Motorola today announced the pricing and release date for its hotly anticipated Xoom tablet. Priced at an "extremely aggressive" $840, the Motorola Xoom will be available from May 24 exclusively through Telstra.
Capped plans for the Xoom include $29, $49 and $79 per month, with monthly repayment costs ranging from $15 to $25. (The aforementioned plans come with 1GB, 7GB and 12GB of data quota, respectively.)
The Motorola Xoom, which has been available in the US since late March, is a high-end 10.1in tablet that runs on the Android 3.0 Honeycomb platform.
Boasting Full HD video playback with 3D graphics acceleration, two cameras (a front-facing 2.0-megapixel webcam and a rear-facing 5-megapixel camera), 720p video recording and a bevy of hi-tech sensors, the Motorola Xoom is as feature-packed as they come. Support for Adobe Flash and MicroSD memory cards will also be rolled out in a future update.
Read our Motorola Xoom hands-on report at CES 2011.
The Motorola Xoom is expected to compete directly against the Apple iPad 2. However, with a price disparity of around $200, we think it's going to have its work cut out for it in the impending tablet war.
Motorola Atrix price and release date
At the same event, Motorola announced the RRP and release date for the Motorola Atrix. Billed "the world's most powerful smartphone", the Motorola Atrix will be available from June 7 for the same price as the Motorola Xoom - $840. Telstra is also offering the Atrix on a $59 capped plan (including a data quota of 1.5GB), plus $20 monthly repayments.
The Motorola Atrix features a 2GHz dual core Tegra processor, 1GB of RAM and a long-life 1930mAh battery. The touch screen is a 4-inch qHD display and the phone even comes with a fingerprint reader for added security.
Tablet showdown: Apple iPad vs Apple iPad 2 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 vs Motorola Xoom