BARCELONA: Motorola has announced that its much-touted Xoom tablet running Android 3.0 Honeycomb will be available in the UK during the second quarter of 2011.
The device, unveiled at CES in Las Vegas in January, has gathered much attention at Mobile World Congress as a possible iPad rival, and is expected to be a popular choice when it hits the market.
The Xoom has a widescreen HD display with 1,280 x 800 resolution so it can support HD video, and features HDMI out, a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera for 720p video capture and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera for video calling.
However, the Xoom will face stiff competition from the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, announced at Mobile World Congress on Sunday, and the iPad 2, which could launch within the next six to eight weeks.
Motorola gave no information on pricing, but rumours suggest that the tablet could cost around $1,200 (£745).
Carphone Warehouse and Best Buy are taking pre-registrations for the 3G/Wi-Fi version of the Xoom in the UK, while PC World and Currys are understood to be stocking the Wi-Fi only model.
For more on the device, check out V3.co.uk's video demonstration of the Xoom.
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