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Motorola Xoom finally made available to Brits

Tablet PC available online today and in-store from Wednesday

The Wi-Fi only version of the Motorola Xoom has been made available to Brits.

The device, which is the first to run Honeycomb, the version of Google Android optimised for tablet PCs, is available online from Currys, PC World, Dixons and Pixmania, priced at £479.99. It will be also be available in-store from Wednesday April 13.

The 10.1in tablet PC features an nVidia Tegra 2 dual core processor and can deliver up to 2GHz of power, since each core runs at 1GHz. It has two digital cameras on board: a front-facing 2Mp camera acts as a webcam for video chat, and a 5Mp camera on the back is for photos and 720p high-definition video capture.

The touchscreen has a resolution of 1280x800 and users will be able to watch 1080p HD video on the Xoom and output HD video to other devices via an HDMI slot. Adobe's Flash Player is also on board the Xoom, making it good for viewing web video.

The Motorola Xoom, which measures 249x168mm and is 12.9mm thick, has been available to pre-order since the beginning of March. However, until now, there had been no specific shipping date. 

A Wi-Fi and 3G version will be made available through the Carphone Warehouse  and Best Buy later this year, but while the device is available to pre-order SIM-free for £599, availability dates have yet to be released.


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