.1″ Smart Tablet PC with Android 3.0 Honeycomb OS (Wi-Fi 32GB model) is now more budget-friendly at $599 – same price as the iPad 2 32GB – but installed with the new Licorice Operating System (newest Android OS version). Note that if you’re conscious with price, you might as well take a look at a similar product whose review appeared here, the ViewSonic ViewPad 10 Dual-Boot Tablet PC (Windows 7 + Android OS Combo).
The Motorola Xoom Wi-Fi only model will be sold by Walmart, Staples, Radioshack, Costco, Best Buy and Amazon. Dan Papalia, Vice-President of Retail Sales at Motorola Mobility says, “MOTOROLA XOOM is a truly innovative tablet – its design, coupled with being the first tablet to have Android 3.0, results in a user experience that is one-of-a-kind. We are now continuing to expand the choices available to consumers with the MOTOROLA XOOM Wi-Fi to be available soon from numerous leading retailers in the United States.”
Just a reminder once again, the Motorola Xoom WiFi is equipped with 1GHz Dual-Core Nvidia Tegra 2 chip and also wields two cameras, 2-megapixel front-facing and a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera with dual LED flash. It also has 1GB of DDR2 RAM and can record 720p HD videos. You can find out more of the tablet pc specifications in the article “Motorola Xoom 3G Release Date is Today | Motorola Xoom Specs and Features” published here last month when it was first released in the US via Best Buy stores nationwide (pick-up only, no online sale at that time).
Since Motorola is pushing the Xoom Wi-Fi with the help of many big-name retailers, I’m optimistic it will sell more than 100,000 on its first week. Do you agree? No? Damn, you are all iPad fanatics in that case. Not bad considering Apple’s history but let’s give other manufacturers the chance to show off their great products as well. Our Motorola Xoom Tablet PC review is in the queue so watch out for more news and details on this new and exciting product.