Android tablets come and Android tablets go, but one thing is for certain - wait long enough and you'll get yourself a good deal on some impressive hardware. Online Computer is selling the 32GB 3G version of the Motorola Xoom for $399 unlocked, which is a pretty awesome price given the specs.
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It's OTA update fever! Over the weekend, Telstra pushed out Android 3.1 for the Motorola Xoom tablet, which should also finally activate the SD card slot (no word yet from Optus). —Thanks Jeff. Meanwhile, there's also Vodafone-specific update to the Galaxy S II that apparently improves web browsing on that network.
It takes a lot of faith to shell out something like $US600 for a 4G LTE tablet that isn't able to get on the 4G network. But that's what anyone who bought a non-Wi-Fi Motorola Xoom did. And according to a tipster over at Phandroid, their patience has finally paid off. Because they received an email instructing how to ship your Xoom to Motorola so it can get those new 4G goodies.
We've seen what happens when a Smart-Covered iPad 2 endures serious abuse. But how do different tablets fare in the same test? The people responsible for the last stress test dropped an iPad, Xoom and Galaxy Tab to find out.
Those rumours that were floating around last week have proven to be correct, as Telstra's just announced that it'll be launching the 10.1-inch Android 3.0 tablet in May 2011. While pricing details are yet to be revealed, the tip-off is that it'll be available as an outright purchase or with a mobile repayment option.
We know that a Wi-Fi-only Xoom is out there, lurking. And according to Droid Life, it's going to be showing up soon at Sam's Club for the entirely reasonable price of $US540. Assuming it's a 32GB model, that undercuts iPad 2 by a cool 60 bucks.
Boy, tablets cost a fair whack, don't they? $US600 on a two-year contract at Verizon, or $US800 without - either way, the Motorola Xoom tablet is a few hundred too many for me. Pick one up from Verizon Wireless from this Thursday, along with 1GB of data for $US20 monthly.